"Kentucky Fried road race to Las Vegas 1983."
"Leave Jordan and the Wu Tang alone."
"Lemon drop puffin cinnamon mmfin so good"
I found myself in Dongdaemun recently because I just like had to go shopping. It's what I do when I feel bad, and I was feeling awful that day.
You see my brother in law Todd came to visit, and after saying goodbye to him I realized that I'd been a terrible host. The guilt temporarily subsided when a dress caught my eye, but then I felt bad again.
First of all, instead of conveniently meeting Todd in Seoul, I made him travel solo to my remote town of Uljin, with nothing to follow but a set of vague Amazing-Race style directions.
His flight was delayed, he missed a number of buses, and with no cell phone service Todd ended up in Uljin half past midnight after about 15 hours of traveling.
How inconsiderate of me. Todd had gone through a lot of trouble to visit, and I had neglected the rare opportunity to have family in Uljin. I wanted to make it up to him.
So, after he arrived, I abandoned Todd for 11 hours while I traveled to a different city by myself. At least I didn't leave him alone, he was in good hands.
At least one of those questions was easy to answer, but the other two took some thinking. Then a solution came to mind. Nice November.
Nice November Week 1: Bought coffee for strangers, brought in cake for my school, gave $2 bill souvenirs to the cafeteria staff, didn't tell the cafeteria staff that the bills aren't actually that rare, printed and distributed volleyball team pictures, didn't hit my students while angry, forced the same students to make birthday cards for my mother, then forced them to make birthday cards for a friend, made my own birthday card for a different friend, took my mentor teacher out for dinner, gave persimmons to a stranger, helped record a voice over for an English project that required me to pretend like I was a 55 year-old Father, and bought my students ice cream so they would stop complaining about making cards.
Nice November Week 2: Yeah I definitely stopped after the first week.
I want to make the tee-shirts they sell at Dongdaemun Market.