The Mother-in-law Diaries
Dirty Diaries March 2003 "...Sitting on a cold seat, in my cramped
outhouse, staring at a wastebasket stuffed with stinky folded tissues reminds
me of my first year in Korea. "
& Disobediance February 2003 .."...Earlier, on our way to
the bar, we passed a demonstration for the two dead middle school girls. I told
my buddy about it and he hurried past. I lingered, waving hello and smiling at
the high school kids."
Alex January 2003 ".. All up and down our street, ajummas sit
gossiping, shucking garlic or picking persimmons off trees. ...Alex proceeds to
shake the poor girl, and when that doesnt work he pulls her blanket off
and grabs her hair, saying, get up in Korean."
Seats, Shamans & Middle Schoolers December 2002.."...But for
me, here in Korea, fall also represents a time to begin holding it in so as to
avoid a cold toilet seat. It is a time when I should accustom myself to not showering
Cleaning the House
November 2002.."...I'd already decided to marry her if she'd let me.
I knew then that I wouldnt marry her for housekeeping expertise.".
Around October 2002 .."...But occasionally I slow down
enough to really look around. I sit on the floor next to my mother-in-law and
we nibble pickled pigs feet before bed. I do live with my mother-in-law. ".
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