Cycle 12 – Cycle 243
5 (Sun) September 2021
Mul Naeng Myeon
at Jinmi Pyongyang Naeng Myeon
-Nonhyeon, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Many years ago, whenever I was scheduled to fly somewhere, I would always eat my favorite dish for dinner the evening before. The morbid rationale was to ensure that I would die happy, at least gastronomically, as represented in one final meal, if the plane were to crash. The dish started out as jjajang myeon, then later mul naeng myeon. I stopped practicing the ritual when I began living in Manila and working for WHO, because travel was so frequent and proper MNM wasn’t available (jjajang myeon was).
I am scheduled to receive the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 tomorrow. Though I have never been at all concerned about any medical procedure that I have undergone, even surgeries requiring general anesthesia, this one is freaking me out a bit. (In fact, I write this at 1115 on Monday, 45 minutes before my appointment, and my hands are shaking as I type; my heart isn’t beating faster, but it seems to be beating louder.)
I look forward to reporting nothing when I come out on the other side.
If not, GMTD ends here, before I could finish the 12th cycle, before I could migrate the posts from the former blog site. It’s become such an integral part of my daily routine that I don’t know whether I would’ve been able to stop of my own accord, so maybe the pandemic was God’s roundabout method for putting an end to GMTD. It’s been – fun. I hope my readers, especially DJ and IZ, will continue to read it. Thanks!
(See also MUL NAENG MYEON)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)