The very next day.... and the day after that, and the day after that day and so on
Sharon: Not even salmon?
Me: No, not even salmon.
Jovenia: Seaweed is good for you.
Me: Seaweed tastes like fish
A few weeks later.
Me: Well, fish places often ad fish flavor to every side.
Fred: I know, it's it great.
Me: (at the restaurant after countless offers to try it) We'll at least I can say I ate puffer fish.
Everybody: How was it?
Me: It was fish, though to be fair, I can honestly say I had a near death experience.
John: About five people die worldwide every year from eating this fish. Hot dogs are way more dangerous.
Me: Damn it, John, you ruin everything.
Everybody: Also, why are you on the floor. It's time to leave.
(It's customary to eat on the floor, so being there was not the problem. Still being there was.)
Me: Soju. Lots of soju.
M.R. Jordan is a writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. Lives in South Korea with her two cats, Bear and Geumbi.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Gold in English)... then (above) and now (below).