Just on my way home from a blind date set up by Eunjin and co-supervised by Sunyoung. Wow. I was really uncomfortable at first. We went out for Japanese / Korean “fusion” food (a hybrid of the two) and sat around looking at each other. But what Eunjin and Sunyoung said was quite true – that two groups of three (Eunjin, Sunyoung and I; and she, Eunjin, and Sunyoung) – so there had to be a cure for that. That was, Miss Kim and I going off someplace. So we parted, and they left us alone.
Wow. I can’t remember when I had felt so uncomfortable in recent years. (Maybe once or twice.) We walked, and I suggested she and I go to a tea room. So we did. She showed me some pictures of her cakes she makes. She’s a baker by trade. So this gave me the idea of showing her my sister’s wears she makes at Betty’s. She was quite amazed at the pictures I showed her – or she showed great interest, at any rate.
After this, we walked around some more. I phoned Eunjin as I thought we would meet up again, but nobody said anything, so we wandered around Insa-dong some more. We looked in shops, and she showed interest in some earrings, so I bought them for her. They weren’t costly – only 12,000 won (about $10 or ₤6). But they really looked pretty on her. Actually, you could hang a barbed-wire fence on her, and it’d look pretty, I think.
She’s 36 years old, and her name is … well that’s stupid. I forgot. More on that later. As I said, she’s a baker. She runs (I think) a Paris Croissant in Seoul. She’ll be free again in 6 days, and she asked if we could meet again.
How? She doesn’t speak much English, and I don’t speak much Korean. We basically tried our best to communicate. I haven’t spoke so much Korean in years! Not that I spoke much, mind you.
My computer battery is about to die. More later.