13.020 Wake Spread

Cycle 13 – Item 20

25 (Tue) January 2022

Wake Spread

2.0

at Konkuk University Hospital Funeral Hall

-Hwayang, Gwangjin, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W

The father of SH, one of W’s best friends from high school, passed away yesterday.

SH is kinda famous (between W and me) for being the only close friend who’d approved of me (as the groom-to-be), the rest of the gang not so convinced that I was husband material (maybe they were right).

These days, the standard practice is to serve food in disposal containers, to lower labor costs and to facilitate clean-up; whereas the family is responsible for purchasing the containers, some companies provide containers for their employees; SH works for Kim & Chang, the largest law firm in Korea; as a cynic, the branded containers seem to me like a marketing ploy than a show of solidarity.

This is the 3rd post in GMTD history to mark a funeral: the first for CYM’s father (see 1.246 Wake Spread), the second for MtG’s father (see 11.268 Wake Spread).

I dread that this kind of event may soon become more of a regular thing, among friends and family.   Having committed to continue GMTD indefinitely, I’m suddenly wondering how I’ll be able to post on the death of someone personally close to me.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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