So, kinda sad that no one wanted to share anything on my last post. Oh well… If anyone wants to now, go right ahead. I still want to hear!
Now onto other things.
Yup, it’s been a while since I last updated. Sorry about that. I’m here now, though, and I’m ready to rant, babble, gush, etc. Recently I had a birthday. *cue happy birthday music* It was pretty nifty. Turned into a sort of birthday week, really, because people’s schedules were all over the place. On the actual day of my birthday I celebrated by eating lots of good food and having desserts sort of forced on me — not that I’m complaining. A family member made me breakfast, then I went out with the grandparents for lunch and then out for dinner with a group. I know this might seem strange coming from a girl, but if you want you win my heart you’ve gotta go through my stomach. I won’t say no to the occasional piece of jewelry — not much of a jewelry wearer, though — or thingamajig but I like food the most. And, well, books are up there too now that I think about it.
Speaking of food, I’ve been itching to try Korean food for a while and finally got one of my sisters and my mom to accompany me. This was the day after my birthday, but also another birthday meal so they granted me this one adventurous meal. Well, it was adventurous for them. They weren’t big fans. I personally scarfed down as much as I could, except for maybe the potato salad. That was probably the only side dish that they ate all of that I didn’t care much for. It was okay, it just happened to be on the bottom of the list for me.
I can’t remember the names of everything I had but I did order spicy Bulgogi. That came with soup, rice and daily side dishes. The side dishes were the potato salad, spicy fish cake Bokkeum (매운 어묵 볶음), and what I think was cucumber NaengGuk (오이 냉국). Those are pretty “tame” for American taste buds, but apparently not tame enough for my family members. Oh, and there was also Kimchi and Radish Kimchi. I was probably the only one that touched that more than once.
The final verdict on Kimchi? I like it. It seemed kind of fresh to me, though I’ve never had it before so I can’t tell what fresh really is. I liked the Radish Kimchi better, but both were good. Not as spicy as I thought it would be. All of it, actually, wasn’t as spicy as I thought it would be and I even ordered the spicy Bulgogi.
I must sound crazy, rambling on about food, eh? You could say that I experience cultures through their food. Most of the places I want to visit are on my list because there’s something there I want to eat. And after trying a Korean restaurant here, I’m more than eager to visit South Korea in the future. I only wish that my family was more keen on the food. *sigh* I’m going to have to find someone else to join me for meals. My family is filled with picky eaters and when we go out to eat together it’s usually Italian or Mexican food.
Anyway, I finished up some work over the weekend and have been winding down from it this week. Got to say, I’m probably not going to do that kind of work for a while. It stresses me out too much, for some reason. Perhaps it’s the monotony of it. You’re basically writing the same thing over and over, and it really gets to me. I’d rather hit my head against the wall repeatedly than do that every day.
And thus ends my blog post. Birthdays, food, head banging. All in all a normal life here. See ya!
EAT. Sleep. Read. Write. Repeat.