24 (Thu) December 2015
English + Chinese + Korean
at Second Ground
with the family, CBD
The Prodigal Son Returns for Xmas, Day 9 (see previously 6.352 Dotori Muk).
In Seoul. Here through Christmas. Going back on the 26th with the family to Manila, where we’ll finish out the year.
ACT 1 : English
Xmas Eve with the camping crew in full force, whom I haven’t seen in well over a year (see most recently 5.139 Dragon Sukiyaki).
We haven’t gone camping with everyone present in exactly 3 years (see most recently 3.353 Okonomiyaki), back when the idea of spending Xmas Eve with anyone else seemed impossible.
So, MtG’s rooftop tent seemed apropos for the long awaited reunion.
Perhaps a more compelling motive, we agreed to pay for everything to help boost end-of-year sales numbers.
Act 2 : Chinese
A couple hours later, having gone through the entire menu, twice, someone suggested that we order Chinese, you know, to round out the meal. Everyone sorta shrugged, like okay whatever.
Act 3 : Korean
A couple hours later, someone suggested that we order seafood — nothing too fancy, steamed crabs and sashimi and stuff — you know, just to nibble on.
The driving force of our friendship has always been gluttony, whether on a mountain (see for example 3.366 Grilled Yangnyeom Galbi), in a restaurant (see for example 3.038 Bok & Dodari Hoe), or at home (see for example 4.231 Mineo Hoe).