Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quack, Quack


Today I found another way to avoid the paint fumes for 2 hours: go out to lunch with my coworkers. When they told me that we were going out to Tongdosa (a very rural town about 30 minutes away) I was confused. I mean, there are hundreds of restaurants locally. What could they possibly have that we couldn't get around the corner? The answer: a super traditional duck meal served in a traditionally styled building. At least the interior was, the outside was a bit of a mix. Fabulous, fabulous food. It's a little hard going out to eat with a bunch of people who speak virtually no English when I speak virtually no Korean but we manage. I am learning more Korean in my 2 months in Yangsan than I did in the entirety of last year.Look at that amazingness! I couldn't tell you what half of it was. To be fair, sometimes we used a phone dictionary to figure out what it was in English and I'd never heard of the English word either. Honestly though, if it doesn't have dairy in it, I really don't care.This was the view from the window of the restaurant. Yup, farm country. I actually know people who teach out there.Who doesn't love random stone artwork? Anyways, we got back to school at 2 and I battled a serious food coma for the rest of the day. This is the first day in a very long time that I've been unable to eat dinner. Seriously, it's 10:30pm here and I'm still full. For those of you that know my metabolism personally that's pretty miraculous.

And because it's been far too long since I posted some Konglish for your viewing pleasure...I actually have no idea what 'ice kiki' is but maybe it's ice cream?

6 comments:

Salsa Boy said...

Ooooooo, Ice Kiki, with a little kiki in every bite! DUCK!!!!! *envying and missing you.

Nancy K said...

That is one of the most incomprehensible examples of Konglish that you've shown. A wonderful laugh though.

Kyle Crum said...

Well, it is true. Ice kiki always makes me happy and love.

Alex said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm ice kiki! Well, I don't know about love but it did make me feel happy seeing that sign.

FredL. said...

Not "random stone art work" but rather the house shrine. Notice the Buddha living just on the terrace.

Alex said...

ooooooooops. ~ignorant american present~