Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Tonight I'm taking the bus from Suwon to Seoul to go out to dinner with my Korean girlfriends. My one girlfriend has had to work several Saturdays so she has had to miss maedeup class. I hadn't actually seen her for about three weeks. She called me up to say she had missed me and asked if I wanted to go out to dinner. It was so sweet.
The plan is for dinner followed by coffee at a coffee shop where we can talk and also work on our maedeup. One thing I have noticed here in South Korea is that dinner is for eating with very little conversation. The Koreans seem to always worry that they are taking up a table that another customer may want so there is no meandering through a meal. The coffee shops are for socializing and are usually packed with people. I'll make sure to bring my camera as always.
The photo above shows just how affectionate Koreans are. I often see girlfriends hand in hand or arm in arm. It always brings a smile to my face.


CreekHiker said...

Becky, Just the other day, I was talking with my best friend about how affectionate Europeans are... always the double kiss (one for each cheek) when you greet them. She was amazed that even though I'm American, I always just go into "European kissing mode" when around her family and my Greek friend's family.

I think it became ingrained in South America. They are very affectionate as well and it was a little shocking to be in the office at 7am and the staff starts coming up to your desk to kiss you...twice! But then, it sets such a nice tone for the day.

I really think Americans are very repressed in many ways.

All that to say, I love the photo! It makes me smile too!

(New Mabel Lou shots on my blog.)


Becky said...

Holly: I agree totally but you want to know the strange thing, Koreans don't hug. That makes them really uncomfortable. Off to see your blog!

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