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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ach-ooo!


I was bound to get a cold, moving to the other side of the world. Luckily it doesn't feel like I'm getting the Korean flu which apparently knocks you out for a good two weeks. Most people who come down with it are hospitalized for a few days.

My throat is swollen, red and craving Vitamin C! When I went for lunch today, I brought with me the word "vegetables" translated to Hangul by a friend of mine. The waitress nodded as if she understood. I stressed, "only, only vegetables," pointing to the note, but she brought me a surprising platter of food (for a family of 20)... all at 4,000 WON, or $4.60 CA.

I got a big bowl of sticky (sticcccccckkkyyy) rice, spicy hot Kimchi soup with veggies and tofu inside, along with side plates of seaweed, clam, crab, some kind of papaya fruit, watery vegetables and egg. Koreans eat the strangest combinations, sometimes! Really though, I could FEEL my cold being cured as I slurped down the spicy soup.

Do I like the food? Not yet. It has a distinct taste... maybe eventually.

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

gazuntite!

Greg said...

Eva,
feel better soon. Also, welcome to the Blogging world! I don't know much about South Korea so I'm looking forward to learning more about it through your eyes. Good luck at school tomorrow, you'll do great!

Joshua said...

I was the anonymous "gazuntite."

I miss you.

Gdog said...

Hi Eva, great start to your blog! Have you tried Korean BBQ yet? It's the bomb...you can't have bad BBQ in my books!