Fluency and Q-tips

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I will be the first to admit that my Korean is absolutely terrible. That being said, I can construct basic present, past and future tense sentences with my limited vocabulary and can generally make my way around with little trouble.

Today I was nearly defeated by q-tips. In a particularly spaztastic moment 2 days ago I managed to knock my q-tip jar over which promptly dumped itself into the toilet. Thank god there was nothing in the toilet but it was still a rubber gloved effort to fish them all out.

Note: my bathroom was obviously designed by a man. Inadequate and awkward bathroom shelving was not created with massive quantities of toiletries in mind. And I’m practically spartan compared to the amount I’ve seen Korean women bring on camping trips, let alone their home bathroom.

I will be the first to admit that my Korean is absolutely terrible. That being said, I can construct basic present, past and future tense sentences with my limited vocabulary and can generally make my way around with little trouble.

Today I was nearly defeated by q-tips. In a particularly spaztastic moment 2 days ago I managed to knock my q-tip jar over which promptly dumped itself into the toilet. Thank god there was nothing in the toilet but it was still a rubber gloved effort to fish them all out.

Note: my bathroom was obviously designed by a man. Inadequate and awkward bathroom shelving was not created with massive quantities of toiletries in mind. And I’m practically spartan compared to the amount I’ve seen Korean women bring on camping trips, let alone their home bathroom.

Anyways, so I popped into E-mart 20 minutes before closing thinking that I could grab juice, fruit, vitamins and q-tips and be on my merry little way. Oh no. I had to circle the toiletry section 3 times before I found the damned things. The entire time, all I could think is that fluency in a language is knowing how to say asinine things like q-tips. I finally found some in the eco-friendly section but I remember for a fact that I got my last bunch in a regular section for 50 cents.

Mini spaz update: I keep bumping my hips into my desk and other awkward furniture edges. I have interestingly shaped splotchy bruises on my hips that look really ridiculous with my bathing suit.

Next time: Alex goes on an adventure with her Korean co-teachers in which we wander the beach, bars and a light show. Now to upload the pictures….



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