Sunday, September 02, 2007

Seoul, Korea...

I am passing the time here in the airport in Seoul, Korea... and I figured it was a good time to post an update "from the field." Some of you may not know that I have been in Mongolia the past two weeks visiting a friend of mine who is working for a Christian ministry over there. I had a great time experiencing the Mongolian culture (and I experienced a good bit of it in two weeks, actually). I hope to have lots of posts with pictures and the like, so bear with me on that.

For now, let me share something that happened just a few hours ago. Since my layover is so long (12 hours), I decided to take a tour of the city. Part of the tour involved riding a ferry; and while on said ferry, a random Korean guy approached me and commenced to tell me that his daughter was studying English in Canada. He then asked me what my job is and how old I am. So awkward. The girl was very pretty (I have a picture of the whole family). But I am big on communication... and even if she started learning English 5 years ago, she is a bit behind for me. Sorry.

So there you have it... I basically get proposed to by a Korean girl's father. Nice.


Arshunda said...

Think of it this way: you give off a "Hey, I would be great for your daughter!" aura. It could be worse. Maybe. However, the fact that her dad was running game for his daughter...that is kinda creepy.

Alyssa said...

Hey, some cultures still practice arranged marriages. Perhaps he was working with that mindset. Although you would think he would "arrange" it with your parents, but alas I cannot always understand the male mind. ;)