Today was Korean Memorial Day, so I didn’t have class. I met up with Jeong-mi for lunch and a subsequent afternoon of window shopping in Coex Mall. Coex is a giant underground mall; according to Wikipedia, it is Asia’s largest underground shopping center.
This is a “store” I pass on my long march of death up the hill to the apartment. I always think “Garlic Garage” in my head when I walk by it.
Homestay mom and dad were at Red Rock Bar (owned by homestay uncle) for the afternoon, so homestay sister and I took a taxi there for dinner.
My first day here, homestay mom made a big deal about how homestay sister and I look really alike. I’m pretty sure we don’t.
For dinner, homestay family ordered…Chinese take-out! Just like in America, the food is fried and fatty, dripping with thick sauces. However, the dishes aren’t quite the same. Tonight was noodles with black bean sauce and deep-fried strips of pork with a sweet sauce.
Homestay uncle had a serious case of the drunk munchies. (He literally tried to force-feed me tonight by repeatedly shoving a piece of fried pork in my mouth.)
Homestay dad was really, really amused with himself for posing me as a draft-pulling bartender.