Saturday, August 18, 2012
Korean Diary Day 10
~ The money tree.....it's in my pants! ~
Woke up in my clothes from last night. Mom brought me home an orange juice.
She cooked breakfast for me today. Sung Hyun went to meet him work buddies and I stuck around home. I watched Korean TV.
I was trying to help mom in the kitchen. Also, I'd like to know how she makes such good jjigae (soup) but she kicked me out.
Korean food for breakfast. Although it was good, I much prefer this for lunch or supper.
Afternoon soy milk drink
Sung Hyun and his patbingsu (red bean) snack.
When it's all mixed together it's like the 'everything in your kitchen sink' snack.
We packed our bags because we were going to the beach. When we got to Yeoundungpo station at 3:00 pm to purchase the train tickets there were standing seats only. There was a sitting train that left after eight and would not get us to the beach until after 10 pm. We sat down to check the weather forecast and it was rainy. We decided the $60 tickets + whatever we'd pay for the hotel was not worth it if it was going to rain. I'm sad we couldn't have a fun weekend with friends.
I parked my butt in the cafeteria and tried to get some school work done. I wasn't successful so it looks like I'll take another stab at it tomorrow.
Dinner was teriyaki chicken
Sung Hyun had spicy octopus. YUCK!
Then we went to another 4D movie, but this time it was in Korean. Sung Hyun acted as a good translator. When we got to the theatre we realized it was only 2D, meaning that only the seats moved, water sprayed, etc.
Sung Hyun wanted a late night snack. Delivery chicken it was!
Observations of the Day:
1. What an unproductive and miserable day :(
2. My Korean mom is so grumpy lately. I've never seen her like this. She hardly wants to talk to us. The first week she was excited to see us. Now it feels like she wants us to go back to Canada. She barely responds to my questions. If she does her answer is usually "I don't know". "Hey mom, when do you want to come to Canada?"...."I don't know", "When you come visit us, which sister do you want to travel with?"....."I don't know", "If I have a baby can I come here [to Korea], would you help me?".... "I don't know!" I wish she'd communicate with us more.
3. Sung Hyun is feeling the strain of being the only son. Tonight when I was asking mom if she'd like to come to Canada to visit the conversation shifted towards her part-time job. She said she's tired of working and the only reason she works is because she has to pay for her bills. Sung Hyun told her that he was going to talk with his sisters so they could make a plan to help pay but she got upset and told him not to do that. She told him to forget it. He asked her why she said something to him in the first place if it didn't matter and she replied with "because you're my son". Sung Hyun said "yah, so what?" and she said "you're my son". Sung Hyun said "yah so why does that matter" and her response was "you're my son".
Just so you all know, Sung Hyun was born with a penis! Apparently it's also grows money.