Anyways, for all of you back home who wouldn't get the chance to meet my boyfriend in person, here he is via the net (haha).......
kissing in public -- a big NO NO!!!! Korean couples are always holding hands or cuddling on the subway, but it is extremely rare for them to ever kiss in the company of other ppl. So here I am at my birthday dinner with my lover (haha, its funny to say that) and his friends, and all of a sudden he just attacks me when I am about to get my picture taken. As you can tell I was not expecting that one.
couple tee's -- so I have conformed to one of those strange Korean couple things. After we were dating for only about 3 weeks Sung Hyun wanted to get couple rings.....couple rings after only 3 weeks, are you crazy?????? I guess it's the thing do here, but I didn't think it was a good idea for him to spend a couple hundren dollars on some girl he had only known for a month so I opted for the t-shirt. Now there are ones that say: "this is my boyfriend" and "this is my girlfriend" but I wasn't into that. Instead, we just got 2 shirts the same. To this day we still have not worn them together on the same day. What the hell is the point of couple shirts if you don't wear them together???
the squat -- if you come to Korea you can see this oh-so-famous squatting pose starting with young children up to and including men in business suits. Since it is dirty for Koreans to sit on the sidewalk they adopt this extremely uncomforable positions where they place both feet FLAT on the ground. If any of you can do this back home I will give you MAN won ($10). I wasn't so successful at it as you can tell form the picture.
How many beers have you had??? -- "I've had two, yah met too" This peace sign dominates nearly EVERY picture I am in. I don't know WHY on earth Koreans have insisted on doing this silly thing but just like them, I too have joined the club (I am becoming more Korean everyday). Another thing that I have noticed is that when Koreans drink alcohol they turn red. Just look at Sung Hyun -- case in point!!!!
Meeting Sung Hyun has been one of the best things that has happened to me in Korea. Because of him I have been able to see a different side of Korea -- one that I would never have gotten to experience had we not met. I like to think of myself as an independant person; afterall I came to Korea after I recently broke up with my bf of four years and there was no special family members waiting for me on the other side to help me out with the huge transition. But it's nice to know that there is someone here who cares for you and always has your back no matter what, so thanks Sung Hyun!!!!. My friend sent me an email that I had written a year ago to everyone back home. Basically it says that I really missed home and that I was crazy for spending a year in Korea -- since that is such a long time. So here I am one year later and I am proud to say that I did it all my by myself (along with my family and amazing friends back home -- your encouragement means the world to me). I will see you all very, very soon, I can't wait!!!!!!!!