There are a variety of Korean foods that I like…Kimbap is one of those foods. It’s good for Koreans when they’re on the go and need a quick meal to eat. It’s also easy to eat and comes in many varieties. You can find vegetables such as carrots, green leaves, and types of meat such as chicken, tuna, beef, etc. There is also one particular vegetable…the pickled radish…that comes along with it.
I strongly dislike that vegetable. Hyo finds it pretty funny and likes to tease me about it especially if we walk by it in the supermarket. Here is a story about it…
So now that you know the story of how it all started, I’ll start sharing some…interesting things that have happened. It just comes with the territory when two people from different cultures come together in a relationship. One of the most common is the misunderstanding or mispronunciation of words from both people. Here is one such story…
Translation credit goes to Hyo 😉
I get many questions about how we met. It’s not exactly the most common combination for relationships…black guy from Detroit, Michigan and a Korean girl from Incheon, Korea.
I came to Korea to teach in April of 2009. Had a wonderful time and decided to come back for a second year at the end of 2010.
In 2011, I decided it was time to step up my Korean language game since I planned on being here a little longer than expected. Looking for language exchange partners online, a nice girl said “hi”, we exchanged emails, met up for a study session, and after a month things just clicked and we ended up dating.
It’s been a pretty fun time since then. I didn’t expect to meet someone so awesome halfway across the world, but hey that’s how life works sometimes. I will share with you the funny, strange, and interesting things that come with a multi cultural relationship like ours.