Friday night after we finished work, we went out to the samgyup sal place across the street. It’s become kind of a regular spot for us, especially on Friday nights. They’ve even come to know what we usually get. If we spoke Korean, we could even say “The usual”.
Saturday, we lounged around a while, before heading to Suwon. We read on the subway, and proceeded to meet Matt outside the station. From there, we went to a delicious Indian restaurant that we had gone to once before. They played Indian electronic music and had Indian movies playing with the sound off, while we ate. After that, we searched nearby for a love motel where we could stay the night, because Matt’s place is a little small. We all hung out there for a bit, drinking some beer, watching Korean television. We took a nap, and when we woke up it was 11:30 at night. Matt had snuck out to meet up with some friends. Lawra and I met up with him and his posse and continued our night.
First we went to a nightclub with crazy seizure lights and techno. We got a drink and stayed there for about a half hour before moving on to Sam Ryan’s. Sam Ryan’s is an American sports bar that we had gone to the last time we went to Suwon. We each had a beer and some nachos, while we watched some MMA fighting on the TV screens. Lastly, we met up with some more of their friends at a nearby norybang. We stayed for a few songs, until the time was up, and by then it was 2:30am and we were ready to call it.
We checked out of the love motel around noon. It was humid, but raining pretty good around then. We decided to just head back to the city and have an easy Sunday. And that’s just what we did.
As surreal as it feels, a week from now, I’ll be on an airplane; On my way back home, with this all being a memory of a past life.
Prior to arriving in Korea, I had never tasted Korean food. Here is a list of the new foods that I tried and would be open to trying again.
Honorable Mention : Non-Korean foods that deserve a special shout out
I don’t think I’ve ever watched so much TV in my life. Although they were all watched on a computer, this is a list of most of the TV shows I watched during my time here.