Monday, August 4, 2014
Seoul: Day Four
An old friend in a new place. What does it do to a relationship to meet with people in different locations? It had been about 3 years since I'd seen Hyunsil and catching up with her was as easy as if it was yesterday. In the meantime she had moved back to Korea after a decade in America, had met someone and gotten married and now has an adorable 4-month-old son. She had wanted to show me Lotte World, a huge department store and the world's largest indoor amusement park, but it is closed every-other Monday. She then drove me to a restaurant where we had a private room and in a few short sentences managed to convey something to the waitress that resulted in an onslaught of delicious traditional Korean foods. It seemed to never end. She also took my picture to help me document. We went to her apartment and then to the lakes in the Jamsil area before saying goodbye. It was too little time but I'm hoping to take up her invitation to come again.