Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My 1st date in Korea

Hello everyone! and welcome to Blog day #13

Today has been quite a day, I still don't know how I feel about it...

Remember how yesterday I said I had a lunch with my dealer?, well, I thought we were just meeting for lunch, as...friends if you will, turns out this WAS supposed to be a REAL DATE... I don't even know how to explain it -lol-

We met close do Dongdaemun to have lunch in Tteokpokki Town, while he was driving he asked me if I was in school... huh?, when I said no, he said "how old are you?, I thought you were 20", weird, right?, I obviously told him I am 28 and then he said something like "How come you look so young?", up to this point it was really weird, I don't see why age was so important (he is 33 by the way), anyway, then he was like "Your english doesn't sound like the average English spoken by Mexicans, why?"...another RED LIGHT was turned in my head, when I asked him about his English skills he went all Korean and said he didn't like speaking foreign languages and he didn't understand why Koreans like to use non-korean letters, like on cars, signs, etc. At this point I thought he was going to say something like "You should speak korean, you are in Korea" or something like that....

By now I was feeling awkward and didn't know what to talk about and suddenly he said "You know, I actually invited you because I thought you were 20, I like 20 years old..." ~ EXCUSE ME for being a SUPER OLD 28 year old.... it was clear at this point that he thought he was on an ACTUAL date, I didn't know what to say to that statement, so, I tried to change the topic but he is only interested in Working, eating and sleeping... he thinks he is living the good life, and I don't think he appreciated the fact that I can't live like that, what's the point of life if you are not enjoying it?...

Long story short, I had to ask my sister to call me to get out of that AWKWARD situation, after lunch I thanked him for helping us with our phones and advise him to enjoy his life a little bit more, I said goodbye and ran back home... the whole walk I kept thinking how things turned so weird, even if I was 20, what makes him think I would jump into a relationship with him?, just because you helped me getting a SIM card doesn't mean I'll love you forever... I hate when people only do something for you expecting to receive something in exchange...

Now, I don't know if I should feel good because I look like a 20 year old or feel bad because I look like it but I'm not.

Some Koreans have this weird way to "compliment" people... but I just don't get it.

Anyway.... awkwardness aside, I'm off to see BIGBANG's Hologram concert -again!!-

Hopefully, for my next date, I will be aware I'm on a date and will not go as bad as this one -lol-

-Gisela V.

PS. I wrote this post and felt like those teen girls writing their stories on a magazine lol


  1. God, you need to watch out.. human trafficking is quite common in Korea.