Hi. We are foreigners in South Korea. Except for that derp-faced man at the leftmost part. Aaand after almost 2 weeks, we finally had our first fastfood meal in the city: at Lotteria!
We all "injoyed" our food. Below is a picture of me and Jean. We were definitely "looking fun," right? Haha.
I always giggle whenever I see English captions here, probably because I have this lame habit of 'proofreading' everything but, also, mostly because some of them are translated very literally. (Not to mock how Koreans speak English, though. I used to be an English teacher for Koreans, too.)
Here are a few funny lines I've seen since we came here:
- At the airport: Please do not do bad thing to cacti.
- At the marketplace: All Together Create Future; ENTERTEINMENT
- On an arcade machine: the catcher machine for the next century
- On a truck: Yeah Girl! Sensitive Fashion Accessory Shop
I'm just, like, "BUT SOMETHING WHAT?" whenever I see stuff like those. But at least they try.
ANYWAY! We had too much KyoChon chicken last week (not that we're complaining!) so we decided to have 'pyo he jang guk' again. Since it's difficult to say, we just call it 'the deboning thing or DBT' - because to eat it, you need to literally dissect meat from large chunks of verterbral columns. So, aye, I have tasted bone marrows, cartilages, and spinal cords of cows. Suprisingly (or not), it's very tasty and we love it! I think we've already eaten it more than 5 times since we got here.
Here are pictures of Bijan and I, doing our pre-meal rituals, such as pouring 'mul' (water) for everyone, distributing chopsticks and spoons, and taking photographs of what we're going to masticate!
Here's the actual superb deboning thing ...
... and everything's gone after a few minutes! Haha. Deboning experts! (Note: They provide bins for carcass. Lol.) This entire meal only costs 6,000 won (more or less 250 pesos) but since meat is especially expensive here, it's actually a good deal!
Before I sound like a fucking food blogger, I'll now take you to a mini tour around our office. We work somewhere in Sadang, Seoul. Most office spaces here are alike: not-so-high commercial buildings, mostly up to 5 floors only. Ours is on the 3rd and here's the 'friendly neighborhood' view through our back windows.
Doesn't look like "the heart" of Seoul, no? Well, yeah. The view from here is not very picturesque so I decided to take a picture, this one facing the main road, in sepia.
And of course... Whenever we're not eating, or thinking of food, or using the internet in the office... WE SLEEP! WE LOVE SLEEPING! IT IS SLEEPING THAT WE LOVE!
Daytime is quite lengthy here. The sun almost always completely sets at around 9 PM. This one was taken last night, at around 8 PM. "Good bright night!"
And then here's me and what I look like today. Raglan love! Earlier, we had breakfast at Paris Baguette, just across our office. We will be, basically, doing NOTHING again today. Work will officially begin on Monday, I guess.