This morning I skyped with my parents. For my father, it was 12:30 and had just turned into Saturday, for my mother it was 3pm on Friday, and for me, it was 7:30 am on Saturday. Technology is truly an amazing and wonderful thing.
My host mother and I bonded over this blog (!), a map of the United States, my pictures on facebook and pictures of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I wish that there was some way for me to bring them some, although most of the puns do not make any sense to Koreans. (Maybe that is what I will do to make the world a better place-- introduce Ben and Jerry's to Asia.) My plans for world domination aside, the look on my host mother's face when she saw my hair completely unleashed was pretty great, she kept asking if it was "natural?" However, she was also pretty impressed by the still shots from my last black belt testing (especially the one where I am doing the splits). Then, she found out that I really enjoy musical theater, and said "you like dance and sing... Maybe you like club?" I shook my head and she laughed. I hope that she was laughing with me and not at me (like "hahahahaha, what a silly foreigner).
In another side note, "global logistics and supply chain management" does not translate well into Korean. Who knew, right!?
Love love love y'all!
Everyday Acts of Activism