Tak Galbi and Deft Chopstick Maneuvers

Just got back from the Yonsei area. Jim, SY, and I got some tak galbi. It was Jim's first pizza tak galbi. He seemed to enjoy himself. I did as well. It was a bit spicy, and I barely made it home (I took a taxi for speed), but, all in all, it was a huge success.

As you can tell from these pics, Jim and I had a good old time with our matching aprons and deft chopstick maneuvers.

(Above: This is my serious pose. It is reserved for when I am way too hot in a smokey tak galbi joint.)

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this video game. They have them all over Seoul. This one is my particular favorite, as it is a re-work of the ole "Strongman" doo hickeys at Rehobeth Beach. I desperately wanted to play, but figured a pic was good enough for the moment. Besides, I had such a cute couple to take a pic of, when I turned around.

Aren't they adorable?

(I directed this photo, as I am prone to direct everything - Type A and all. They were both sports enough to humor me as I said, "Oh, please! Closer to the neon!" I can be so funny sometimes.)

After the restaurant, Jim said he needed some Cold Stone Creamery to cool off. I was all for it. We walked the 10 minutes, which SY was convinced was 20 (with emotional duress), and had ourselves some fine creamy ice cream. Jim got his staple of vanilla with raspberries. I went for the adventurous white chocolate with raspberries. I even tipped one dollar, and was treated to a song by the ice cream clerks.

"What are they singing?" I asked SY.

"It's a song about Cold Stone," she said.

"What's it mean?"

"It's just a song about Cold Stone."

Unfortunately, SY realized her wallet was missing, and we had to trek back to the restaurant to see if it had found its way into the lost and found. It was a no show. I consoled as best as I could. I also made a mental note to remove my American credit cards and ID's from my wallet should the same thing happen to me.

"Cancel everything. You can do it. I believe in you. You're awesome," I told her. "This is nothing for a business woman such as yourself.

"Yes," she agreed. "It's nothing."

"Just cancel everything tonight," Jim reminded.

"Yes," SY agreed. "Tonight."

"You still have your phone?" I asked.

"Fortunately," SY said in a British lilt. "I have that."

"Yes, fooor-tu-nately," I imitated.

"You got to love it," Jim smiled. "A little British, German, Italian - all kinds of accents in there."

"Yeah, it's great."

(This pic is of my last class. It has nothing to do with today, other than I like it, because it's my class, and it just happened to find its way in my mailbox this morning. Yeah! 217!!)

Now I am home. I will finish the painting tomorrow. That's about all that's on the agenda. I've thought about laundry, but it might have to wait for some movie watching. We'll see how much of a multi-tasker I feel like being. I may just come up with an algorithim on Martian life probabilities. Who knows?


Sommer said...

good luck with your new painting! i like this one you posted very much.

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

thanks, sommer. i will definitely look at your "poor substitutes" for inspiration. : )