Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tonight I went to a DVD bang near Ajou and watched Before Sunset, but first took a bus to Suwon Station to walk around the traditional market. I also found myself in the red light district but, after getting couple of cat calls, left. One Korean man yelled, "fantastic," at me, nudging his friend as they smoked outside. I didn't see any prostitutes but I did see "love" hotels and motels with buzzing neon signs, pictures of Russian girls, and sketchy movie houses.
In the traditional market, this woman (below) saw me taking photos of three Korean girls. She asked where I was from, and invited me to her Vietnamese restaurant for a cup of coffee. She spoke fluent Korean but only a few English words. She wanted to see her son talk English, but he was totally uninterested. He rolled around the floor, and picked stones off the soles of his shoes - did everything but say, "hi" in English. It was his day off school.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Eva Karrin McKinnon at 10:13 PM
"Mom, I have a secret. I'm doing something a little... shocking before I leave Korea."
"I don't want to say."
"Eva you have to tell me or I won't get to sleep tonight! Is it a good thing?"
"Is it a bad thing?"
"I don't think so. Listen Mom you might not even care."
"Probably not, so just tell me."
"I don't want people knowing yet."
"You won the lottery. You're not going back to University. You're pregnant. You're staying to work in Korea. You're in love, you're bringing somebody home?"
"You're adopting a child."
"Are you serious Mom!?"
"You're gay. You're going to be on TV!"
"God. No Mom!"
PS- This picture makes my mouth water. Honey candy is, in my opinion, the most delicious Korean treat. It's 5 dollars for a small box, and usually made fresh from vendors at a booth. I like the peanut version best, made with honey and flour spun into thin threads.