Saturday, January 07, 2006

People: Mr. Gang and his family

While on my travels, it's always nice to get to know the locals on a more personal level...

Two days back, Mr. S.G.Gang brought me out to dinner, when his family came down for a four-day visit. Mr. Gang and I work together on-site in Gwangyang, and his family lives five hours away in Seoul.

The family: Ms. Jang (장정화)* and daughters 보영 + 보경. We met up previously, when they visited in autumn.

Nice people. Just wished the kids wouldn't be so shy. I swear that they didn't dare look me in the eye throughout the meal.

ㅠ_ㅠ... Am I THAT ugly?!

*Cultural note ~ Apparently you do not call someone by their husband's last name in Korea. So addressing Mr Gang's wife as "Mrs. Gang" probably doesn't sound quite right, even though it is accepted/not offending. Using her maiden family name instead, would be more appropriate.

Haven't quite figured out how else to address the person yet, if you don't know her family name. I guess I can get away for being the foreigner. :P

Thanks for the awesome dinner Mr. Gang!


At January 07, 2006 8:49 PM, Anonymous Beck said... I understand why all those korean aunties are addressed as Madam So & So in korean dramas.

At January 09, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger hteekay said...

maybe their daughters are just afraid that they might fall in love with you le... you wouldn't know...

or maybe you should wipe off your perverted look and your drool... ;)

At January 09, 2006 1:14 PM, Anonymous fergus said...

ya! ya! the perverted look!

At January 09, 2006 10:55 PM, Anonymous m@ri said...

My my... That is new to me, atually hope more of those information coming, really interesting culture they have there...

PS: Please wipe off the perverted look :p

At January 10, 2006 6:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that preverted look that you have... they were worried that you wanted more than just food at the meal

At January 10, 2006 8:04 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

beck... You are the only decent one around here who still believed in me.

the rest of you... I do not have a perverted look! ㅠ,ㅠ


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