Saturday, August 11, 2012
Korea Diary Day 3
Woke up at 5:30 today and had leftover pizza for breakfast. Then I forced myself back to sleep because I knew today (Saturday) was going to be a long one. Woke up for a second time at 11:30.
I set out for the subway alone on a mission to meet Doyoung. It was a very long subway ride to the end of the blue line. It took about 1.5 hours.
It was lovely to see this lesbian couple playing around together on the subway. I can only hope that some are becoming more open minded about the possibility of gay/ lesbian couples.
My friend Doyoung works on the American military base. When I was living it Korea it was such a treat to go on post and get spoiled with Western treats. I thought Joy might enjoy this so I invited her along. We've only met one other time in person when we happened to be passing by one another at a hospital a couple of years ago. She's such a lovely lady in person that I wished we had met each other when I was actually living here. I really only know her through her blog.
Taco Bell it was. Although this isn't so special to me anymore. I much prefer Korean food.
And going down the yellow slide
This is a sign on base. It looks much like the Korean ones except this is written in English.
After a quick stop for ice cream, Doyoung gave us a tour of the base in his car (that has air con.)
Then it was time to come back to Seoul. Joy went back to her place and Doyoung and I continued on.
Spicy chicken and noodles for supper.
Welcome to Korea....where we cut our noodles with scissors.
Beers in Hongdae park
Then off to watch my friend play in a club. Annie I believe this was one of your local hangouts. I wish you were here with me :)
Then I ran into this guy. He's from waaaaaay back when I first came to Korea. How lovely it was to randomly cross paths again.
Back home at 2 am because I was super tired. Had this been a regular night in Hongdae I would have stayed till the sun came up. When I left the party was just getting started.
I wasn't the only one partying. Apparently Sung Hyun drank a little too much (which would be anything over 2 drinks) and decorated the streets, not one but three times.
He's feeling it this morning!
1. The Korean streets are smelly.
2. When I used to live here an hour subway ride to get some place was commonplace. But now, an hour feels sooooo long.
3. People smoke in bars...I forgot that!
4. I can still speak Korean. On the subway ride home after Joy left I was able to carry on a conversation with Doyoung for a good 20-30 minutes.
5. I'm still smiling from ear to ear!!!!! I love this place :)