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My Sassy Girl Internet Posts as Translated by Bum From Korea

My Sassy Girl Internet Posts as Translated by Bum From Korea

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Sections

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 24

“My Sassy Girl” Internet posts by Kim Ho-Sik as translated by bumfromkorea

Chapter 1
I was drinking and hanging out with my friends in Shinrim district until 10 pm. But that day was also the day I had to go visit my aunt in Bupyeong. I thought I should stop screwing around and left... I took the subway from Sanrim station and in Shindorim I was waiting for a train that headed to Inchon. So while I'm waiting, I noticed that there was a girl next to me, completely wasted. She wasn't exactly 'celebrity-pretty' but still unique and attractive. She was one of those girls who looked good in yellow t-shirt and jeans. Looked like she was about 24.. or 25... Maybe it's because she's drunk, but her eyes were almost closed, unfocused, and sometimes gagged. "[gagging noise]" If she wasn't so hammered, she would be really cool. Then the train came. It was late... so there weren't so many people inside the train. She and I took the same train... of course, since we didn't know each other, we were on the opposite doors. As soon as she got on the train, she leaned on a pole. But while a normal person leans against their backs, she was leaning against her stomach, and was waving back and forth precariously. Her drunken behavior was pretty cute, so I kept watching... In front of her (the chair right next to the pole) a bald man was sitting down... He was reading the newspaper with an utmost concentration. Right on top of his head, she was going back and forth! No one around her was paying attention to her... I was only watching her too.. But suddenly, she acted strangely. She was shivering for a moment then, [sound of throwing up] Yes, it's true... Suddenly, she... on the bald guy's head.... While this was going on, I was the only one watching. But when the sound of throwing up came around, everyone on the car turned around to look at her... then at the man... and everyone started to roll on the floor laughing.

On top of his bald head were noodles coming down like hairs... a red noodle no less... must have been from the snail dish... then to the shoulder... to the stomach... the chunks and liquids and ... That man... for 10 seconds he looked as if he didn't understand what had happened, then he wiped his head with the newspaper he was reading. He was so awestruck he couldn't say anything... poor guy!... But... the real fiasco started from there. After she threw up, she looked at me, eyes barely open, and before she fell down she said.. "Sweetie... [throws up] sweetie... [throws up]" When she called me sweetie... everyone on the car started looking at me. "Wha... wait... Miss, who are you? What do you mean 'sweetie'?" I tried to deny it... but it was too late... everyone was looking at me with a vicious look. ^v^ (a woman next to me who was still laughing) @.@ (a girl standing by the next door) -.& (a man who just woke up) O.O (a girl who just had her eyelids done... sunglasses at this hour?) ^___^ (A student who looked like he was my age) T.T (This is me...) Some guy was trying to hit me with his newspaper... some woman tells me 'what the hell are you doing?' Yes... Suddenly, I became the boyfriend of the drunk girl. The bald man stopped wiping himself off and called me... "What do you think you're doing? Come here!!!" 'He's going to kill me!' I was terrified... and slowly, approached him. "Hurry up and take care of this mess. How can you just sit by while your girlfriend is drunk like that? Are you out of your mind?" "Yes, sir. I'm sorry, sir.. T.T." I didn't have any tissues... I don't even have any handkerchiefs... So I had to take my t-shirt off... my sister bought me that... and started to wipe his clothes.

When things were kinda back to the way it should be... my girlfriend (?) started to worry me. I looked and she was knocked out spread eagle. I picked her up (actually, I dragged her by her feet)... and sat her down on a chair.. everyone avoided me... damn it... Next stop was Bupyeong... I have to get off.. But what about this girl? I can't just leave her here... the people in the cart kept staring at me. I tried to wake her up, but she just won't budge. So, without a choice, I carried her and went off at Bupyeong... she looked pretty light, but when I got out of the station, I was covered in sweat. What should I do?... I'm not a bad guy; I don't want to carry around a drunken girl... especially when she's a complete stranger... My chance??? Yeah, I'm sure it's a chance... wait, you're telling me to just take her?? Having no other options, I looked for a local motel. "Ma'am, I need a room." "Oh dear... she's completely wasted." "Yes ma'am... can I have a room?... Oh, and do you have a medicine that wakes you up?" So I went into a motel room with her... She was very skilled... she threw up so much, but her clothes didn't have anything on... so I didn't have to take anything off, I just dumped her off on the bed and... I thought "Why the hell am I here?".. damn it... I looked at the mirror and I was covered in sweat... I looked like a crazy person.. "Well, since I'm at a motel.. might as well take a shower." I took a very long shower... a shower after sweating so much... it feels good. I came out afterwards, but she was snoring already... she's impossible... But I'm not that kind of person.. so I just wrote a memo: "Miss, contact me later." and left my cell phone number. Do you think she called? If you're curious... I have so many memories with her (most of them hurting me...) Yep... she's one brave girl... She called me next day...

.. I’m hungry too. as soon as she woke up. To be honest. Then she took me to a coffee shop near the Bupyeong station....... she’s very brave. ‘You son of a b!tch! @$$hole! What did you do to me? I’m calling the cops!’ Me: Excuse me. give it here.T We went to the nearest restaurant. then told me “You’re buying.. and taken to a motel by a stranger (nothing happened.. Me: Yes ma’am..$. why are you using informal“The Girl”: Hey...” Then.. I couldn’t believe it.. She must live somewhere around here. I was a bit afraid to talk to her. $. I’m hungry. I can’t believe this girl! (Note: It’s considered VERY rude to use informal format to strangers)) Me: Yes. I know a friend.. would you read the memo left by the stranger and call him the next day? If so.. Damn it. b.. Apparently... Me: Hello? “The Girl”: Who the hell is this? (Like I said. and started munching on it. she knows the area well... and then she would.. she was waiting outside.... She ordered two coffees without asking me.. Get over here now! So I went back to the motel. “The Girl”: It’s you? (‘You’? Informal you. Then she told me to take care of the bill.. You had to be there T. she read my memo and called me.but. She won’t remember anything from last night. read below).. Completely wasted. she took it from me. brave. all that drinking did nothing to her stomach... and when she was done..... she looked at mine and said “Hey. are you eating that or not? If you’re not. They say ignorance is strength. So yes. Let’s go get something to eat.. it’s me.. -_-..Chapter 2 If you think about it. she probably don’t remember what happened last night.” ... Get over here...) Me: What? Who is this? “The Girl”: I called the number on the memo you left at the motel.. send me an email.. I had to say ‘Yes ma’am’....

I wasn’t going to pay this time. Again. I lived in Seoul. “Give me some money for taxi.. That evening..~ (A couple next to us (get a room!)) @. She didn’t remember my face. Maybe she’s one of those con artists who takes money from guys who help her when she throws up on some bald men. her eyes were saddened.. she was really calling me. right? Actually. I did it because I was really scared... she was a whole new person. and I started feeling sorry for her. then. She was breathtaking. I was a bit nervous. then told me that she was dumped yesterday..). so I came back. So I began to put the missing chunks in her movie one by one. She said she would call me at night. sounded like a movie with chunks missing. she might drink too much again..” What the hell.A thought crossed my mind. We went outside the shop. she began to cry in front of me. I met her at the coffee shop again.. Suddenly.. Plus... I’m a nice guy.. she was crying. She’s a lot more tougher than she looks. and just like last nightShe drank a half bottle of soju (roughly 4~5 shots) without stopping. it said 760416-2****** (This means that her birth date is 04-16- .. so I looked into her wallet and took out the money for the bill.. Then she started telling me about yesterday..000 won ($10).” . just like last night.... She said her goodbyes.. So I gave her 10. Only half a bottle? Then yesterday.. She changed what she was wearing and she put on some makeup. She wanted to buy me dinner to say thank you.. she was unconscious. people start looking at me.@ (The waitress) –. On her ID... shouldn’t she be saying sorry to me then? Then she asked me what happened......–? (Some guy next to us) Whenever I’m with this girl. Then... Is she? She’s really shameless. People in the coffee shops were looking at me.. she drank half a bottle? It was unbelievable... then she told me. Then we started to drink. But she was really attractive when she was in her right mind (kind of... And she told me to go back to the coffee shop in Bupyeong.~ ~.. drank until she were gone. ~. but she remembered me helping her and her calling me “sweetie.

After confirming that she was younger than me..... I think the pain of breaking up had affected her greatly... but “Love” is too heavy. “Like” is too casual. ma’am? (And I’m stuttering even when I’m saying this) Girl: You? I don’t know. so I thought. ‘Please don’t throw up.. I’m treated like a 74.. Then I went to the same motel last night. Something was wrong about her... but since my birthday is early.... . there are lots of stories to be told.... I put her on the bed and looked at her carefully. -_-.. But I have to help her deal with the pain she’s going through. Once again. My friend are all 74.. then I told her.. why is that important? (Her eyes are getting narrower) Me: You’re a 76! I’m older than you! I oughta beat the crap out of you and teach you some respect! (I wish I could have said that.. and of course... The owner welcomed us. and thought ‘I’ll try to treat her pain. She’s not acting like a drinker..1976). Chapter 3 So. Here’s a good news. area.. I’m 75 (meaning that he was born in 1975). which meant I had to go to school. ‘dates’....’.. It’s been pretty horrible three months. She must have changed into.. buying medicine and everything. recognizing us... I’m sure she feels the same way about me too.... I felt sorry for her.. into this.. Right now. In any case.. -_-.. Owner: She’s wasted again? Me: Yeah. She really was pretty. She probably tried to deal with that pain with alcohol. I could hear my own heartbeats... maybe. it’s been three months.. I use informal format with her as well now. Me: Hey! How old do you think I am?!.. also at the chest.) Me: I. and I’m older... there were plenty of.. she’s on my back. Tomorrow was Monday. but... She’s younger than me.. and slept in the corner... and she’s using informals? Maybe I look younger than I am. I think you’re a 76. But I gave it up.’ You think we’re in a relationship now? I wouldn’t call her my girlfriend. And yes.... But I don’t want to be in love with this girl. I’ll get you the wake-up pills I guess loyal customers are indeed valuable. Owner: Go ahead..

We have a strange connection. I usually spend it on food and drinks with my friends... tough girl.. she called me. I blame the world. Then the class continued. Whoever this was. but I decided that at least I wasn’t beaten in the process. really? How old are you? Ok. Whenever I got some money. I was wearing the same clothes as I had whenever I met her. Then she told me she was coming here... She was coming towards me. so I couldn’t get out until 5. Our tough. But people were talking left and right. the lecture started at 2. I’m not that impressive myself. I could hear her footsteps. It hadn’t been that long since semester started. And that’s how I got to use informal to her. and I don’t have classes on Thursdays. so I basically have one pair of sweatshirts and pants.. I blame my friends.. when students were late for classes. She sat right next to me. I turned around and pretend to be asleep. Few days later. but the professor didn’t recognize all of us. then you use informal too. She goes to S university. and everyone looked towards it.. After lunch. the front door of the lecture hall burst open. And then.. she was one brave student... I’m a college student. Quietly. Usually... And yes. . ‘She’s new. I blame alcohol. “What kind of school is this? I can’t find the damn classrooms!” You guessed it.Girl: Oh. so she wanted to do something.. isn’t she?’ ‘She’s pretty hot!’ ‘Our school has girls like that?’ ‘Finally.. She said she didn’t have class that day. I was at school. I just wanted to run away. Then she said out loud.... The professor probably thought she was some brave student late for class. don’t we? It’s been two nights and three days since we’ve met. and we spent the two nights in a motel.. It’s not like I could stop her.. Something wasn’t quite right. She doesn’t have classes on Wednesdays.. in lecture. As soon as I found out it was her. a reason to go to this class. At 2:30.’ Some guy with same major as mine whispered to me from the back. they use back doors.. How could she know it was me? She couldn’t have seen me.. so though students recognized each other.. I told her I was in class and that I had lectures that afternoon. I hoped she didn’t notice me.

Yungmi used to help me with the blueprints all the time. and that you were the father. The students complained about letting me go... What the hell. This professor is famous for giving out Ds for absence and F for an absence and tardiness.. of course.. she told me “Ok”... Surprisingly.. so go ahead...” Yeah.. “Gyeon-woo. right?” The lecture hall turned completely silent. Then the break came.. What kind of situation is this??? I was ruined! My campus life at this point had been terminated. Haha. I could not ditch this class. Two hours left. Let’s work on her after class.. ‘That guy’. The girls in my major aren’t even talking to me. I’m not exactly a model student. But. So I told her. During the CAD class.. I just decided to take the F. In all honesty. but she was nowhere to be seen. “Hey. what did you told him? He’s not exactly understanding. She was waiting for me outside. . Did she leave? Or is she just waiting for me? Then the professor came in and said. the class continued.” If someone else had to me this..“Bro. I’ll count you as present. I didn’t do anything to her.. This girl. idiot... but now she looks at me as if I’m a pervert. The 20 minutes till the break period felt so long. Just kill me instead. why?” “That girl was your girlfriend.” “Huh? Professor. and told me we should go somewhere else. she told me “I told him I had to go get an abortion.. I got up quickly. And sat back down... the girl next to you is really cute. I’d be known throughout the school as.. Everyone was looking at me with envy...... It felt kinda good. I wouldn’t have believed it.. what did she say to the professor? How did she convince that intolerant professor to let me go? So I took my stuff and came out. In case she started talking to me..’ If she just forced me to leave the lecture.” I thought to myself ‘Moron. so the professor told them what she told him. After 10 minute break... she was definitely capable. But. Then I couldn’t go to that class again. She followed.

.. I got a B in that class I couldn’t go to any more.. So I took the cab.... One in 120 gets an A in that class. She told me to go to Jam-Shil station's fountain. T. and I’m already left out. I didn’t go to class at all.. ... I can't... but if she comes by and call me and tell me "come out in 10 minutes or I'll kill you!".. . She didn't call beforehand.T.T I live in Shin Dang district. Like I wrote from last chapter.. actually. she called me.. (My tuition. any classes I took..... So people started hating me even more. Even if they don't close down Dang San bridge... The professor must have taken my ‘situation’ into consideration.. You've read all the writings so far.......T) Once again.. And. you had to work your ass off to get a B.. "You have half an hour.. so get here in half an hour. If I didn't get there in time. Anyway. I gave up going to school and was standing by in my house.Afterwards.. This is nothing compared to what I had to go through so far. but I don't have any classes either. For the people who know why. Without an exception.. I have a bottle of soju with me. you know why.. A friend of mine told me that such things had never happened before or never will. Oh.." . It had been only 2 months since I started college after military service. This one time. right? Yes... made a mess. .. she called me that day as well. I have to get there in 10 minutes. "I'm at Shin-do-rim station. She came to my class in a Wednesday and. she probably would have drank it all by herself.... so I don't go to lecture on Wednesdays.. Yes.. and only took the final.. That’s not all. She really did have a bottle of soju with her.. That class..... and... people were talking and talking.. Chapter 4 She always wants to meet me during the weekends or Wednesdays. Especially Wednesday.. ^^ I live for people like you.. She doesn't have classes Wednesdays. on Wednesday.." ..... I can't get there by subway in half an hour. Thank you. scary. and told me..... He told me it was gonna become a campus legend.

.... Then.. but now. she even bought the day-pass. Though she was tough on the outside. we went to Sukchon Lake. 30 minutes. sat there... she wanted to drink beers.... just hamburgers. We bought two cans and a saewookang (shrimp crackers)... but she rode the gyro drop three times in a row (This is the Gyro Drop: http://youtube. She suddenly said to herself.. I can take the subway as long as I run like hell..com/watch?v=9ynIwWnro8g ) Afterwards. she was so fragile inside.. she started to cry...T. lakes.. So we went through the bushes and went closer. Already. then." The stranger looked at her as if she was crazy. and screams.. girls turn really cute in amusement parks... there were streetlights. Apparently... By the time we finished. with strangers. Who the hell are you? Crazy.. and all that stuff... I found myself drowning in the lake.. I do NOT want to drink anything with this girl. It was getting dark. T... the place was filled with couples sitting on benches. she was pretty generous with time limit.." I became a bit tense... I guess she got tired of picking fights.... She wanted to take a closer look.. "That lake is so pretty.... so we just. I wish I could go inside. Maybe she had a good day.. she called out a passerby... But just a can of beer?... we sat down too.... In her eyes. and what with the streetlights. . she would be the same. Right? I thought.. Usually. I stood by her side. (A part indoor. I bought lunch..This is where my war begins.. the mood was just right.. She wants to go to Lotte World.. they pretend to be scared.. I thought she might jump into the lake... When you ask them to ride something scary.. There wasn't much to do. Out of nowhere.. "Hey! Why are you wearing red shirt? Who said you can wear red shirt?!" "What the hell. it's just soft drink.. in the old days... she didn't say anything. part outdoor amusement park in Seoul) She paid the entrance fee. But today... She looked at the lake and she said it was so pretty. the place was crawling with gangsters. She's probably thinking of her ex again. Whatever... I felt so bad for her... I ran away. and hid behind a bench.

. please call the number below. so she pushed me into the lake.. or in case she makes trouble after she's drunk. you guessed right. I couldn't say anything.. No one knew what to do. Me: Hey. No one tried to help me. The land is in front of me. "After Being Dumped By Girlfriend. I can't swim.. When can she recover from all that? Next day. but. a daily newspaper had a small headline. so I eventually crawled out.. We had to hear two hours of lecture from an officer. Cell Phone #: 016225-***** It's just like that lost and found tag you get for your dog. 'Why don't you just stab me with a knife to see how sharp it is?' Sukchon lake is deeper than you think. Someone must have called 112 (emergency number for Korean police) We rode the police cruiser bravely.... By then. there wasn't any other way. I could hear the siren by then. I really felt for her.. I wrote my phone number on a card and put it in her wallet.. a Local Man Attempts Suicide.. People by the lake gathered around. I was just sad. what if I died then? Why did you push me? "The Girl": Men are all bastards. but I can't stand on the bottom of the lake. Even she must have been surprised. I asked later... I was very depressed because of a friendship gone rather awry... I was pretty much on alert for any 'sudden situations'... No. but no one tried to get me out.. And what's a better medicine for sadness than alcohol? I drank quite excessively that night... and went to a local station... In case she drinks by herself and is helpless.. *If I'm completely out of my mind. You know how people can't always be happy? That there's a day when everything goes wrong? That day..." Chapter 5 I was very weary of her "toughness" and her ability to make trouble just about anywhere.. I know. She was nodding all along.I tried to get out.. .. She wanted to see how deep the lake was. I couldn't be angry at her either..

. It really was Jemoolpo station.. "Listen. I tried to remember what happened... A cop got me a cup of water. Jemoolpo Station. she told me that her uncle was the district attorney.. . the world really is a nice place to live in. my beautiful and tough girl game in. Just because I slept a little doesn't mean all the alcohol drank already would be gone. I don't remember anything after that. Half an hour later.. 30 minutes is pretty generous.. She was worried because I did something very out of character... and I guess I was unconsciously planning for a revenge.. I was a complete stranger. I realized she hadn't come last night. then her uncle. But then. I had a blinding headache... This is Jemoolpo station. When I arrived at the Subway station.. and using a soda can as a pillow.. My stomach was not feeling good at all. Then I fell asleep.. uh. and that guy had the heart to take care of me) I looked around. in 30 minutes. and he lived in Jemoolpo.. saw me sleeping under the station bench.. but all I remember is calling her.. If you think about it.. My life was over. I. (Still. Why am I in here? Let me out... You gotta come here. I was always pressured by her time limit. quietly... Apparently. was appealing).... at least.... there were some coins thrown in front of me. I took the lane heading to Inchon." (Note: Jemoolpo station is in front of University of Inchon) I was still drunk at this time.. and I had to head home only semi-consciously. thank you. You have to get off here. When I woke up. It's me.. barefoot. and had a painful thirst as well..S...." "No.. trying to figure out where I was. I drank two bottles that day. I just sleep.. -_-. and get meeee. *gags* *burps* I'm at.. standard. and called her uncle in the middle of the night. I was in jail..I can only handle a bottle and a half of soju (Note: This is quite a lot for U.. Soju is 20~25% alcohol) But I don't act up when I'm drunk.. -_-. I suddenly wanted to see her (whose outward looks. well.. at least." She lives in Bupyeong. Someone dragged me off the subway and had me lie down on a bench.. and fell asleep Someone woke me up then.... young man. you gotta wait for the call from the DA (District Attorney)" District Attorney? I must have attacked a woman or something last night while I was drink. "Hey!.. "Sir.. And then I called her...

Then her uncle had taken me to the nearest police station. Oh.. If something happens to me.. but if I wrote the answers before the story. and of course. she beat the living hell out of me. at the point of writing this. I'll reveal her friend's ID (screen name. -_-. please call this number: 011-316-**** * And this is how we have each other's address and phone numbers (and asking people to call this number in. it doesn't look good. she put one in mine.. Also. so if you see me acting crazy. Hahyung is suffering because of me. Also. I'm a mental patient..' Chapter 6 NOTE: This chapter is not really part of the story.) I'll just leave the answers to everyone's imagination. 'You're worse than me... Later when I get a job at an office. Hello. and she finally found out about this whole internet story deal. That day. Remember how I put a card in her wallet? Well. Everyone got a picture of Hahyung.. I'm going to Xerox it... posting it on a website for people to read.. but still. -_-.. (It's already too long.. letting me sleep in a jail? And I was his niece's friend. certain situations) in our wallets. a lot of emails and memos ask the same questions Are you cheating on the girl with Hahyung? What is the girl's cell number? Is this a true story? Everyone told me to answer on the next chapter... she agreed to put me in jail.... and told me that if I do something like this again.. I really hate her friend. Remember that the author is. *Hello. So he took a chapter to clarify some things.... she'll kill me. I'm completely out of my mind.. It's pretty cool.. I understand the situation and that her uncle was a DA... Sometimes. right? She has nothing to do with her. he's not acting that pissed off either. There are nuances in the sentences that cannot be translated) . this is Gyeon-woo 74..

She looks very similar to Shim Eun Ha (Photo reference: http://www.) She's a senior in college right now. She receives scholarship awards... very pretty? ================================================== ======================= She's pretty. I thought all my fingers were going to break... but only express taxis.jayang. (She thinks internet can do everything.. Now.... I'm writing the way she wanted me to. And yes.. how can I beg her not to kill me? I don't want to die. male employees are gonna suffer.. (Too much TV..... Is it still on?) She's very smart too.. I wanted to keep the middle ones... there's no way subway can get there in one hour. she's..I'll probably going to be summoned by her again. I apologize sincerely once again. What excuse would I use? No......." She's very pissed off.......) Her life is very similar to the ones played by Kim Hyun Joo in a Drama (Remember that cheesy soap opera playing on Sunday mornings?. then she beat the crap out of me.. if you ask me.. I don't know what to say to this.. no.000 won ($50). and it's gonna cost about 50. Taxi? Yeah. she wants you to know that she's very qualified. I told her we should just post a picture of us.) Remember how she told me that she was dumped and that's why she drank so much in the beginning? She wants me to edit it so that she dumped him. (I have nothing to say. And I'm a really poor guy.. From Seoul Shindang district to Bupyeong station. If there's a good position open. \_/ From here.jpg) (Once again.. If the visited counter is lower than before. I got there in hour and half. she calls me.. I'm going to write this the way she want me to.. wherever she gets a job at....hs.kr/upfiles/%EC%8B%AC%EC%9D%80%ED%95%98-good.....) . "Come to Bupyeong ?? Cafe in one hour. I'm going to be killed along with my fingers..... chapter six....

. Birthday. I have to survive. I don't want to do this either.. I don't know why. but on the calendar. If I try to pass the day by without doing anything. (Note: Most likely. I'm 75 Rabbit.. I'm dirt poor.. and balloons fly to the sky as a banner rises saying "Happy Birthday!" Great idea! That would be really cool! .. she is a 76 Dragon (Note: Meaning that she was born in 1976 and her eastern zodiac is Dragon).. I apologize once again. Money? She has too much. but . speaking of murder.... either in January or February.. anyway. doves. this is caused by the discrepancy between lunar calendar and Gregorian calendar (which is widely used throughout the world)) Her birthday is very near... then they said "Idiot. and she's a economic administration major... Please? I'll buy dinner. Me? As I said before.She's very busy because she's writing her graduation thesis. as she opens the trunk of the car. right? Fast 75." What a great bunch of friends... might murder me. Chapter 7 On her ID.. as her birthday approaches day by day. right? Please. a Panther and a Dragon can't have a good relationship because they're both fierce..... please edit out the sentences in parentheses.. so that she can recover as fast as she can from him. her birthday is April 16th. Anything she need? Doesn't exist... She wants to know if there's any thesis paper out there that she can copy. what should I get her.. it's in June. I thought about doing something for her instead. she. Make this birthday even more unforgettable than any birthdays or anniversaries she had spent with her last.. you're gonna print this out and show it to her again.. So I reminded them that I was a rabbit. you know why... (I have no idea what this girl is thinking) Her friend who told her about this.... his friends didn't try to establish an elder-young relationship) My friends told me. Oh. A DRAGON and a rabbit? You know what's gonna happen? You're gonna be murdered.... (Note: Meaning that since he was born in the early months of 75.. Think about it. no wonder you're so. Instead of something I can buy......... Don't you think it's a great idea?? I thought about a movie.... but my friends are 74 Panthers. I get more and more nervous.

saying that they'll get fired.000 won ($100). or a driver's license.. this is all I got.. So. Friend 1 would turn on the main power and go straight to the pirate ship Friend 2 would hide in the carousel control room Friend 3 would track us in case she does something crazy..000 won ($50). . I used to work at an amusement park. I was in charge of operating some rides... Apparently.. (Note: Similar to Back to the Future ride at Universal Studio park) This one time I was working. but I couldn't give up.org/wiki/Kim_Hee-sun) She rode the SR2 too. and tell her. 100. bribe them for me. the carousel turns on with fireworks! Now that's what I'd call a movie scene! I tried to convince them. I don't have a car.. she and I are the only ones at the amusement park. secured her safety belt.....000 won ($200) We figured out our strategy. Me: Fine... Kim Hee Sun came to the park... My friends look at me like I'm crazy and stands up. but they refused. would that work with just couple of bucks? Me: Here's 50. and even got an autograph (awesome!). but mostly I was operating a SR2 Space Voyage. In the middle of the night.. As I stretch my two arms to the sky.. There's another idea! Even better one! A feasible one! Before I went off for military service (note: mandatory in South Korea for about 2 years).... this was it....But. and there'll be security in the place anyhow. I took her ticket....wikipedia. take her near the carousel.. (Picture reference: http://en.. I immediately called my friends who were still working there. I would go with her into the amusement park..... and turn on whatever the ride she wants.. Me: What if I got the security guys something to drink and smoke? Friends: I don't know. they still couldn't find a better job. They're heading for the door Me: Fine! Fine! Here's 200... Doves? How do you catch them?? and banners? ridiculously expensive.

. going for a drink would be the best solution. She's yelling at me. I practiced in front of the carousel.... And I quickly pretend I was yawning. She climbs over in seconds..... The day has come. I called my friends I was heading over there.. "We have to climb over" Her: Are you crazy? Why are we here in the middle of the night? Climbing over the wall no less. Of course. the plan is foolproof! No one in real life could get a birthday present like this. Me: I always wanted to come to the park in the middle of the night.. the day is almost over. .... I tried to find a side door. I sure have a bunch of trustworthy friends We took a taxi to the amusement park.. then the carousel turns on with music. It's her birthday... she would be quite unpredictable. probably an expert wall climber. I pretended that I didn't have any gifts.. Then we ride the pirate ship."This is my magic for you. but. if she drinks a half a bottle..... A bouquet? I don't have one. I'm so proud of my brain cells. they're learning quickly how to avoid other people staring at me while I'm with her. The day before her birthday... so I figured the front gate would be closed. with both arms stretched out.... one of the friends turn on the streetlight as we pass by them. Just the two of us... I told my friends to buy one for me and put it on the carousel. I have to endure it. she asked me why we're going there... and we ride the carousel. and I have to keep her with me till the late night..... we have to move in at late night.. We arrived at the wall of the park. As we go on. being completely out of your mind.. I decided we would climb the wall.. and I took 10 minutes. but there weren't any.. please? Let's be crazy and just do it. You're good at that right?. She's. Then we move on to the pirate ship..." I stretch my arms... They tell me everything is ready. Passerby are staring at me.. It's 1 in the morning....... I didn't really answer..

they thought "whatever" and let this whole thing happen... Since they promised. the one that let me experience the fine institution of jail.. In front of the carousel. and as practiced. Since that job was the only way they can support their families. Finally..... she and I..... She must have been taken by surprise. Can anyone say they spent their birthdays behind the bars? My friends told me...... So my friends spent the money I gave them on their cell phone bills." I stretch my arms to the sky.. . You gotta appreciate the power of DAs.. I took her hand and was about to ride the carousel.. but they refused.My heart was beating loudly... they can't risk getting fired.. This is my second time in jail.... Officer: What are you guys trying to do? Why would you go in there in the middle of the night? Huh? Me: I'm so sorry... Carousel is turned on. and we couldn't see anything. Next day. it was very dark. (you remember the first time.. We headed over to the carousel. I turned around to face her and took her by her shoulders. whispered.. everything was going according to the plan. what happened wasOfficer: (He's not even listening.. Silence is broken by sound of music singing happy birthday. After getting yelled by security for hours.. sir. See.... yes. her uncle.. She might just come for a bear hug when she's so moved. (Ha!) So what about the fines? The next day. "Hey!! What's going on!! Who are you??" And now. we're at the police station... I hear whistles. Then. why ask me why we did it then?) Do you have any idea how much fines you are going to take? So. "This is my magic for you. I guess I did give her an unforgettable birthday gift. along with my friends..... the best plan of my life is about to come to its full... out of nowhere.. they tried to bribe the security. came by and took care of it. we were sent to the police. spent the night in jail together. right?) In any case. She's about to cry. they all got fired..

. I . when the weather turned really nasty. You don't believe me? . one degree. Judo. because of taking care of all the things both her and I did for past few months... (1st Degree + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 1) The reason I'm rambling about this is because I wanted to prove to everyone that it's not because I'm physically weak that she always beats the crap out of me. there's no way I'd remember something like that.. . please email me. She called me and reminded me.But.. In Taekwondo. You're right... What is she up to?... a martial artist comes out and demonstrates these fancy moves.. .. so it'll be the 100th day since we've met. and Kung Fu. She's really rough. murderers. robbers. she and I had covered basically all the places couples go to (bar.. Kendo. but I'm a martial artist too. It was July.. You won't believe me.. jail -_-). I don't think she had time to think about him at all.. and took the first place!!!..... And we were getting tired of going to the same places over and over again.. I'm still marked by her uncle. what would I do for her.... I have." and decided to play squash (you know........ I became #1 on her uncle's blacklist.... Drug dealers. movies... Hapkido.. Of course. motel (?). And once again...... I just wanted her to be happy. but there are sides of her that are cute like that.. I beat them all.. For two months. this 100th day? If you have a good idea. Pretty soon. She has almost moved on from him now. that sport that apparently only the 'bourgeoisie' enjoys). rapists. To tell you the truth. video place. But I got the impression that it was her who was preparing something.. Chapter 8 Sometimes on TV. really. -_-.. So we both agreed to "play with some culture and sophistication.... That's right...... Her parents think of me as public enemy #1.. it'll be the 100th day since she threw up on the bald guy in the subway... PC House..

and.... . Me: I. Her: \_/ I was covered with equipments that I didn't even know the names of. let's just go swimming or something! Her: -_-. Me: Okay. Me: It's too hot to play Kendo. Yes.... the loser has to fulfill the winner's one wish... she wanted to do Kendo. I started to get nervous.. I think I have a stomach cramp... She has no idea what's coming. It's a murder on your shoulder and back.. "Hey..... She must've been angry that she lost." From here.. how good can she be? I was drunk with victory and. I was confident once more... I can win against her in something... ever.. and the game begins! Bam! Bam! Bam! (No.. I always kicked ass in sword fighting with little sticks. the protective pads gotta be sturdy enough.. Don't regret it. the result? Of course I won. but I did have some experience with Tennis. ME: What bet? Her: Loser buys drink tonight. so I was pretty confident.. She..... When I was little.... So we go to the Kendo gym. and even if she did. and I was back to my old self again. Me: I don't want to drink with you...... wanted to make a bet.never played squash before. what? People in the gym started to say hello to her... Everyone who's my age in my neighborhood has at least one scar on the head from me.. Her: Then... It can be anything! She's overconfident with her natural athletic talent..... not the sound of me getting beaten up) Game over. Whatever. long time no see.. there was no way she knew how to do Kendo..... But Kendo is a pretty tough sport. finally!! You owe me a wish! But the problem started from here. So..

. then a cramp in my head.... I went to school. isn't that what we're supposed to do? I wish I hadn't agreed to do this. but me. Chapter 9 Today's Saturday! She doesn't have any classes and neither do I.. I'd won the squash game.. got a place in the library.. With a strange look on their faces -_____________ . sometimes... falling asleep in less than 5 minutes. it was her.. and I stare right at her sword.. It was awesome. I tried to fight off sleep by drinking coffee. so she still owes me a wish. I called for timeout. And of course.. smoking.. slept..Everyone in the gym stopped what they were doing and began to watch. She approaches. A girl with Kendo degree. is scary as hell... I could see the ceilings. then. That's right.. I was barely conscious. But if I had gotten hit. Did I get hit? No way! I parried her attack. who knows? She might complain that her food sucks and throws her chopstick like a knife to the cook or something.... Any case.. and opened my book... Hey! When I watched it on TV... And ardently I. It looked as if it was rising. and came back to my seat. waist. My plan for the day is to go to the library and study the whole day. leg. but not the fight. I begin to sweat. and there's tension in the air........ 3 meters apart.) We both have the bamboo swords... How about if I tie her up on a tree and beat her (for once)? After that day.. T_T I pledged to be a great person by opening the front door and going to the library and. What should I tell her?.. And now I'm getting sleepy.....(Kinda like this... I answered.. I just pretended I was knocked out.. I get nervous every time she holds even a wooden chopstick..... I could see the stars.. I study.. but my phone started to vibrate. Wait!. then I don't remember what happened.. barely awake. I feel sudden pain at my side. washed my face with cold water.. it probably would've killed me. .... it went head. Zzzzz I don't know how long I slept.... head. BAM! She went straight for my head.

I'm suddenly craving for a jajangmyun." "I have to study today." "Let's go eat jajangmyun (cannot translate.. this is why I can't even study at the library... and the street right next to it filled with shops. so meet me there.... She wanted me to get more so she ordered the double serving. kinda sweet. I got to the University street and she was waiting for me there. she said "I'm hungry...htm The price range is about 3~5 bucks. our orders are switched. kinda salty. something feels wrong." Suddenly... the silent library became noisy. you get the double and I get the single?" "That's right. or do you want to get there?" "I'll get there." "Wait.. The double one is mine." "No. -_-.." . here's a picture for you guys though ^^: http://sfood. that was sweet of her. I answered the phone loudly in the middle of the library. Considered a junk food and can get messy around your mouth if you're not careful). I quickly got my bag packed. I'm going to the University Street (literal translation. Do you want to die. and neither of us had anything to eat so... and she tells me "Hey. coffee shops..)..... disgusting. But then." She wants jajangmyun. It is a noodle with black bean sauce.. Think your local university. What should we get?" "Just whatever.info/cuisine/nudle/p_11."Hello?" "Hey.. so we found a Chinese restaurant (note: not really Chinese food. the waitress gave me the double and gave her the single.. etc. the book I was using as a pillow was drenched with my drool... just called one for no apparent reason) and she ordered "Can we get a double order of jajangmyun and a single order?" Well." In the drowsiness of my sleep. Lunch was a few minutes ago.... "What kind of an @$$hole answers phone in the library?" "See. Hurry up.

. And some delivery boy got the living crap beaten out of him by the owners after asking them if he could deliver later.. as if we were crazy.... but are too busy staring at us. You know how the teacher's giving out group punishment? And you're the first one to get hit...com/down/images/1/ghsqnfok_291861_1%5B459530%5D........ The owners aren't even working. I finished mine. you have to eat one more single. we need one more single.. I have my pride.jp g) instead? I'm getting sick of jajangmyun. spicy seafood noodle? ^^ here's a picture: http://image. But I have my pride too.... even the chefs came out of the kitchen to watch us... can we have two of those?" So we're on our second bowl. and now... so it's not fair. for us to have eaten the same amount. it was just like that. and said. I'm finishing up mine." At this point..." "Can I get jjamppong (once again. there's another double in front of me... "Let's go. why didn't we get two doubles?" So she eats the double and I eat the normal one. and you turn around and look at other kids behind you about to get hit....ohmynews... with that black sauce.." Daikon pickles fly at me. but like I said. The world has turned in that black jajang sauce color." She doesn't let up "No. You have to get another one.. ma'am. can we have another double?" She ate 2 doubles and I had a single and a double.. . So do onion pieces (note: both are usual side dishes with jajangmyun). "No way! Ma'am... But.. I ate three bowls. and so is she. I told her "Hey. Everyone was looking at us.. I picked up my chopsticks. she says "Hey... your first bowl was a single."Then. she finished. I ask the waitress "I need another double here. Somewhere in the middle of the second bowl. you know." We shouted at the same time and started eating... but she still has one more to go. Before finishing mine.... other customers have forgotten their orders in front of them..

and we stood up... the noodles are near my throat.. yellow mucous right next to us.. coughing and then spitting thick.. and we left the place. the sun looks like a daikon pickle. shaking. while holding the telephone poll....... She tells me. result.. About 200 people made a half-circle with 10 m radius around us.. I cringe and looked at her. Then some guy passed by.." We ate.... Some of the stuff splattered and got on my face.. "How much?" "Let's see... She was writhing with pain. Everyone looks like delivery boys.. and.. like I said.. and then we played the multiplication game (where you recite the multiplication table in a certain beat and song) for it...." She ordered another double. We got in front of a Baskin Robins. meaning that the place was packed with people.. ... threw up in front of them. and on her face... Engineering! There's no way I can lose to her..... 20 bucks. I was reminded of a jajangmyun pizza for some reason. if someone hit my stomach right now... she's an econ major... "I can't walk anymore.. But. Everything is. we were holding hands (lovely) and. damn it. After a while.. I'm an engineering major.. then.. We saw that.. That was around 3 pm.. and was watching us. we're about to faint. black.... So we sat... went at it again. let's rest here for a second. but we looked at the . So........ on Saturday..... 2 singles and 5 doubles.. I managed to eat 2/3 of it. we started to throw up... collapsed near a telephone poll. 20 dollars worth of jajangmyun (think 20 dollars worth of Big Macs) I can barely walk."We have to finish this... And we looked around... We try to stop it.

right? You know that Baskin Robins? Some guy and a girl were throwing up in front of it in the middle of the day holding telephone polls.. Chapter 10 [My guess is this was partially incorporated in the taxi scene back from the highschool uniform --> club] Ah. and I got a call from her.. I thought 'are they from the mental hospital?'. so come over and I’ll make you something...... No school… I don’t have to wake up early and face the hangover… I can stay up all night surfing websites… ALSO! You can express your… love to each other… all night long… hehehehe… It was early in the morning. ugh.. at least that guy didn't know it was me. Me: Really? You want me to come over? And you’re going to make me something? “Her”: Yes! So tell me what you want to eat already before I change my mind..... my parents won’t be home for two days. I know. Saturday… Saturdays are always the best... Girls (… I’m so sorry about this) “Her”: Wanna die? Anyway.. I went to the University street. and their face was covered with that black stuff. After that." I thought I was having a heart attack. thanks to the jajangmyun residue. . But I still have no idea what they ate. what do you like to eat? Me: Yeah. and thought "I will never eat jajangmyun. it was all black and.I took her hand and ran... EVER!" And then I prayed that no one I knew was in the crowd. girls? “Her”: Idiot… I meant. but some guys in my major was talking in groups.. “Her”: Hey… so what do you like? Me: Um.. I went back to school on Monday.. "So last Saturday... I guess they were embarrassed and started to run. asking me to go eat jajangmyun would mean termination of our friendship. Well..

She’s…. but her house was pretty big… a giant front door… and a Shepherd the size of a lion started to go crazy and barked at me. Once inside.. right? She calls me over because she’s going to alone in the house for two days? What makes her think she’ll be safer with me over there? I was invited to her house… this is my first time over there since I met her… I should groom myself a bit. “Hey! Lunch is ready! Hurry up!” I could see the warm. she poured me a cup of juice and told me she was going to make lunch even though it’s kinda late. and… Well. just in case. It actually looks really cool when it’s dark… you know. after all… She came over in a cab and took me to her house… I guessed that she was rich. and my face turned a several shades whiter. I covered… myself with my hands… I’d rather face a pair of scissors… -_-. right? I went to a public bathhouse [note: lol… this does not carry the same implication as it does in United States. She’s actually doing something nice for me? Right? She is doing something nice for me. comforting steam coming from her lunch… it’s ramen…. I don’t know why he used his sister’s either…] I arrived at Bupyeong station… she said she would come and get me when I call her.]. “Her”: That’s strange… Chacha (dog’s name) never barks at people. “… I thought you were going to make something special?” . It is literally a place with several gigantic baths and showers where people go take baths. So I sat down on a sofa with absolutely nothing going through my mind. with skulls glowing… I also borrowed a Chanel perfume from my little sister [Note:… yeah. I wore my best underwear… glow-in-the-dark skull pattern… -_-. even to strangers… Are you thinking about something perverted? Me: How would a dog know what I’m thinking about?! He’s just nervous because I’m new to him (smart dog…) “Her”: But he never barks when my friends are over… that’s so strange… How the hell did this dog caught on? Do you remember that scene from “There’s Something About Mary” where the main character fights with a dog. but I decided to buy a little present beforehand… I was invited.

she promised to make something really special for dinner. I got my shoulder out of there and wrapped my arm around her shoulder. putting me in trouble… but I think she’s depending on me as well… She shifted around a bit. I wanted to go behind her and give her a hug. Her wounds must have healed a lot by now… but she’s always beating me up. . it’s a special ramen. While watching her sleep. She was still sleeping. I decided that the movie was no good. Her head was right next to mine. and before I knew it I fell asleep… When I woke up. Looks good. this story takes place in that ancient strange world where DVD was yet to be born] in the dark. right?” “So you invited me all the way to your house to eat… ramen?” Talk about a huge disappointment… ramen… But I think she noticed that I was severely disappointed because then she said something that really affected me deep down. messing with me. I could smell the fragrance coming from her hair… It was nice… I thought about waking her up… but she was sleeping so soundly that I decided to let her sleep… but my shoulder was starting to ache… and my arm began to feel numb… Holding her head lightly. “Do you want to eat it. the TV was making a strange noise with gray squiggles going all over the screen. I guess the movie had ended… She was sleeping on my right shoulder. I turned my head towards the right side. I went over to the kitchen and saw her busying herself over so many different things. then woke up… then wiped her drool from her face. with her head on my chest. I thought… it had been two months since I’ve met her. My… shirt has something warm and slippery on as well… She’s making dinner now… It smells wonderful… It felt as if we were the newlyweds. Heh… that means she wants me to stay until dinnertime… maybe even afterwards? We watched a movie [note: video. with the curtains drawn… sitting on the same couch… Somewhere in the middle. or wear it on your head?” “I-I’ll eat it.“Yeah. not DVD… lol remember. Thank you so much! This looks really tasty!” By the time I was finished.

Do something??? Just the two of us??? There are some strange nuances of meanings in that sentence right there.sangganews. It’s… delicious… *sniffs*” This was the first meal she made for me. It was getting pretty dark… Me: Hey. we would be playing Monopoly? Hehehehe… She’s bringing a huge stack of books… each book has post-its and highlights all over the place “Hey.com/board_file/bd_success/updir/200705/s_img/117990211 762. Mmm… I think I’ll make that for dinner. I took a spoonful and carefully brought it over… I put it in my mouth… I almost spat it out. what’s all this?” She’s also bringing a notebook.But we don’t have that kind of relationship yet… we’ve only held hands so far… She made soondobu chigae [Spicy soft tofu stew. I didn’t let her eat a teaspoon and ate the whole thing. I’m gonna go home… Thanks for dinner… “Her”: What? You’re going already? But I’ll be alone in the house… Me: You’re in more danger with me… Make sure you lock all the doors and windows. . An empty house… what would we be doing tonight? What do you think. “Type these for me. she might just pour the whole thing down my throat.” … The reason she really brought me over was to… use me as a typewriter all night long… I knew it was too good to be true. It was… beyond the point of salty and into bitterness.5 liter bottle of water in one gulf. Picture reference: http://www. I couldn’t stop crying… When I finished. I drank a 1. How could I say it was horrible? Her disappointment? Screw that.jpg]… Only because I’ve said before that I liked soondobu chigae … We sat down together. I began to cry. “Aw… Don’t be so emotional about it… *blushes*” “Y-yeah…. Okay? “Her”: Wait… but we have to do something tonight.

I don’t really mind… We don’t really love each other anyway… Rather. we try not to love each other… All I want now is for her to overcome her past and be able to love someone else again. The cultural difference can also be jarring and sometimes downright confusing.. and it doesn't mean "Oh wow! That guy behind you is really cute!". places. In this very chapter. So hurry. Contrary to the context of the word.. Gyeon-woo. Pretty yourself up and come to the Bupyeong Station. meaning.I spent all night typing her notes and post-its and highlights… she brought be a juice then slept for an hour… then got me some fruits then slept for an hour… then got me some cookies… then slept for an hour… But still. And just to be on the same page. okay?” . it is a simple compliment as opposed to anything flirty.” “. in the original work. this translation is not word-for-word.” “W-wait. attitude.. The humor. I hope you notice that the grammar is inconsistent in terms of present and past tense. I promised to introduce you to them..) *Riiiing* *Riiiing* “Hello?” “Hey. Judging from how this is my first summer off (as opposed to “off”) for a while. the author does go back and forth a lot... I promise :-) Also. it literally means cute. Why am I going too when you're meeting with your friends?” “Because. That was my intention from the start anyway… I know. The original work is an internet semi-novel/blogpost. I include pictures of foods.. and the very spirit of the work would be lost if I did that. the girl's friend calls Gyeon-woo cute when they meet him the first time. This is due to the fact that... I'm meeting up with couple of my friends today. so don't expect any formal writing anytime soon. like a cuddly baby chick. and celebrities that may be referenced to help the process as well. I completely forgot its existence in the crazy chaotic hurricane of school work.. translations will continue at a faster pace. It's me. this one wasn’t as fun as the others… but not every episode can be fun… right? She’s becoming more popular than me online… I’m kinda envious… heh… Chapter 11 (Translator's Note: Gigantic props to anthony for reminding me that I did this once. Pretty myself up?” “Yeah.

.jpg) .. I wasn't too sure if they just wanted to get out of there.. but she ordered a diamond ice for the both of us.. fruits.. The couple in front of us is being unbearably affectionate with each other. so the four of us sat next to each other with two popcorns. huh. I just wanted a coke. I was in the market long enough to understand euphemisms like that. her and I were engaged in an epic battle for the entire content of the bowl. five of them total. His name is Gyeon-woo. .The whole thing took place at the ??? coffee shop near the station. Sweetie~” At the same time. the two girls ordered coffee. “Aw... It's not like they can't eat with their own spoons... and sweetener. she began to speak. her. but. Our hands moved beyond the speed of visibility..... So. they were feeding each other in turn. the two girls left the group saying they had other stuff to do. and no saliva on the spoon. Anyway. guys. “Hey! You took two rice cakes at once! Put one back right now!” How the hell did she see that?! I made sure to hide the rice cake inside the red beans. when they say that I'm cute.. As soon as I got to the table. The theater was practically empty. just with spoons. there's a guy in the group as well. (T/N: the author probably bleeped the name of the place to avoid any possible legal ramification) I can see her and her friends.. The couple ordered a diamond ice together (T/N: a sort of shaved ice with sweetened red kidney beans. Her: Hey.) The group consisted of me.co. No hands. Her Friends: Nice to meet you! You're pretty cute. This is the guy I was telling you about.. we all decided to go watch a movie.. We ordered soon after we were introduced... you came! Sit down.videoman.. despite the not so kind looks others were giving them. Gyeon-woo: H-hello. Pic reference http://www.kr/uploads/goods/bingsu. and after discussing what to do next. (Ugh. After leaving the coffee shop. it was just the vomit-inducing couple and us.. it means I'm not much to look at. but.. rice cakes. and two other girls. a couple.

Heh heh heh..... We were playing rock. making unusually large noise. right. paper. Both of our mouths were full of popcorn. had our hands stuffed in the popcorn bag fighting yet another epic battle.. “Rock! Paper! Scissors!” Her: Scissor Me: Paper Her: If you please.. She does laugh a lot more than she used too. not that our relationship is anything like that in the first place.. her and I. one for her. At the same time. kissing in public. They were in each other’s arm. It was a bit nauseating to see. SMACK! I bet that even if we're together for eternity.. Ugh... aggressive.. One for him.. The guy had his hand on the girl's shoulder. I feel proud whenever she laughs so brightly. One for him... we'd never get that nauseating with each other.. one for her....The lights went out and the movie started.. (T/N: PDA is a bit controversial in South Korea) Her and I. (You know why. and they were holding each other's free hand.. ... I glanced at the other couple. and the popcorn went into the air. We then looked next to us and behind us to see people covered in popcorns glaring at the other couple. right? Her + alcohol = disaster) The couple in front of us became more and more.... the girl was feeding the guy popcorn periodically. I could also feel that the day I have to leave her was coming closer and closer. scissors where the winner got to slap the loser. Our hands happened to go into the bag at the same time. we went to get something to drink.. yeah. making a rather nice firework. After making her promise not to drink too much. the girl had her hand on his waist. We both pulled. To make it worse. We looked at each other and grinned sadistically.

T But I don't have a choice this time. I am very good at games involving 50/50 chance..... Right after we broke up. It takes about an hour. If they step over with their right foot. Whenever somebody steps over the line with left foot. okay? Her: No way. You hit twice.. It was so close. Winner takes all the coins). We had to switch subway lines at the City Hall station and go all the way to Bupyeong.. I need to pay my phone bills.. What's her deal? I would've taken the generous deal. she wins. To make it worse. let me know.. right foot. The game we decided to play at the time involved a line drawn on the floor with a key or a coin. There are about a million games you can play in the subway.. It was a bit weird for both of us to fall asleep there.. so we decided to play games on the way. and we must have missed the evening rush. The winner gets to hit the loser with a finger (T/N: Just like in the movie).. right.. ugh... right foot.. it reminded of that one time with an ex-girlfriend who I dated before I went off to the military (Translator's Note: South Korea has mandatory military service that lasts about 2 years). right foot.. Yes! Second kid also steps over with his right foot.... and I'll hit once.. ever (T/N: a game where one person shakes a random number of coins in his or her hands. If anyone wants to challenge me. Me: Have it your way then.. Me: It's 2:1. I could've gotten a perfect victory. Third kid... so I'll just hit you once.. It was a bit late at night.Chapter 12 I was walking with her to her house. T.. I don't really like taking girls back to their house.. I'll list them off later. a lot. foot! First kid steps over with his right foot. Ah ha! Three high school kids are coming our way! I kept chanting over and over again. I took her back to her house then too... she might beat me up. I win.. he steps over with his left foot. and the other guesses whether the number of coins is odd or even. I never lose at Odd/Evens. Here we go! .

here we go. after all... Girls can't get slapped. if I lose. Yes... I knew it. both of us using fingers. 1 meter.. With my middle finger. so I take my sweet time and wait couple of seconds. They were all privates or PFCs. I get slapped. I get to slap you on the face instead. It was a success! It hurts the most when the person relaxes.. we..... Me: What are you talking about? Let's just leave it as it is.. She then made a suggestion. Her: Fine. and they were still very disciplined... You're right.. This was my chance! As soon as she opened her eyes and relaxed her shoulders... she is the law. They're on leaves..... here. go!!! “Left foot.I first place my fingers over her forehead.. I told you I was sadistic.... Now. Hah. Her: This is unfair. People within 5 meter radius started to stare at us. she gets tired of waiting... Me: Then I'll slap too! Her: How can you even think of slapping a girl on the face? Me: What. Her: No way... 3 meter.. girls can't get slapped but guys can? Her: Of course! Want to test out the theory? Me: . Whoa...... She must've gotten really scared. I won't hit mine so let's just call it quits.. I am sadistic.. Her: All right. 2 meter. Left foot... Left foot. five soldiers on leave were coming to our side of the car. Left foot.. Me: Here what go? . BAM!!! Sound of a pumpkin cracking could be heard. and opens her eyes. She begins to strain her eyes while holding up her shoulders....” . Left foot. and they still march on beat? Damn newbies. -_-. I bend it at a hard angle with my thumb.

There were four left. Me: Hey! Look at that moon. realizing what was about to happen... then turned around and came toward us.... . she let me relax with all the light touches and then went hard on the last one.. right foot.... and the last slaSMACK! My left cheek was on fire. right?' He walked in opposite direction from our line for a while.. She lightly touched my left cheek. Everyone that just stared at us is about to die. 'he's going to take my side. This was no joke.. My mouth became dry and I was stretching my neck beyond capacity. So that takes care of one hit. My left cheek became all red and swollen. do you remember when you learned the quadratic equation from school? WellRight on the bat. for maximum effect.. I was shaking without noticing... 'Fine. 'He's a guy. right foot. Me: Hey. she hits me on the jaw. Right foot. She then lightly touched my right cheek. She was being generous and letting me off easily! She looked like an angel then... remembering how crappy life is during the military service... The guy next to me suddenly stood up... but I left them alone.. 3rd slap. She was really going to slap me full force in front of all these people.... she touched my left cheek lightly again. from stifling their laughter.. Everyone was staring at us. 'Sir!! Please!' I shouted inside. just kill me.. Isn't it lovely? Do you think maybe rabbits really do live there? (T/N: Common East Asian fairy tale) Her: ... I felt like a death row inmate waiting to hear his name.' I closed my eyes tightly. I suddenly stood up. I literally saw stars.. 4th slap. She was so nice. I was about to teach them a lesson as a former sergeant. The five soldiers from before started to snigger even though they didn't know what was going on...Her: Come on. he knew exactly what kind of game we were playing...' I thought.

Her: . 'bastard'. The guy turned around and grinned.. okay? Me: Okay. this is a common title girls use for their boyfriends.. Chapter 13 She was calling me. even though it was really early in the morning. so get some rest then come out. In modern context..M. Zzzzzz “Her”: Right..“YES!! Right foot! RIGHT FOOT!!!! WOOHOO!!!” I felt like the king of the world. These are her pet names for me. I was on the internet until 6 am in the morning last night. traditionally. The level of power behind this finger is going to be very...) I place my finger just like last time. 'Thank you so much!' Me: All righty! Here we go! Her: ... well..... but then. Oppa. Me: Hey.. (T/N: Oppa is... -_-. “Her”: What's wrong with you? Are you still sleeping in? Me: Uh huh. 'retard'.. My cheek stopped hurting.. (I've never seen subway that quiet in my life. (ha! Losers can't say anything. huh? Me: No.. turned out it was noon already.. too intent on watching us. Everyone around us has become very quiet.. “Her”: Yeah right. studying. Call me oppa once and we'll call it quits. The whole arm starts to shake. During breaks or holidays.) I was about to hit.. 'idiot'... It has always been 'Hey you'.. what girls call their older brother or older male friends. I was. so I only had 6 hours of sleep so far. uh. I'll give you a call around 6 P. or semesters.) She has never called me that once. you were on the internet all night again...... Suddenly. It's pretty fun playing games in the subway. no... I need at least 12 hours of sleep to function properly. *Yawn* . My grudge and sorrow all carried by this single finger... very different.. The middle finger starts to shake from strains. *Yawn* . I felt very warm inside.....

but why today of all days? And what the hell was wrong with me.zzzz. gimme 30 minutes. and dragged me along.. What're you doing here? Sun Mi: What do you mean? I came to see you... Yes... It's me. in all probability. I was looking for Her around.M. *Riiiing!* Me: Hello. Oblivious to my realization.. I took my phone out and saw this. Can you meet me at Jongro (T/N: One of the more popular place to hang out and have fun in the middle of Seoul)? Me: Okay. confusing Sun Mi's voice with Her voice even if I was sleeping? It was pretty much clear that God had turned his back on me today.... She said she'll call me at 6 PM....... I looked at my watch... It was her. long time no see...zzz. And my phone began to ring on the way. an old friend of mine.zzzz.... yeah. someone came next to me and nudged my arm.. I was in front of the Jongro Bookstore... But how can I refuse an old friend who wants to have dinner and catch up? So I followed Sun Mi to a restaurant. I mean. I'm glad she wanted to have dinner and catch up. Suddenly. It was pretty crowded with people waiting for their friends. even for a Saturday night... Gyeon-woo! Long time no see! How have you been? Me: Hey.. Sun Mi: Hey. but from Sun Mi.: You Have (5) Missed Calls I was completely screwed..... remember? To meet me at Jongro? Me: -_-... The call I got 30 minutes ago telling me to go to Jongro was not from Her. what do I say to her? Me: Yes? Hello? .. “Her”: Hey... She was going to buy dinner.. Sun Mi.. Me: Huh? What are you talking about? Sun Mi: I just called you like 30 minutes ago.....zzz. It was 7 P. that's right... Sun Mi told me that she was hungry.. I'll just wash my face and be there... Gyeon-woo.

. *static* Where the hell are. Waitress: May I take your order? (T/N: in English) Sun Mi.... that's like English phrases you learn in middle school. Um. *static* *Beep* *Beep* Oh goody.. It was out of batteries.. But I tried my best. Of course... Waitress: Good evening. I studied English for god knows how many years. very broken English) . you do it...... I barely speak Korean.. not knowing what to do. Forget English... Me: Oh!! My Gosh!!! ... damn it.... is this lucky. speak! Please. they could probably tell we couldn't speak English....... Sun Mi: Everyone says you're really good at English.. Me: You order it..... it took me by surprise.. but she wanted to eat here. Sun Mi and I both looked at each other...... -_-.... what's with this place? You're the one who wanted to eat here.. did you know they only use English? Sun Mi: No.. I don't think she spoke any Korean... are you ready to order?'. I have no idea. or am I screwed even more? Sun Mi took me to a really nice restaurant. that's just BS. (T/N: in English. Basically. I don't usually go to this kind of place. it's easy to figure out what she was saying if you write it out like that. Waitress: Do you need a few more minutes to decide? Me: Huh? What? Slow slow... was looking away.. This is embarrassing. this is my first time too. but still they're sticking with the same waitress.. Me: Um.. and this gave us a chance to discuss our predicament... Me: Hey. I'll just have what you're having....“Her”: Hey! You little. but the waitress was from another country.. in English) I guess the waitress was at a loss as to what to do as well. she was saying 'Good evening... The waitress came back. Are you ready to order? (T/N: in English) Me & Sun Mi: -_-. She went over to the counter.. (T/N:. but to actually hear it in real life situation.. because she started to talk in English. Me: No..........

I think she's asking us whether we would like soup or salad as well.... but an actual conversation can be.... but I chose to use the public phone instead.......... Even though it was a middle school level English..... Sun Mi offered her cell.. Yes! Gyeon-woo saves the day! It was awesome! . well. very painful English) Waitress: Yes. Me: Speak slow please.. Me: Hambag Steaki... Because of the trouble with the waitress.Sun Mi: Hey.. Just give us two hamburger steaks. my efforts led to us getting the hamburger steaks.... the waitress came back... Waitress: Would you like any soup or salad? Me: T... But.. Me: No thank you. I had completely forgotten about her calls... Then. let's just eat hamburger steaks. could she? Waitress: We have a wide assortment of desserts..... two!! ok? (T/N: in English. Me: I would like a cup of coffee and (points at Sun Mi) coke (T/N: English) Haha... but.. We were hoping it was just to get the dishes out of the way.. Our. Coffee and coke.. I tried to call her. Whew! At last.. (T/N: English) What... Sun Mi wanted coke.. I think Gyeon-woo is ready for a transfer to an American university! So we were enjoying our hard-earned coffee and coke when... (T/N: English) Huh.T Dinner was turning out to be a real challenge. I asked Sun Mi if she wanted anything. when we were finished.. I caught the word “dessert” at the end of the sentence...... very unpleasant... It was actually really good. the coffee tasted like poison.. confusing. No. What did she just say? Luckily. I remembered something very... Her calls. .. I was drenched in sweat.. there was no need to offend Sun Mi by taking a call in front of her.. what now. she couldn't just take the dishes away. but the batteries were still out... Mother... The sky was falling.... and I wanted coffee! Hah! I can take care of this one. so we just took a guess that she was asking about desserts.

. So I told her that I was sorry and that I can't make it that night and hung up. right. Her: Fine... Me: Hey. Sorry.... hehehe... Her: Hello. uh.. It's meHer: You're DEAD!!! Where are you?! Me: You see. That wasn't the end. Even if it kinda hurts inside... preserving my life is much more important. But... um.. isn't sleeping in on Sundays a tradition? .... don't come.. Do whatever you want. and I was sleeping.. she'll beat the crap out of me.... But. To be honest.... she's trying to make me jealous. I'll be beaten to death.. so if you don't want to come. of course. Me: Today's not a good day... Her: Jongro? What're you doing there? Why haven't you called back? Why were your phone off? And what are you doing in Jongro?! Me: Oh.. my cell doesn't have any batteries. Her: Shut up! Where are you?!! Me: Jongro. sorry. If I go near her when she's this angry.. But it still kinda hurts.. where are you? Her: Shinchon (T/N: Another popular place to hang out in Seoul). It's not like we're actually dating... I'm with a girl too..... I'm with a guy right now. you know. and it's not like we ever said that we like each other. Hah...... um.. She called me in the morning.. Chapter 14 Yep..... it was Sunday...I pressed her phone number one by one.... The next day. my fingers were shaking. Get over here in 30 minutes! Yeah... I don't feel guilty at all. there's something I have to take care of. what happened was.. There was no way it would've ended like that. the next day. there was........ If I fall for that and go there. -_-..

..” (T/N: A Video Room is like a private theater with a projection. out of guilt. She must be really angry.. I took her to lunch.. but she didn't say anything. it was really cozy back then (T/N: He's referring to the mysterious..... This woman was going to take me to a dark place and beat me to death in private. Her usual self would have involved a water cup to the face along with a nice double side kicks. just become a Yes-Man for today. and I had no idea what she was thinking... you know..... actually.. we drank our coffees... there weren't anything to do.... So far. I prayed. I would've preferred that.. Typically. I kinda blew her off last night. T. Without saying anything. Then we went to the room. Shinchon was pretty close to where I lived and she lived in Bupyeong... This made me even more nervous. all we've said to each other was “Hey. a comfortable couch. Don't talk back to her or confront her... it is used by couples for.... I approached her.. She then stood up. It's the end times...It's a sacred tradition in our country... She called me and told me to come out. and that someone would be able to see something if she decided to kill me.... and I followed her.. I was getting hungry.... but she didn't even look at me. but she still wasn't saying anything.. “Let's go watch a video.. and a very private setting.. Back in 94 or 95. it's not a Facebook group or anything like that). She was just looking at an empty space...' as I went to the place she wanted me to go to. and to even imply that I should violate it... I tell you. After lunch.... surround sound. even I would've been upset. I told myself 'Just be really careful. that there were some windows around. I don't even remember what movie we were going to watch. She was already there waiting for me. I am really screwed now... I sat down..” and “I'm hungry... ..... but I haven't been to one since. let's go eat something”. internet social groups would meet in places like these.. I'm here. To be fair.... She wasn't her usual self. it changed a lot since. Then she finally said something..) I've never been to a Video Room with her before... it was a little past lunchtime..T It was a small cafe in Shinchon. so I guess I was being sluggish. when they need privacy. I was really nervous that day.. and hopefully save me. I could tell from her voice that she was still angry. mythical times where internet browsers did not exist yet.. Poor me... It felt like a scene in Misery. she just picked one. well. I paid for the coffees. And I was the only one speaking..

I kept looking at her during the movies. I just looked at her hands... while I was able to take two sips. Me: Hey.....” Drink. this wasn't about what I did yesterday at all. this was the only way for me to survive tonight. The movie was over.. no one could see what was going on inside. “Let's go drink.. and it didn't look like she was watching the movie either...But. What will I do if she gets drunk and pick fights with someone huge? But.... so I prepared myself to block anything.. typically she would have already yelled at one of the customers. but she still didn't say anything.. While I was meeting her... I'm just going to leave you on the floor.. I already told myself to do anything she wants today..... and ordered another pint. A pint is. but I stopped her.... Me: If you go unconscious again. She then said her second sentence of the day..... 9) with you'.. she drank hers in two gulps. she was about to drink her second pint.. exactly the amount of alcohol that will cause Her to pick fights with strangers........ really out of it. then drink hers so that she won't get any alcohol in her system. But I couldn't help it. hold on a minute.... She looked.. With this much alcohol in her.. well.. the room we got was completely isolated from the outside. I couldn't even tell what the movie was about...: 'Hell would freeze over before I drink with you or eat Jajangmyun (T/N: see Ch. I was getting really curious.. . What's wrong? Her: What? Just leave me alone. I promised myself something. “Why the hell are you eating snails for? Eat something else!” But she was really quiet... So we went to a pub and ordered 2 pints of beer and a fruit salad. and she still hasn't said a thing. We sat next to each other as the movie started.. It was driving me insane. her soon-to-be-fists that will eventually come flying towards my face. Her: Do whatever you want... crap........ I tried to drink mine really quickly..

nothing happened between us..... I'm not even surprised by something like this anymore... It was summer. and was about to carry her. then fell asleep on the table. carrying mode..... And of course... Wait a minute. that motel owner would probably give us a warm welcome. but the sun was still out.Me: Something's obviously wrong.. But. finish my drinks and eat the salad with her unconscious in front of me? I took care of the bill. and I only had two sips of my beer... really? Heh heh heh heh... why not? I helped her sit down on a chair and picked out a movie.. and it hasn't even been 30 minutes since we arrived at the pub. too bad we weren't in Bupyeong. she drank her second pint.. Remember. but decided to help her up instead. which one of these movies are the longest? . Me: Say... Supporting mode. Is it.. -_-. Despite me trying to stop her. picked up her bag and mine.... she made a big crashing noise as her head banged against the table. three gulps this time. People looking? Oh yeah... like those bullets in the Matrix. perverts..... like I've already said numerous times... so the daytime was still pretty stretched out... She was passed out drunk... but I was used to it by now.. they were staring at us.. “That” day today? A fork flew straight towards me. But what was I supposed to do. we're the people who threw up in front of the audience of 200 people. What's up? What happened? I'm really sorry about yesterday. we went back to the video room.. it wouldn't be the first time if I took her to a motel. Then she picked up the fork she threw at me and picked up a slice of apple from the fruit salad. I think I'm qualified by now to write a thesis paper on the most effective ways to transport an unconscious drunk. We got out to the Shinchon streets. How could I go there twice in one day? .. dragging on the floor mode. Hey.. It was to be expected. Well. (See chapter 9) We haven't really touched the fruit salad. And this time we didn't go to a motel. she couldn't fall asleep quietly... where should I take her? You think.. piggyback mode....

and her eyelashes were noticeably long and pretty. Any guys here who wouldn't think about kissing here? Anyone? Of course not.. pride? Objectively speaking... Me: ^^.. I put her on the couch... But! That would be if I was with a normal girl. I was mostly staring at her breasts.. But... -_-. You can wipe off that drool now. It kinda hurt my pride. when I saw her sleeping... she was wearing a slightly bleached jean and a tight white tshirt. . after all. and she was sleeping in front you while looking really cute. I took a look at her..I promise this isn't an erotic novel) A completely closed off space. ugh. above all.. I thought to myself 'What the hell... Even if it means getting slapped. but she wasn't moving an inch... she was sleeping besides me in a dark place. To be continued.Owner: -_-.. .... ha. Chapter 15 She was sleeping........ she doesn't think of me as a guy or something?' Well... not just sleeping. and I'm a guy too.. probably from the alcohol. if I try to kiss her while she was fully awake.. there was a very pretty girl.... But I can't just kiss her when she's drunk. well... who seems to be dependent on you. this wasn't the first time she went unconscious from drinking in front of me. So. .. and then there's the beatings. what am I saying. I sat her down.. you should kiss a girl when she's awake and normal... but unconscious after having too much to drink... but her cheeks were bright red.. The owner picked out some weird Buddhist movie that ran for about two and a half hours for us.. her eyes were closed... I have my morals and pride.. well. I.. (. she wasn't wearing much make up. With her.. it kinda got to me as well... lay her down on the couch.

. even though I haven't done anything. well. I could feel my logical side going numb....... You know. I felt like I wronged her. I could feel her breathe. even couples don't usually take time to look each other in the face for even 10 minutes.... The smell of alcohol reeked from her breath.. When she is able to love someone again..... laid. I'm not so confident as to whether I have been at all.. she moved around a little and. so I never had the chance to really take a look at her.. .. BURRRP! . I almost fainted from the smell. that I am not the person she'll fall in love with. Then. .. I quickly took out a notebook from my bag and started fanning away the smell. next to her on the couch. But it was a little sad too.... What kind of person would hurt someone so pretty and lovely and. I earnestly wish that I don't fall in love with her.. I thought. see.. my heart felt heavy.oh. 'She's really pretty. Hehe...... the couch was almost a bed....... I went closer to her. and I almost got killed in the process too... but I kept looking at her. So I wish. I wish I had been some sort of strength for her. (she censored this part out..... In any case.' and sat down... we were predetermined to be separated in the near future. The video room was pretty good.. Even if it was stealing a kiss.. I haven't really written much about that side of her...I won't put it in details. I thought 'Fine. there was only a small space between her lips and mine...... For no reason at all.. but.... but all those images began to flash before my eyes... my heart was beating very fast........ it was very warm. and find someone to love again.. I felt like I would be punished greatly for it.. And I also pray. Images of her suffering and her sadness. When I was thinking this. I'll leave her side without saying anything..) In any case.' If I kiss her now. I was facing her. And we weren't really going out in the first place.... slightly off like this? I got a bit angry..

. . by pure coincidence. I was being a jerk after all.... I'm really thirsty. ran into Him.... And I began to fall asleep. but I wasn't answering my phone (batteries.. He must have asked Her to start over with their relationship..). she didn't want to. Her red face looked bright and pale from the lights of the screen. He wanted to talk a bit. I closed my eyes as well. and my head really hurts.. I raised my head.. After drinking some water..... and with the lights. who told you to drink like that? .. -_-. Idiot. And I stayed like that for about a minute. Wake up.. please? So I went out to get some water.. A monk was chanting in the movie. My eyes and her closed eyes met. and a bit by bit. Then. which chased away any drowsiness I felt before. She didn't tell me. women of Korea!!! Hahaha!!! . I got closer.... so she agreed only if it was for a little bit...... She nudged me and said... and kissed her forehead. I turned towards her and saw her again........ (-_-... I don't know what He and She talked about. and our lips were apart by. But I could guess rather accurately..... the heavens must have punished me for it. it was her body's selfdefense mechanism.... My kiss on her forehead woke her up... she began to talk.. Her forehead was pretty too. and I quickly went back and pretended to watch the movie.. I didn't get caught! Yes! I must be a prince in a fairy tale or something.... She moved around a bit.... our noses were almost touching each other. and I didn't ask... Right? Maybe I should kiss any sleeping girl. Her: Hey. She was waiting for me at Shinchon when she. Me: Well... and He was really desperate.After I averted that crisis.. or.. I just sat down and watched the movie. I sat up and brushed her hair aside from her forehead. Slowly.) Her: Can I get some water. I was surprised. she was already pale to begin with..

Even when she said “Are you going to die. but what to do about Him and Her.. I didn't answer her calls.. Not some cheesy choice like one between me and Him.. after all.... and that she was really confused as to what to do... And I could tell..That's when she called me.. I was a bit angry at Her for letting a single meeting with Him affect her so much..... Because I didn't want to influence her decision. I told her I was too busy. she called me. I thought being with her for the past two to three months had helped her a lot. That's the extent of what I can do for her. and even when she asked me to go somewhere with her... Yes.. it was her decision and hers only........... I won't do anything to stop her.. I didn't go... The reason I was avoiding her was. I have finally gone insane and now have a death wish. Even if she decided to renew her relationship with Him. that He truly loved Her. I started to regret my choice. and I was too concerned with that English speaking waitress.. and that She was hurt as much as She had loved Him.. Chapter 16 After she ran into the person she was in love with before. I only wish that her choice is the right one. that she was wavering in her resolve.. I know.... And that my purpose in respect to Her was to help treat her wounds. It was her choice.. lately? Me: Huh? What do you mean? .... and She really loved Him as well. not quite. I'll be there to tend to her pain.... If she is hurt by her chance encounter with Him. and that she won't have any regrets. or are you going to come out?”.. but... I was just listening to her speak. No.. I should've just ignored everything and ran to her. Her: What's wrong with you. I stopped calling her. But that day.

.. She and I were friends.... Another guy.. I had thought that the outcome of her decision was irrelevant to me.. In order to see her. He looked like a nice person. She introduced us to each other.. I could only hear the word 'friend'. Her: Can't you delay it? Do you have to go there? That call was different from others. but for some reason... and was dressed very well. It's a secret but. barely knew what “manners” meant. even her way of speaking was different from usual.. It felt like there was something different.. He was really different from me. He looked rich too.. I'm too busy.. Me: Oh. the kind of guy that's really popular with girls.” Yeah. and I promised someone to go somewhere... well.. I was her friend. plain-looking. Friend. it wasn't a choice between her ex-boyfriend and me... She was ready to make her decision. My meaning and purpose in all this was simply whether her heart has healed enough...... The person who she was in love with before... or if she needs me to be around a bit more. This was the first time I saw this person........ I thought I wouldn't be hurt either way. and you're not really answering your phone. Her: What about today? Me: Yeah.. “This is my friend. I could tell from her voice that.. Sure enough.. Gyeon-woo.. like you're mad or something. Yeah... to be more accurate. Her voice on the phone was different. Friend. so I canceled everything else and went to the place she asked me to go to.. who was dirt poor.. began to dig painfully into my heart........ he was good-looking.Her: You don't come out when I ask you to...... I've been known to wear the same underwear for three straight days when I feel really lazy. I wanted to see the fully healed Her.... The word 'friend'.. Like I said before. but whether to start her relationship with her ex or not. I'm just busy and tired lately. there was another person with her. and wearing whatever I found in the dryers.... for some reason....

. Coke.... I had nothing to say. I thought... actually. didn't seem to know that about her. She was at the same table with her ex and someone who she was seeing (though not going out with)..... we all went to a very.. she only orders that when she is really upset about something.... um. It was more of a cocktail bar than a pub. But He.... no less.. and she just wanted to thank me for everything.. it has nothing to do with me now. and get something to drink. at least.. but something was different..“And this is. As if she was nervous about something.” Even if she gets drunk and pass out or pick a fight with strangers. I didn't say anything.. He was smiling.. and she ordered a coke.. .. and I was meeting a stranger for the first time... There was a quiet and moody ballad song playing in the background... who have known her for so long. but she's the one who arranged this meeting.. Actually. I thought... He was. And when she asked him something. they talked while I drank my coffee. Something is strange though. When she asked me something.. he wasn't a friend. I was really surprised to see her ordering a coke. And then.... It's not too surprising. Any girl would be uncomfortable in such setting. Chapter 17 The pub we went to was very different from a typical bar.” (T/N: Name censored by the author.. To her. I ordered coffee. (I will elaborate on why she did this later) I didn't know then.. Because He was there. She just told me his name.. And when there's an awkward silence..' But I was stoic about it. 'she's finally going back to this person.. she drank her coke. and he ordered coffee... It's the result of my utmost effort to not to fall in love with her..... 'what's he smiling about. She was laughing. She got up and said. very quiet pub for a drink. for obvious reasons) I guess she couldn't find the correct title for him. OOO.... she and I talked while he drank his coffee.. anyway?' I took a closer look at her. “Let's go. It was a rather uncomfortable meeting.. who have loved her once... my logical side had won against my emotion.

' So I went to a circular table. she's talking to both me and him in turns. Or. you tend to get friendlier with that person even if he was a stranger. I thought... and he went towards a rectangular table... 'This is enough. but it wasn't a cheerful table at all. She wasn't drinking at all.. She must have thought the same thing. I wondered how someone who had loved her could be so thoughtless... To her.. I should go sit at a circular table.' .. I really didn't care who she sat next to... Because. but I was too engrossed in my thought to notice that he had already gotten a table. a rectangular table would have been a tough situation. I drank. He was the first one to go in.. At a rectangular table. Many thoughts crossed my mind.There were two kinds of table at the pub.. There was a circular table. He complained as he sat down that a circular table was inconvenient.. When you drink with one another.. It wasn't intentional... Does she not drink when she's with Him? But pretense and Her. and she's trying her best to make the situation as comfortable as possible for both of us. Both He and I got drunk. 'Just like at the cafe. does not mix at all. and noticed the mood of the place. not that I had anything to say to him. and that it has to be said under a clear mind.. she would have to choose who she's going to sit next to. so she must be able to fall in love again. As soon as I stepped into the bar. that wasn't the case between Him and me. She is able to see Him without becoming uneasy. but I was not enjoying myself.. but we didn't really say anything to each other.. but his confidence towards me in respect to her. I came in right after.. but. Maybe she has something to say to me and Him.. and a typical rectangular one. so that she can demonstrate to me that she had completely healed... He must have expected her to sit next to him.. We ordered drinks.. But he was still going towards a rectangular table. She followed me and called out to him to follow us.. as long as she didn't feel uncomfortable. I began to think... maybe it wasn't a thoughtlessness.. that was the reason why I stayed with her all this time.. But maybe I was wishing that she would sit next to Him.

.....I got up from the table. I just wanted to congratulate her. I told you I was tired and had other things to do! What do you think you're doing?! . is what I said. Her: Hey! Where are you going? Me: Why are you following me? Go back inside. it would not have been a big deal... As I went down the stairs.. Her: Huh? What do you mean? Me: . I thought I'll just call her on the way.. And I sneaked out of the bar...... and the things she said through her action.... Me: That's enough! What do you want me to do?! It's not a good place for me to be anyway. My emotion took over from my logic and.. coming near me. For the first time. Me: If you wanted to tell me this.. and wish her happiness in her love... you could've just called........ That must have been the first time I saw such an expression from a human being... . Hurry up. and I answered I had to go to the restroom... you could've just told me something like this over the phone. I said Me: You know... But when I saw Her with Him. so I'm going home... Take care when you go back home. okay? Her: Get back inside. She came down a few stairs. or I'll kill you! Me: -_-... This wasn't what I wanted.. I would have just congratulated her... If she called me and told me. Many different emotions were all mixed up. someone called me..... She asked me why I was getting up..... I got really angry at her... What is it exactly that you want to say to me?! Her: ....... I shouted at her.. Her: Where are you going?! Me: I'm really tired. What was wrong with me? Her expression then........ But I really just wanted to go home. What I wanted to tell her was that if she wanted to tell me that she was going out with her ex again. I began to speak from my heart rather than my brain. It was probably because I was drunk.

a bit of heartbreak was mixed in. WHAM!!! Punched me right in my left eye.........Sadness. In my heart... Happiness. I felt too many different things as well. but.. I headed towards the subway station. Somewhere in my heart.. and with her right hand. no.. o. like this &#8594.... the name changes to something more professional and medical. I marveled at the sight while thinking how a single person's expression can contain so many different emotion. It was her... grabbed my right shoulder with her left hand. I was trying to figure out what had just happened.... In my wish to congratulate her... Chapter 18 But when I was making my way to the station.. I covered my eye-. a big gaping hole began to form.. . and I turned my back on her and went down the stairs. and turned me around by force. like a scene in a romantic movie..” She couldn't finish her sentence.. something flashed before my eyes... “If you want to go.. Heartbreaking. She had ran towards me.. such human body part is referred to as an “eye”.......... 'Eyeball'... Suddenly. I think they call it. I don't know why each one of my steps felt so heavy.. and looked at her with my other eye. eyeball with my hand. Warmth.... But when I was making my way to the station.. and a longing to say something. The wind that passed through that hole was too cold and painful... I was stunned for about 5 seconds. even her voice carried too many emotions. someone suddenly grabbed my shoulder. a bit of sadness was mixed in. She was speaking.... In my expectation for me to be happy for her.... But when an outside force exerts such excess pressure on it........ but..... turned me around by force. then go...O Typically.... someone suddenly grabbed my shoulder.... it bruised up nicely. and turned me around by force.

Why is she trying so hard to extend this boring and awkward meeting? Why was she extending her own misery? He wanted more time to sober up so that he can drive.. My thoughts were muddled by alcohol. is to rub a cold egg on the spot.... apparently it disperses the blood?) The part-timer stared at my eye... I agreed as well.. I should've stayed there..O If I didn't follow her. especially bruises around the eyes. that moment was then. so I drank by myself.. sir? Me: Can I get a pint of beer and. He looked like he sobered up as well. what was I thinking? I followed her back to the bar... I ordered another drink.. You know.... He said he drove here and that he shouldn't drink any more. She said “Let's go do some karaoke. But I walked out on her instead..... do you guys have any eggs? (T/N: a common folk treatment for bruises... she probably would have made the other eye an eyeball as well. for my right eye's sake.... that was the moment I had wished for.Her: Follow me! Me: T. Perhaps. so I followed her while putting some distance between us. Then the part-timer brought me a pint and an egg... It was a bit embarrassing. rubbing my left eyeball.” I had no idea then what she was trying to do..... Me: Excuse me! Part-timer: Yes. I was done drinking. and we were out of food. they say that a really good voice singing a good song can give the ...ball..... He asked her where she went. so he agreed. A mug on my right hand and an egg on my left hand. and she wasn't drinking in the first place. and witness her getting over her wounds as she finds happiness after all this time. but she didn't answer him.. The karaoke place was on the floor above the bar... The three of us got a rather big room.

. and the unquenchable sadness~~~” He was really good. my friends all want to go to the restroom.com/watch? v=F2fpdnC_MlM ) “I love you ~~ I loved you so much ~~ I've only lived for you ~~ Don't forget me~~ I've only looked for you ~~ and waited for you ~~ and longed for you~~ Please remember me.. She gave the microphone to me. or whatever. *shrug*).. long after you left me. just ignore the announcer in the beginning) “Did you feel~~ that love was a luxury for you? You were so painfully cold~ I understand the tears now~ If there's no way to turn everything back to the beginning. ballad.. http://www.. (T/N: ..com/watch?v=qrH-tM9cLl4 .listeners a minor orgasm. trot....youtube.... I gave it to Him... she chose. I guess he already knew what he was going to sing. so why was I feeling so sad? I barely kept the tears from flowing. you are my only one~~~ One day. please forgive me~ For not realizing your feelings sooner~~” ... rock.. tambourine.... feeling of loneliness.youtube. You are my Only One” (T/N: YouTube link for anyone interested. I don't really like going to karaoke.. His eyes were fixed on Her.. because he started to put in some numbers.. I have no idea if this is true.. I felt the pain of separation. I was familiar with the concept.... It is my utmost wish that karaoke place would allow people to lip-synch as well. Anyone could tell that he was expressing his love in his singing. dance. to avoid listening to me sing.. But I'm really good at using tambourine. He was singing...... I suck at singing. You know. Yang Pa's “A'ddio” (T/N: http://www.. It was Lee Seung Chul's “Remember Me.. I can accompany it well with the. No matter what kind of song. When I sing.) And usually it makes people want to go pee (T/N:. it was her turn to sing...

but the situation was. I began to say things that I really didn't believe in.tistory. I would cry like an idiot...tistory.com/1275?srchid=BR1http%3A%2F%2Fgoodieds.com %2F1275 OR http://depression01..tistory.. she wasn't even looking at the screens...com%2F29) “I love you~ Forever~~ It's okay~~ if I give you my everything~~ Even if I'm able to live in this world~~ Without you... My watch told me it was 10 PM in the evening. it would've been nice if someone who could sing well sung this song.... She didn't say anything. the clapping noises were slapping my heart again and again. it's too hard~~ What's left of my life~~ I'll sacrifice it for you~ Don't feel bad~~ And please~~ live on happily~” Of all the songs listed in the book. Him: Yeah. she would have to take the subway home...... We kept singing back and forth until time was up... but then I thought that if I saw her...... and didn't know any song. plus. Me: Today was fun.. it was time for us to part... he had a car with him.tistory... I didn't want to sing. (T/N: http://goodieds. and it was always crowded and uncomfortable... or the loneliness from the fact that she doesn't need me by her side any more. it had to be this one. I suck at singing. But. and he was holding onto her bag... and she lived in Bupyeong. I just picked out a random song and. then I'll see you next time too. I felt like this was her last song for me.. I took my bag as I stepped out of the karaoke room. I didn't think that I was in love with her either. She was still in the restroom.... .. I was thinking about waiting for her.....She wasn't looking at Him or me... He slung her bag on his shoulder.. It was my turn............ we would always be pressured to catch the last car of the day. He was clapping.... When she was with me. It wasn't because I had to part with her.. for some reason. He lived in Inchon. He probably didn't want to see me next time either..com/29?srchid=BR1http%3A%2F %2Fdepression01.. We should hang out next time too.. In front of the building. so she would have a comfortable ride back home.... So I picked a song and began to sing..

I thought that if I kept going down... 'Nutjobs...... Everyone around and on the escalator began to stare at us.... “Gyeon-woo!!” I looked up the escalator. I wanted to look back to see if she followed me.. so I left before she got out of the restroom. ... The escalator kept going down. but my logical side ordered me.... I had to go to the Shinchon-Hyundai Department Store to catch the subway (T/N: Some popular department stores in Seoul get their own designated subway station.. I saw her running towards me from far away! I squinted my eyes and looked again. that's how I felt then. she began to beat the crap out of me with her bag. I still don't know what she is thinking...... to just go home. I was halfway down now..' I took the subway headed towards Inchon with her. I was about quarter way down when.. It was her!! She was calling for me from above!! But the distance between us began to increase.. it doesn't really work that way.. we didn't say a thing.. I'll never get to see her again.. I thought about all the things that happened between us while I was with her...... I smoked a cigarette.. I took out a second one.... what was I thinking.... I weaved through the people who were going down the escalator and ran up towards her. I took the escalator to the station. then.) . I was so happy that.. For some reason.. there were a lot of couples around me.. everyone was... until we were near the Bupyeong station. the crowd around them claps for them? But in reality..... I don't think it was her. suddenly........ And then I passionately embraced her.... and stayed there till the first one burned out. a couple kisses or embraces each other in public after a tense moment. You know how in movies... The people on the stair next to us.. I heard a voice calling for me. I was in front of the escalator that linked the department store to the subway station. I was just standing there for about 10 minutes.. Heh. For some reason... and the people outside the doors.. while everyone was watching.Just... They just stared at us while probably thinking.. Then..

And I am with her.. I go out. but she said she wanted to walk a bit... Her: Gyeon-woo.... Me: Hmm? Her: Even though he was a better singer.. Um. Me: . She no longer has any wounds or pain. I asked.. but for a completely different reason.... She started to read this after her friend told her about it. I like the train that I ride with you better than his car... why did you beat me up at Shinchon? Her: Isn't it obvious?! Idiot! Who gave you permission to hug me?! Epilogue – She wanted to demonstrate that her wounds were healed through action to me. Her: And.. so we walked side by side..... Why? Because she'll be mad.. Me: . haha.. This was the end of her wandering. I'll write something funnier.... It wasn't that she was meeting me in front of Him. Next time... she'll laugh out loud.... The next story was about a month ago... she'll beat me...... well...... right? Your clothes get all wet. She said. Me:.After we got off the subway. We arrive at her house. Her: What are you up to today? ... I liked your singing better.. Nor can she..... But if she tells me to come out......... if she reads this.... But I can't confidently declare that the reason why I am by her side is love. ^^ Chapter 19 The rain was really pouring on today!! It really sucks when you have to go outside on a rainy day. and that's why she met Him in front of me... we could've taken a cab...

She thinks he's saying “Jup-sok”.) Her: “Punch Me”? Me: -_-. I have to treat her well while I can.. which would mean he's cooking rice. Damn. Anyway.. ^^. I'll be replacing it with something that fits her in the translation.. he's saying he's busy.. So I promised to see her at Jongro in the afternoon. I forgot my wallet... but waaaaaaay more sappy. she probably took few hundred thousand won from me this way. well. oppa (what girls would call their older brother). so I'm going to watch a movie at home. but. Mom's not home... this time. She thinks he's saying “Bap-Hah”. Her: What do you mean you don't have it 'anymore'? . damn OneShot 01X... So I went back to get my wallet... I'm borrowing some of your money. Ugh.. I really can't go today.... you should come out with me. How can she leave me with absolutely nothing? Over all these years... I called Her again.. I don't even have money for the bus anymore.) Her: What business? Me: No. B-U-S-Y! . put on my clothes. or “Bah-Pah”. took my cellphone.. Gotta love it. “Hey. meaning “contact” with a rather lewd implication. The reason She is confusing what he is saying is because his phone is really crappy and breaking up his voice) But how can I say no to her? She wants me there..Oh wait. I rented “Touch Me.. and went outs .. Me: Hey. God damn it! She took all my 10000 won bills ($10)! All of them! Well.. which is a romantic/melodrama movie similar to You've Got Mail.. or “Connection”. opened the door. I'll pay you back tomorrow!” -_-. I casually washed my face. Her: I don't have anything to do.” ^^ (T/N:Ahh.. Me: No! I'm busy! (T/N: Hooray! Another pun humor.Me: It's raining.. I only had 3000 won ($3) on me. ate something for lunch. so...... porn he rented is apparently called “Jup-chok”.. I checked how much I had and.. there were only three of them in there. don't you just love pun humor? The movie.. (T/N: OneShot 01X is a very old cellphone model that was rather notorious for its unreliable performances. crap.

it was pretty fun to just watch people passing by. The handle on my umbrella looks kinda like the club head on a golf club. I would rather not go out than see her without any money on me. a couple was sharing an umbrella. unlike the summer. and the girl was staying really close to him. Of course. After a while.. and our shoulders and pants got really wet... Man.Me: . she just half-heartedly complained and hit his chest in a very cutesy way. I can't suggest going to a cafe.. and it had huge windows for walls.. I brought the big one. Of course. This.. it's a long story.. this is embarrassing. Her: Then just come out. I thought she was going to get angry.. was not a good experience for me. Her? Also got drenched in the rain. but the girl was already soaked. I can't suggest going to get something to eat.. it was already getting dark.. I brought an umbrella.. and she brought the tiniest type... Outside. You still have your subway pass... but it was still raining.. The guy finally let himself get caught.. it was still raining hard. The guy was holding on to the umbrella... We were still sharing my umbrella. We left the cafe. So she kept chasing him for about a minute in front of the coffee shop.. This cafe was on the first floor. The girl? Got drenched in the rain. I went out to see her with a subway pass and three thousand won. the guy ran away from the girl while taking the umbrella.... I was still holding onto it. and big ones that looks more like a parasol.. medium sized ones... kinda like “Catch me if you can!” situation on a beach.. I am forced to just follow her and do whatever she wants to do. It's still raining. What kind? There are those tiny folding umbrellas. Suddenly. but the guy was really fast. The girl chased after the guy. the days were getting shorter. I imitated that guy in front of the cafe and ran away from her. so we just decided to share my umbrella while she carries hers. but.. ... stupid! So. Even though we had an umbrella.. So we decided to go to a cafe and order two steaming hot coffee...

I would be able to protect her. Short of me suddenly becoming a professional boxer or something. In that short time..She started chasing me while screaming that she'll kill me when she catches me. “Hey! Why didn't you just use this umbrella instead of throwing it at me? God. how bad would the fight be? I am a sergeant in the ROK Army.. But there were three guys. and the streetlights were going in and out periodically... It was the Bupyeong station.. We got closer and closer to the gangsters... she was fast like a freak. Well. I have to take her to her house.. As I picked it up. we would take a cab. If there was only one person there. Typically... I could do something about it. but we took the bus instead.. The bus station was a bit far from her house. you know. I could go all out. She threw the umbrella she was holding at me. you're so stupi-” And she almost punched me for that.. It was too late to backtrack now. I carried my umbrella like a sword.. The way to her house from the bus station was really creepy. we were both broke. I got really scared. in case we would have to run.. she used up hers and.... so we had to walk for a while. Reserve. It was really dark. Our eyes met as we approached them.... two guys would keep me busy while the third. Even if there were two. My intuition told me that they were the local gangsters. Aside from the reason that I was holding Her hand... and the lights were only going as far as the base of the streetlight. and even though I may get hurt.. so I got caught in less than 10 seconds.. like D'Artagnan... you know.. We were about halfway there.. to be honest.. She was right next to me. my heart was pounding. I really wished they wouldn't pick a fight with me. so I let her caught me. why? Because I was broke. a streetlight was set up right next to a telephone pole. about 10 meters ahead. Unless the other guy was some professional boxer or something. .... I tried my hardest to figure out a way to get out of the situation.. I took her hand. Near the telephone pole were three guys smoking cigarette. The rain had stopped by then..

.. “Hey... what is with her? Having no other choice. 'The one leaning on the telephone pole must be the leader.. She was right behind me. The two guys came closer. The leader of the group approached me.. I thought.. One of the gangsters leaning on the telephone pole spat on the floor.. I thought “Thank God”. *beep* Chapter 20 As we passed them by. Suddenly. Heh..” like a corny movie line.. @$$holes! Look at me! Me! What... they always say “Hey. sexily.. “Hey... he threw a punch at me!! Me? My body has been thoroughly trained by Her fists! So I thought 'This won't be too bad. get lost! Me: What's with you. I stood face-to-face with the two gangsters... looking good there.” Gangsters. I turned around. But then. -_-.. past or present. but in order for me to win.. @$$hole!” I thought that this was my chance and began to ran... I thought “Thank God”. you little.' The two guys couldn't be helped... I had to fight the leader of the group. The gangsters were looking at her. in movies or in reality. but She stopped in her track. and the other two approached us and said. looking good there.. get lost while you can.. But then. “Hey... can be really simple. Leader: I said. Whenever they're harassing a couple passing by. I'm not sexy enough? ..As we passed them by. harassing a passerby like this? Leader: You got a death wish. Man. and said “Hey.” I smirked.' .... all we have to do is just run.

that doesn't happen... I thought. Even during all that. I felt a gust of wind pass by me.. with his nose. pinching. 'I'll take him out in one hit' After getting hit.. if the fight drags on.... They hesitated.. in real fights. rolling on the ground still wet from the rain. With the leader of the group... -_-... screaming “Ahhhhh!!!!” Then. Only in movies would you see fights with double-step sidekicks and roundhouse kicks. raising my toes. and.... o. It was dirty. falling backward.O I got punched once.... while she was behind me.. still foaming on the mouth... . -OSo. I heard a swish as the other one fell down. the other two will. My umbrella with a golf clublooking grip was on the ground next to her. using my skills as a Taekwondo First Dan master (T/N: This is the lowest black belt level) He started foaming in his mouth as he fell down. After confirming that he was curling in a fetal position....... one of the gangsters fell down. all I could think about was wishing that she would just run away. since their leader was on the ground. Suddenly. He stopped it. I turned towards her.. I yelled.... and. Falling forward. They were facing me. clutching onto his family jewels..... You're DEAD!! I made a fist and threw a punch towards his face. and bravely stopped the punch.. I kept fighting back and forth... hitting with elbows.. scratching.. I kicked him in the testicles.. The other two tries to grab her hands. I retreated a little. must be an expert... After stopping the guy's punch with my valiant beer belly. with my eyes. At this rate. biting.. but I had no choice! I had to finish this quickly and run away.. “Hey! Get your hands off of her!” And went towards the two remaining gangsters.

And the idiots. I was dragged to a kendo gym and sparred with her once.. wooden bench. and She was holding onto the umbrella like a sword.. first time. but I've never been caught..... that was the scenery here. and they weren't wearing protectors. They were screaming that they'll bring the doctor's diagnosis with them..... anyway. we didn't look hurt at all while they're still pale. ... We're absolutely clean. not even a misdemeanor. but.... I'm probably guilty for several public urination after drinking........... I almost fainted. The idiots? They each had assault and battery charges on them.. when the situation has been taken care of? And now.. A local security officer was passing by. the leader guy actually was turning yellow. and another one doing the same... about 3 meters away in front was the guy still clutching onto his balls while foaming. They're claiming that they were just smoking cigarettes and that I started beating on them. next to us was a guy who was clutching on his head.. the police officers didn't believe them either.. the three idiots were sitting on a hard.. he used his walkie-talkie to call the police.. And next to us.. but she looks perfectly normal.. and I was panting. Does that even make sense? I'm with a girl. Well...... and I'm going to pick a fight with gangsters who supposedly were leaving us alone? Three of them. second time... Man. really good at kendo. and even though I was wearing the protectors. My face was red.. no less! Of course. we're at the local police station. @$ $holes. It was an umbrella with a really hard handle. and fourth time offenders each. I can't even describe them. is really... where were you guys? Why come now... Her and I were sitting on a comfortable couch.. She grabbed my umbrella and hit the two gangsters on the head with that golf clublooking handle! She. I guess it still hurts. But... Around us... she actually looked pretty cool. I was covered in mud and water.You guessed correctly. and after seeing this picture.. They probably got their skulls cracked. They did a background check on us.... AND they got hit on the head. security officers have walkie-talkie now? A police officer with several other security officers appeared.

they would still wonder if I'm the kind of a guy that's worthy to be with their precious only daughter... so how would they feel when they see a guy who's still glowing from the warmth of a .... Her parents came into the police station.. but I was just in a fistfight with a bunch of gangsters in a muddy street.. I've met her uncle before. and after 20 minutes.They're keeping complete silence on the fact that She beat the living crap out of them....... I was about to call my parents...... we went to Her house. After her uncle talked with the police officers.. .. After 10 minutes. my body began to twitch and shiver a little. we all came outside of the police station. her uncle came in. Then. right? I mentioned him a few times before. Remember her uncle... I could feel my body go rigid...... Even if the circumstances was a joyful event where I was formally visiting her family. in jail.. And her father sat on the sofa next to ours. I've talked with them before briefly on the phone...... But this is the first time I've met her parents... but because Her parents were closer. At least they know that it's embarrassing. They're looking straight at us. I'm really nervous now. the district attorney.. Her and I are facing her parents and her uncle as we all sat on couches in the living room. Chapter 21 We're at Her house. they contacted them. I'm inside her house now.... with her parents. I was so nervous that I began to feel numb.. Oh boy...... police station? It would've helped if I was dressed up a bit.. but to see them face to face.. They're saying I beat all three of them.. I already left a very bad impression on her uncle.. the kind that the head of the family sits on.. I was a mess. I was so nervous.. Brrr..... Her and I are sitting on a couch. and her mother and uncle are sitting on a couch opposite of us..

. So the bathroom is very dirty. all the nervousness in my body dissolved out. "You. Yes! ... In any case. there is a bath towel in here (T/N: The kind you scrub yourself with in the shower.. The bathroom at my house is shared by all five members of our family. wait. and my dad's hair all harmoniously. I meant we all have our own soaps.. ^^ I became the first guy to take a shower in her bathroom ^^ Wow! The bathroom scent is great! You know how a girl's room smells much nicer? There's the smell of her cosmetics but.... oh. That scent was in the bathroom as well. my brother's brown hair... I've never seen such a clean and pleasant smelling bathroom in my life.The silent couple of minutes passed like two or three hours. Toothbrushes are meant to be for one person... I was getting thirsty from my nervousness.. then our family goes into a "Soap War" mode. no less.... my mom's curly hair... everyone has their own toothbrushes. -_-.. ^^.. if someone accidentally uses someone else's soap while they're still sleepy. her father began to speak. Hm.. I took my clothes off and turned on the shower... Everyone intensely guards their own soaps... the funny thing is... She had her own small bathroom attached to the bedroom. I saw him taking a bath while completely dissolving my soap in the bathwater. the towels are all dried up nicely on the racks....... Soaps are everywhere....... I went to Her room.... warm water began to come out.. in a girl's house. it's more like a hobby.............. and the next day. I guess she's the only one using it. the undefinable scent of a mature woman.. Her mom brought me a cup of juice. this isn't some mental problem that we have... so I drank it in one gulp.. no. not to dry). haha! This must be the one she uses... could you get him a set of clothes?" So I unexpectedly got to shower in a stranger's house... and there were many bath products that I've never even seen or heard before. my black hair.. why don't you clean yourself first? Honey.. I once accidentally used my little brother's soap.. Anyway. For your information.... -_-.. blocking the sink. and there are my sister's yellow hair.

I used the towel that she uses everyday and... (T/N: Anyone else seriously creeped out at the moment? :-D) There's a bath soap here as well... is it a body cleanser? I put the soaps... or shampoo-like lotion on her pleasant-smelling towel and scrubbed away... I felt really clean afterwards... She said outside... "I have your change of clothes outside on the bed." I went out of the showers... There is a neatly folded clothes on the bed.. There's an underwear there as well... -_-;; They must be new, since they didn't take it out of a box... and it must've been her dad's... I wore it in any case... ^^; The pants... oh boy... this is her jean... There's no way this will fit me... I'm not exactly fat or anything, but how can a thin girl's jean fit a guy like me? I opened the door a little and got my head poked out. At once, her parents and uncle turned to stare at me... As I completely got their attention... I said... "Um, the pants is a bit too small for me.." How embarrassing... what is this, really? In front of her parents, no less... So, she lent me her overalls... I went back into the bathroom while she was getting it, of course... I wore the overalls... it fit me quite well... but the pants ended way above my ankle... a Michael Jackson style, if you will ^^;; And I picked up the shirts... It... has laces on it... -_-;; In the middle there's a very pretty lace... Grrrrr.... This must be her idea of a prank... How can she pull a prank in a situation like this, when I'm dying of nervousness? ... What can I do?? I poked my head outside the room again and called for her... and... I went back into the bathroom... with the bathroom door between us, we talked to each other... Me: Hey! Are you kidding me?! Get me a proper shirts for crying out loud! Laces... Her: Hahaha!! But I picked out the prettiest shirts. Me: -_-;;

She left me another shirt... this one wasn't too bad... though it looked familiar... Oh yeah... this is the t-shirt that she was wearing when I first met her on the subway... how nostalgic... I put the shirt on and looked at the mirror. Yellow t-shirts, blue overall that only goes to my ankles... I was reminded of a song... When Daddy goes to work, Popopo! When Mommy hugs me, Popopo! That's right... my clothes would remind everyone of Popopo (T/N: This is a very popular kid's show in Korea, similar to Barney or Sesame Street, but meant for a much younger crowd.) I have to face her parents looking like this... tears are fogging my eyes... I really wanted to go back into the bathroom and just wear my mud-covered clothes, but I decided to go outside instead. She begins to laugh as if she went insane.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Her mom begins to laugh... and her dad... and her uncle... I want to cry... But thanks to this, the atmosphere became a lot lighter... turning disasters into opportunities, I guess... hehe... So we all sat down on the couches again. They must have heard what happened from her while I was taking a shower.. Her mom thanked me. Her family thinks that I fought those gangsters 3 to 1 and beat them all up in order to protect Her. The truth is... she kinda saved me from them... Without her kendo skills, I probably would have become minced meat... And like all meetings between guys and their girl's parents, they began to ask me all these questions about myself... I sweated nervously.. This was the scariest question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Of course, they asked "What are your plans for the future?", but it's the same basic question... I like living an ordinary life... I don't have any outrageous dreams... I wanted to say "I want to marry into a rich family..." -_-;; but I couldn't say it.

It's time for me to leave now... I said good night to her parents and went to the front gate with her. Me: Hey, how can I go all the way home looking like this? Her: What's wrong? You look really cute! Hahahaha! Me: T.T It's the subway... I was too embarrassed, so I pretended to sleep the minute I sat down... the kids all looked at me like they know me from somewhere... She then called me... Me: Hello? Her: Hey, Gyeon-woo... Um... about your clothes... Me: My clothes? Oh, right.. My clothes are in your bathroom.. Her: Yeah, about that... I'll give it too you later, okay? *snickers* Me: That's fine... but... what's with the snickering? Her: Oh it's nothing... get home safely, okay? *snickers* Me: Okay. Bye. I hung up the phone and thought for a moment.... Oh no... my underwear... I should've brought it with me in my pockets or something... Damn... I was too distracted by everything else... Today is an unforgettable day... "Mommy!!!!!" P.S. Today's the Korean Language Day. So, unlike my usual style (forget grammar rules, acronyms, writing phonetically), I decided to fix everything. Please forgive me if I still made any mistakes. (T/N: This is true... this translation took 1/3 the time that I normally take because for once, he wrote it more or less conventionally...) On 9 O'clock News on MBC, there was a report on the netizen’s language culture. I guess it was a special report because it's the Korean Language Day. Yonsei University's Korean Professor said that the netizen's language is also a legitimate development of Korean language, and rated it positively.

. Chapter 22 Out of nowhere... I use proper grammar. and your writing is being enjoyed by a lot of people. You're 25.. Me: Why. because the medium of conversation in this case are keyboards instead of one's mouth. There were also the opinions that a traditional culture was being destroyed.... . So you should write using a more proper style... she asked me. Her: Hey. Oh. and I'm not the kind of a guy who ignores a nation's identity. What? Her: . there's really no problem.. And some middle school girls said that you get isolated from everyone else if you don't know the netizen language. When do you think that a girl is at her prettiest? Me: When she's naked.. since this is on the internet. are you going to take off your clothes? Her: Stop kidding around! I'm serious! Me: I'm not kidding! What's more beautiful on this Earth than a woman's body?! Her: Hey!!! You're talking like you've seen a lot of those! Me: -_-... but in chatting or in cyberspace. Oh... ^^. Korean-Americans or Koreans oversees would read it as well. he basically said that "a nation's language is that nation's order and identity..) style of writing. and the atmosphere created from such style has become part of the story." Hehe ^^ My Sassy Girl was written from the start with a bit quirky(?) (T/N: That's an understatement of the century. and that such usage was damaging Korean as a language. Whenever I write personal letters or reports for school.. Also... ha. ..... I'll be sure to take your advice.. I'm not so sure which side is correct. so you're not exactly young. so I'm keeping the style. Haha... -_-..And some college student said in the interview that since such writing style is not being used in conversations. But if I write anything else online.. I think the language is being developed for the sake of convenience. and someone sent me an email from Unitel (Korean internet server company). ha... I really think both sides have valid points.

. So I told her like so..... but should we celebrate the 100th day as well? . why are you calling so early? What is it? What happened? Her: Why are you getting all worked up for? Me: Huh? Me? Oh..... but I can't really tell what she's thinking. you know that our 100th day is in a couple of days. what have she done this early in the morning already. Hmm... Even I know that the 100th day for a couple is pretty important.... whenever I see a girl playing the piano... I feel dreamy... Me: Well. I go completely insane when I see a naked girl. Her: Hey. 100th day of what.. for me. right? Me: Wow! 100th day already? Her: Yeah." Her: Hello? Me: What the. I was sleeping so well.youtube. I get all weak-kneed.She must have something in mind to ask that kind of a question. it's the 100th day since we've met! Me: Oh... what's your favorite music then? Me: Ballade Pour Adeline.. But when she said "Hello" on the phone.. I guess you're right.com/watch?v=MicK4vwn_zE) Her: Enough!! Was it yesterday? She called me really early in the morning. whenever I see a girl playing the piano....... Haha. you know. I think I started listening to it when I was still a fetus in my mom's belly... I'm pretty bad at remembering stuff like this. (T/N: http://www. of course. I was completely awake.. Anyway.... heh heh ^^ *blushes* Me: I see.. when you're being hypnotized by something. Well. Hmm. Haha... though? Her: What the.... like you're drunk... Her: Really? Is that a good thing? Me: Sure.. I can't even remember birthdays well.. thinking "Oh dear God... you know........ she calls me out of nowhere in the dawn just to remind me that our 100th day is approaching... Her: I see... what a devious girl.... really? Haha.

...... 3 months and 10 days went by really fast. we began to talk about the first time we've met.... Her: You know it's tomorrow. It feels like the time I carried her and wandered around the Bupyeong station was just yesterday. let's go to that restaurant from our second day! You're paying again!" So we went to that restaurant..... I'll just get hit a couple of times... Just like then.... She was waiting for me there. But there really isn't anything that I can do for her.. and she was tempted a bit.. We naturally laughed at all of our old antics. Hah. but by her own will and choice she erased her wounds. then we decided to go to the department store so that I can get her a gift.. The day before our 100th day... so what should we do? Her: Let's just hang out. Few days ago.. and she said. "I'll pay for it this time.. So. I said "Hey. she met the guy she used to be in love with. My friends have been fired from that amusement park a long time ago after her birthday.. We went around the shopping district in the Bupyeong station. tears and snots flowing down.. she called me again.... ^^" While drinking our coffees. I pointed my finger at it and said . I ate the whole thing really fast even though it was really hot. the one that we first went to.. We sat down at the table that we used the first time we've met... was it Hee-Mang (T/n:"Hope")? In front of the department store. "that cafe?" You ask? You know. and my other friends heard about that incident and haven't been returning my calls lately..... and is now living life bravely ^^. right? Me: Yeah.. and in case she takes my share again..But I decided to put some meaning into the 100th day. she wants to just hang out too.. I don't really remember the name.. I thought it would be nice to celebrate the fact that she got over the pains of breaking up on our 100th day. she ordered two coffees without asking me.. We decided to meet at that cafe. It's today. I decided to just hang out with her all day..

And we went into the department store..Me: Hey! I'll get you one thing you want in this department store.. Her: Hey! This one's really pretty.. Me: Yeah? Then try it on. “That's one of our latest product.... So I've never really bought anything from a department store... no matter what it is! Her: Really? You're not kidding... As long as it's under 50. then sell them at ridiculously expensive price. arrange them around so that they look fancier. right?! Me: Of course!! . Would you like to try it on?” She threw her purse at me as she entered the changing room. Hehe. following the most recent fashion trend. I've never seen Her wearing a skirt before.. .. Gyeon-woo. a sales representative appeared out of nowhere. She walks over to the Women's Business Suit section. They buy stuff from the local street market. I don't like buying stuff from a department store too much.. as if following a script. However. right? Though I'm sure not every department store does this.except a formal suit I bought after graduating high school. isn't this really pretty? Me: Why? Are you going to wear that? Her: What's wrong with that? Me: You? Wearing a business suit? With a short skirt like this? Her: Hey! I wear skirt! … Sometimes. ma'am. It's really fun to just walk around and look at bunch of different stuff they have there. You really have good eyes.. I really like window shopping. you know the rumors. mostly because of my prejudice against them.000 won (T/N: $50) He: -_-.. ... and I followed her. ^^ Chapter 23 We were inside the department store. At this point.

.. advertisement saying “Gyeon-woo..” The next day. she looked more beautiful wearing her own style of clothes.million? It's just pocket change... But.Me: Wh... and you buy one for some whore?! “Dear Mom and Dad: Please forgive me for using the credit card. Her: No way.. 1. Hey. uh.. Saleswoman: Wow! It looks very good on you! Shall I pack it up for you? Her: How much is it? Saleswoman: It's priced at 1.. after all.2 million!! Me: (not looking at them in the eyes) Hey.... Her: -_-.. I will come back and make it all up to you. you have really nice legs.. I'm going to the library to study... Her: What? Say it out loud! Me: Whoa.2 m. I took dad's credit card with me today.200) Me: 1..2 million won for clothes?! Dad: What are you talking about? What clothes? Mom: Look at this!! 1.. Though it's not as expensive. it's too expensive.2 million pocket change.. I then saw a vision. Mom: W-What is this?! 1. I could just say screw it and buy it for her..2 million won ($1... Uh.. When this world changes for the better and become a world without clothes...Wha... Mom: You're going to the library to study? Stop joking around and do the dishes! Mom & Dad: !#$@#%$^#%&%^&^#$%&^%#%$^$%^&$%^#^%@$^#$%^ Mom: I can't believe you! All those time when I complained and complained that I didn't have anything to wear outside.. we forgive you for everything... Hey.... She went back to the changing room and came out with her own clothes.. Please just come back to me” are posted in all the daily newspaper in the countrHer: Hey! Stop daydreaming and let's go! ....

When someone else is about to buy a 100.. messing around the place.000 won shoes ($100).. it's dark outside already. see. In a moment of desire for childish revenge. I took Her hands and fled the scene of crime. Chapter 24 After completely forgetting that we went into the department store to get Her a present.. We went around the department store without getting Her any presents. I might actually have to buy the clothes for 1.. And before the sales rep finds out. Though we pulled a lot of pranks while looking around Her: Trying out expensive high heels and kick a pillar when the sales rep is not looking Wiping hands on a silk-woven clothes on display after going to the restroom Me: Taking pictures of myself while posing in inappropriate position with the store mannequins.... If I get caught. Maybe we'll try the Blue House next? (T/N: The Blue House.. let's go get something to eat.. we left the place. is the presidential residence of the President of South Korea) It was about dinnertime as well. We were like little kids.She wakes me up from my vision and hands me the 1. Me: Yeah.. it was nighttime... I..2 million suit.. um.2 million.. and it was already nighttime.. Where do you want to go? Her: Well. And then. right? Her: Whoa. I flick a booger at it before handing over to the sales rep.... .000 won at the department store next door?” Her & Me: Riding the escalator the wrong way Pushing every button before getting off the elevator After all the frolicking around..... comment “Hey. that is. Can't really think straight when you're hungry. so we left the department store without buying her a present. or the Blue-Roofed House.. didn't we see that shoe on sale for 80. we got pretty hungry. Actually. we kinda forgot that we went into the store to get Her a present.

but it's as popular as jajangmyun and is often sold in same places where they sell jajangmyun. Her: So.. Her: Hey.ask.tsp/5612755/7738181/1/1/A/7t6uyg. I mean. but. Me: What is “THAT”?! Her: That.. one jjamppong and one double-sized jajangmyun..Me: What? Say it out loud! Her: I..com/imgs/qrsi. I personally hate it. http://c... I mean..com/title/tt0293715/board/thread/55549493? d=71464970&p=4#71464970 ) But. Gyeon-woo? Me: Hmm? Her: So. this was our 100th day anniversary. THAT. But... THAT.nate.. . but jajangmyun of all things? 'You can barely afford jajangmyun anyway'. we went to the Chinese restaurant.. Me: What? What's wrong with you today? Speak your mind.... right? Excuse me! Could we get a double-bowl jajangmyun and a jjamppong? (T/N: Spicy. Me: …. Me: That? What's 'that'? A puppy? Snake soup? Her: No! Geez! You know.. T_T (T/N: Refer to Chapter 9 if you forgot what happened with them and the infamous jajangmyun (black bean noodle) http://www...I stole dad's credit card........ ramen would have been a better choice.jpg ) What? You thought I was going to eat jajangmyun after what had happened last time? Our orders came out. Or we could not eat at all.imdb. Me: You want the double-sized bowl. I wasn't planning to take her to a fancy five star restaurant or something... remember? I mean. why jajangmyun of all things... jajangmyun.... you say? . So.. seafood-broth-based noodle.... I want to eat. that jjamppong looks really tasty..

we went to go see a movie. We took a cab.... . with all the buses and subway closed for the day. After dinner. My aunt was thinking about renting some of her rooms out to the students. and went to the place she wanted to go to. I'll probably have to spend the night at my aunt's house. follow me. I've never been in this area before. then we went to a cafe... You know Gyungin Women's college near Kyesan? My aunt lives in the apartment right in front of that place. What if there's no room left for me.. Don't you have to go home? Her: You can't go home either. and I was thinking about moving in to live with my aunt when that happened. Her: Let's switch. there were a lot of girls walking around the place.. couldn't even tell which way was which.. Me: Oh really?. Looks like I can't go back home tonight..... Me: Where? Her: Just follow me. Before they built the college there. I followed her after getting off the cab. Her: Just.Me:. which are flowing with miserable tears. you say? Well. Me: T_T A double-sized jajangmyun now stands before my eyes. Her: My mom's friend runs this cafe. the place near the apartment was really empty and quiet. ^^ Her: Gyeon-woo.. Me: 'have to go'? Her: Yeah. but with the college there.. Me: It's midnight already. it's already midnight. so. there's a place we have to go.. I can just crash there.. why are we here? Her: Let's go in... And now. right? Me: My aunt lives in Kyesan.. and we went to some cafe. I wouldn't mind having a roommate.

.... everyone ready? The couple sit together as if they're joined at the hip.. She must have asked her friend to rent out her friend's mom's cafe... -_- .. they're made for each other... ... there were couple people around.... oh....... the guests of honor are here. from the double date (T/N: Chapter 11.. Only the light above the table we were sitting around were on...youtube... I think this was her first time planning something special for me... http://www..... After sitting down in one table...... The cafe was filled with comfortable chairs.. painting pretty green silhouette on everyone's face as it illuminated the room against the darkness. Couple-Girl: Finally. and sets it up on the table... though the version sang by a little kid became far more popular http://www. but they were all turned off. But I didn't cry... Why? Because I'm a man. I couldn't even imagine that she would go this far to prepare an event like this. and there was a white piano in the corner.. There were two candles on the tiny cake...Me: Here? The signs are all off. shouting “Happy 100th!” I was really moved.com/title/tt0293715/board/thread/55549493?p=15 ) and her three friends were there. When we went inside.. glass tables. Each table had a spotlight of its own from the ceiling.............. I think I can hear music playing from somewhere...com/watch?v=u-QeUBR9Wv4) Her and I blow the candles together... we exchange pleasantries. Her friend comes in with a cake... Okay... God. And just sat there for about a minute or two. . there was a familiar face. “Even if~ we fly across the skies freely~ don't be surprised~” (T/N: The Classic's popular song “The Magic Castle”... aren't they closed right now? Her:. in a way.........imdb. I can almost feel the wavering of the two flames.... Everyone around us clapped.... That couple...

Friends: Whoa! You guys are close enough to give each other underwear already? Couple: Haha.... Her..... and felt.Her: Here. Open the present. As mom had all the spending money in the house. Gyeon-woo. I have a present for you. Her: That's okay. I didn't get anything for you at the department store..... Aside . Me: Present? You even got me a present? Her: Yeah.. or pants..... I could have taken out a shirt... the glow-in-the-dark skull underwear... that's right.. Me: Yeah. I went through the pretty wrapping papers...imdb. “presents”. There were several clothes in the box. clothes? I wasn't exactly following the latest fashion trend. The box was as big as a crate of apples. for everything... A.. so I guess she got me some clothes to wear.. go ahead and open the present. but.. It was dark everywhere. Me: For what? Her: Just.. Couple: So? What is it? Friends: What is it? The box is pretty big. that I left it at her house after the gangster incident (T/N: http://www.......... she picked out everyone's clothes. were all the clothes I left at her house after meeting those gangsters in the street.. at least one-third of all the underwear she buys is glow-in-the-dark. but underwear of all things.. the skull is kinda cute. skull? Yes. I didn't buy those underwear.....com/title/tt0293715/board/thread/55549493? d=126441896&p=19#126441896 ) I looked at all the other “presents” she got for me.. but for some reason (I guess she likes glow-in-thedark). Me: Yeah..... but something was shining nonetheless. thanks.... Me: ….. so I kept searching around with my hand then pulled out the smallest one I could find.

Suddenly. a tranquil rendition of “Fur Elise” filled the air.. Mom must think I'm still in fourth grade or something. She smiled sheepishly.. at night. the carrot that glows in the dark right where.. As I'm writing this.. so I practiced all week. now I understood why she asked me that question. but it was the most beautiful piano performance I've ever heard in my life. Her: Gyeon-woo... If anyone's interested. I heard her friend talking to Her about it. so.. Though it was an awkward performance.......... when I'm wearing that one.. as she played the piano with utmost sincerity... she was really beautiful. Everyone else stood around the piano. She took a deep breath... there's also one that glows “I LOVE YOU” in the dark. and you can't even last two lines?! . (T/N: “I LOVE YOU” is in English) The worst of them all is the Carrot underwear. This is easier than Ballade Pour Adeline. I am more than willing to sell it online.. a disruptive note jarred everyone's sense as she hit a wrong note. then lightly placed her hands over the keys.. She drags me over to the piano.from this skull one. I can still remember how amazing it was. Turn the light off and show it off to your loved ones.. Her: Hahahahahahaha! I washed it myself with my own hands! It was my first time washing a guy's underwear! Me:. Her: You said a girl was at her prettiest when she was playing a piano... “When do you think that a girl is at her prettiest?” As I thought... thanks for the presents.. Me: Um. I stared at her.... Friend: I taught you day and night for a week. an orange carrot glows right where. you know how people sleep in their underwear in summer because it's too hot? So.... Later. then. and ended abruptly with a mistake. and she sat down in front of it.. come here for a second. She continued as the second part of the music began...

Me: What? I haven't even touched a piano since I learned from “Do” to “Fa” when I was little! .

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