Friday, October 31, 2008

The crazy Korean culture lady

My birds are gone for the winter so I'm no longer the crazy bird lady. Now I've got a new obsession: Korean people. Is it completely insane that everytime I see someone who could possibly be Korean I have the urge to chase them down the street and make them become my new best friend?! I DON'T do that, but I seriously have the urge, lol.

I'm thinking about this because I'm handing out Halloween candy right now and two teenagers just came to my door that I'm pretty sure were Korean. We don't have many Korean people in this area, so I had to totally hold myself back from asking them if they're Korean, where they live, what their mom makes them for dinner, if they speak fluent Korean, how their mom celebrated their Tol (first birthday), if they've been to Korea recently, if they know where to buy Korean board games and if I could just come hang out at their house for a while.

That's what I THOUGHT. What I said was "Happy Halloween, bye!" and then I ran in the house before I gave into the urge to follow them home. :)

Shawn has a Korean employee at his pharmacy who is the nicest guy and every single time I see him I want to ask him a million questions. I saw him today and he explained Korean New Year to me and the facial differences between Chinese and Korean people. He seems to enjoy answering my questions and talking about Korea, but I always have to stop myself from just following him around the pharmacy all afternoon like a freak. I need some Korean friends, but I don't know many Korean people here. (which is why I get so excited when I see any!)

I've been studying Korean culture a lot lately and I just can't get enough of it. I've always loved Asian culture anyway, but since I've been trying to learn more about Korea I just love it even more. I want to learn Korean songs, I want to learn how to play Korean games, I want to learn about Korean holidays and I want to find Korean toys for Clarissa. I want to just GO to Korea and live there until they give me my baby. I wonder how long I could sit in the lobby of the adoption agency before they would kick me out...

So anyway, there you go. I'm officially going insane. So if you're Korean and you live in Boise, watch out. If you're walking down the street and see some crazy lady chasing after you, it's probably just me. Just give me a Korean recipe or explain a Korean tradition to me and tell me to go home, OK? :)


Kate said...

I can't remember how I came across your blog, but I think I <3 you. First the need to tackle any hobby head on, and then the need to COMPLETELY immerse yourself in something. (Oh, and the love of big TVs!)

You do by chance happen to live in Colorado, now do you? :)

/end weird stalkerish comment. ;)

Wendy said...

I wish we did live in the same area, it sounds like we'd have a good time! I would enjoy a Home Depot shopping buddy! :)

MaMeex5 said...

Was browsing Adoption shirts on Cafe Press and came across this clock that teaches you to tell time in Korean. Thought you might like to see it.