So, I have not been writing because nothing all that exciting has been going on. I had a fantastic bonding night with the kids and mom in my host family where we danced around and ate french fries and mozzarella sticks, I wrote over 1,000 words turning a re- occurring dream I have been having into a story, and I found out that people in Korea really do not like gay people. Also, I found out that tentacles are usually in cucumber (oi) kimchi-- at least at the YMCA where I work.
I went out to lunch with my department earlier this week, because apparently when people are getting married, it is customary to take your department out to eat in Korea. The cool part was that her fiance came along, and at the end of the meal he presented her with flowers while singing opera. He got down on one knee, and it was amazing, I almost cried. This guy does not look like a baritone, but his voice was amazing, and this is coming from a girl who is very picky about whose voice she is listening to. Basically, this was the highlight of my week!
Also, I head off to the wedding today, so I bought a nice dress yesterday. It is almost too short to be comfortable since I do not have the typical Korean body type, but I bought it because the woman in the store was really nice, it was the first store I have seen where you can try things on before buying them in the subway station malls, and I was in a hurry to catch my train.
I think it also deserves to be said that the pride I take in my hair has increased since coming to Korea. Straightening is not in the cards!
Love you all,
Everyday Acts of Activism