last weekend we had a lot of fun, being back in ol’ gwangju. we arrived home thursday morning around 4 AM, so we were pretty useless on thursday. on friday, we went back to work, both deskwarming for the entire day, tumbling down the endless rabbitholes the internet has to offer.
friday night, we ate a delicious meal of shabu-shabu, one of my favorites, before heading to see adam and angie. they were hanging out with a few of adam’s korean friends, and it was our first time to be invited into a korean’s apartment to hang out. it was lots of fun, as we attempted to have conversations together in our konglish way, eating snacks and watching tv and looking through anuk’s old baby albums. it was a really insightful, refreshing look into young korean culture.
saturday, we were still rather lazy as we did laundry and continued to recover from vacation. saturday night we grabbed dinner at firenze with our friends jenna and laurence, and it was really fun to see them again and catch up. firenze is a cool restaurant with decent italian options and you can even color on the table. it played a great mix of early 2000 r&b and pop music.
then, we met up with adam and angie and their friend visiting from seoul. we all chatted awhile at captain hook’s before making our way to our favorite noraebang place – queen. there, we sang for a marathon 2 1/2 hours, staying up past 2 to sing all the hits, and ending the night on the spin doctors.
sunday was filled with the usual. brunch at the first alleyway, where we got to see sarah and cory for the first time in 2 weeks. the place felt like cheers, with everyone walking in and being greeted by name. lots of catching up going on. it’s such a great atmosphere, and the perfect place to be on a chilly sunday afternoon, with bottomless coffee and our new favorite brunch dish: moons over my hammies.
we (sort of) played trivial pursuit for awhile, then decided to check out the latest styles at uniqlo. we shopped around for a bit and then decided to bring adam, angie, and sarah back to our place for some much needed madmen. we made delicious tuna salad sandwiches and whittled away the remaining hours of daylight in good company and good tv.
i am going to miss these simple weekends more than i know. right now it all seems so regular, so comfortable, so chill. our friends are the best, and we can’t quite comprehend what it will be like to be scattered acrossed continents, instead of across the city.