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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

ASK EVA (and she will ask someone else...)

F.Y.I. I added a new foreigner in Suwon to the blogger list!

1. Interested in finding the red light district in Suwon? I am- but not for the reason you might think! give me a little credit. I want to take some great PHOTOS! A fellow Suwonite (Suwonite?) sent me these directions:
"Ahhh, the red light district. Do you know where the Paris Baguette is just outside of the station? My sense of direction is terrible so I'll describe it like this. As you are facing the Paris Baguette walk to the left and follow the main road. There will be several sides streets you pass. It is a block or two before you reach an overpass. It's about 3-4 blocks, I think, from the Station. I've just been there twice. Once by mistake and I took my husband to see it. It was a Sunday when I went with him and they weren't quite open for business. There was lines of really seedy looking men waiting. Yuck! When I went on a weekday, it was the only street with no one on it. The windows are all curtained so you can't mistake where you are and the girls were sitting on chairs in the entryway. If you have trouble finding it, maybe I could meet you at the station and take you. I think I would avoid Sunday. I wonder what it's like at night? I'm sorry my description is so poor, it is easy to just walk it then tell somehow how to get there. I'm so mixed up on my directions but I think it is north of the station."

2. "Dear Eva,

*This relationship-based question has been deleted by request.


Anonymous said...

First, I have rarely...very rarely seen a successful cross-continental long distant relationship. He may feel that you'll move on while being away from each other.

There is also a family issue. Has he told his parents about his relationship with you yet? Parents opinions play a great role in making that kind of decision in Korea because we look at marriage as an unity between not only the two people, but also the two families as well.

It's also possible that he's not quite sure where you are. Though Korean guys tend to be timid, they certainly know how to express their feelings, expecially someone they love. He might be thinking that you two are not on the same page. If you give him some kind of a conspicuous hint that you are willing to commit and take the next step, he might ask you marry him.

I think you just need to be real straight forward with him from now on. you certainly do not want to waste your time on a relationship that has no hope.

I hope this is helpful to you. is so great that even a heart ache from it seems really sweet from the eyes of a person like me who doesn't know what it is like.


Anonymous said...

Don't go to the red light district on friday, saturday or sunday and go after 7pm. Try to interview one of the girls there if you can, I think that would be incredibly interesting.