There are have been some memorable quotes this past week, but my favorite is from Gyu (my unofficial soccer translator who happens to play outside mid like a [skinny, Korean] demon).
Let me preface this by saying that Gyu has a smile that is all things sweet, sincere and polite. But it’s not exactly reassuring when he uses it while translating soccer buddy #38’s, “당신이남자가아니라는것을확신합니까” into
“He says, ‘Are you sure you’re not a man?’ But in a good way!”
The runner-up for this week’s quote contest came from an unidentified defender who kicked me in the stomach.
“Are you okay? Don’t worry. I know *gestures* CPR!”
Third place goes to my dad for telling me to “Have a good weekend! Have an adventure!” Unfortunately, I have failed to do this. Three hours of soccer (even in the beautiful rain) does bad things to an out-of-shape-Elaine’s quad muscles and four hours of sleep does even worse things to her adventurous spirit. So I settled for a small walking tour of my side of the Yeongdo mountain (봉내산, Bongnaesan).
|This is "Tomato," one of our main go-to restaurants.|
|Some friendly schoolgirls who practiced their English on me.|
When I asked to take a picture, this was the resulting scramble
for the pink comb.