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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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  • 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. I guess they were embarrassed and started to run. and thought "I will never eat jajangmyun. I went to the University street.. 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. .. Chapter 10 [My guess is this was partially incorporated in the taxi scene back from the highschool uniform --> club] Ah. EVER!" And then I prayed that no one I knew was in the crowd. But I still have no idea what they ate.. Well. so come over and I’ll make you something.I took her hand and ran. Saturday… Saturdays are always the best.. 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 went back to school on Monday. at least that guy didn't know it was me.. I know.." I thought I was having a heart attack. Girls (… I’m so sorry about this) “Her”: Wanna die? Anyway. asking me to go eat jajangmyun would mean termination of our friendship.. what do you like to eat? Me: Yeah.. "So last Saturday... and I got a call from her. thanks to the jajangmyun residue... and their face was covered with that black stuff. “Her”: Hey… so what do you like? Me: Um.. but some guys in my major was talking in groups.. ugh. I thought 'are they from the mental hospital?'. girls? “Her”: Idiot… I meant. 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... it was all black and.... After that..

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.]. after all… She came over in a cab and took me to her house… I guessed that she was rich. It is literally a place with several gigantic baths and showers where people go take baths. I wore my best underwear… glow-in-the-dark skull pattern… -_-. comforting steam coming from her lunch… it’s ramen…. just in case. and… Well. She’s actually doing something nice for me? Right? She is doing something nice for me.She’s…. “Her”: That’s strange… Chacha (dog’s name) never barks at people. It actually looks really cool when it’s dark… you know. “Hey! Lunch is ready! Hurry up!” I could see the warm. Once inside. 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. with skulls glowing… I also borrowed a Chanel perfume from my little sister [Note:… yeah. 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. 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. right? I went to a public bathhouse [note: lol… this does not carry the same implication as it does in United States. and my face turned a several shades whiter.. she poured me a cup of juice and told me she was going to make lunch even though it’s kinda late. “… I thought you were going to make something special?” . So I sat down on a sofa with absolutely nothing going through my mind. I covered… myself with my hands… I’d rather face a pair of scissors… -_-.

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. “Do you want to eat it. While watching her sleep. Thank you so much! This looks really tasty!” By the time I was finished. 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. putting me in trouble… but I think she’s depending on me as well… She shifted around a bit. with the curtains drawn… sitting on the same couch… Somewhere in the middle. 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. I decided that the movie was no good. the TV was making a strange noise with gray squiggles going all over the screen. then woke up… then wiped her drool from her face. with her head on my chest. Heh… that means she wants me to stay until dinnertime… maybe even afterwards? We watched a movie [note: video. Her wounds must have healed a lot by now… but she’s always beating me up. she promised to make something really special for dinner. Her head was right next to mine. not DVD… lol remember. it’s a special ramen. this story takes place in that ancient strange world where DVD was yet to be born] in the dark. I got my shoulder out of there and wrapped my arm around her shoulder. and before I knew it I fell asleep… When I woke up. I thought… it had been two months since I’ve met her. I guess the movie had ended… She was sleeping on my right shoulder.“Yeah. I wanted to go behind her and give her a hug. I went over to the kitchen and saw her busying herself over so many different things. Looks good. She was still sleeping. or wear it on your head?” “I-I’ll eat it. I turned my head towards the right side. messing with me. .

How could I say it was horrible? Her disappointment? Screw that. Okay? “Her”: Wait… but we have to do something tonight. An empty house… what would we be doing tonight? What do you think. “Type these for me. I began to cry.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.jpg]… Only because I’ve said before that I liked soondobu chigae … We sat down together. 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.” … 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. I couldn’t stop crying… When I finished.com/board_file/bd_success/updir/200705/s_img/117990211 762. It was… beyond the point of salty and into bitterness. she might just pour the whole thing down my throat.sangganews.5 liter bottle of water in one gulf. It’s… delicious… *sniffs*” This was the first meal she made for me. . Picture reference: http://www. Do something??? Just the two of us??? There are some strange nuances of meanings in that sentence right there. I took a spoonful and carefully brought it over… I put it in my mouth… I almost spat it out. I didn’t let her eat a teaspoon and ate the whole thing. “Aw… Don’t be so emotional about it… *blushes*” “Y-yeah…. I drank a 1. Mmm… I think I’ll make that for dinner. what’s all this?” She’s also bringing a notebook. 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. It was getting pretty dark… Me: Hey.

okay?” . this translation is not word-for-word. I'm meeting up with couple of my friends today. Gyeon-woo. I completely forgot its existence in the crazy chaotic hurricane of school work. and it doesn't mean "Oh wow! That guy behind you is really cute!". Pretty yourself up and come to the Bupyeong Station.... meaning. in the original work. The original work is an internet semi-novel/blogpost. 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. like a cuddly baby chick. the author does go back and forth a lot. The cultural difference can also be jarring and sometimes downright confusing. and the very spirit of the work would be lost if I did that. The humor. attitude.. I promise :-) Also.” “W-wait. I don’t really mind… We don’t really love each other anyway… Rather. Judging from how this is my first summer off (as opposed to “off”) for a while. I promised to introduce you to them. Contrary to the context of the word.) *Riiiing* *Riiiing* “Hello?” “Hey. So hurry. This is due to the fact that. and celebrities that may be referenced to help the process as well. 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. It's me. I hope you notice that the grammar is inconsistent in terms of present and past tense...” “. Why am I going too when you're meeting with your friends?” “Because.. In this very chapter... And just to be on the same page. That was my intention from the start anyway… I know. it is a simple compliment as opposed to anything flirty. translations will continue at a faster pace.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. places. I include pictures of foods. Pretty myself up?” “Yeah. it literally means cute.. so don't expect any formal writing anytime soon. the girl's friend calls Gyeon-woo cute when they meet him the first time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. But. . Him: Yeah.... He was clapping.. the clapping noises were slapping my heart again and again.. I began to say things that I really didn't believe in... My watch told me it was 10 PM in the evening.tistory....... it would've been nice if someone who could sing well sung this song. or the loneliness from the fact that she doesn't need me by her side any more.com/29?srchid=BR1http%3A%2F %2Fdepression01.. and it was always crowded and uncomfortable.tistory. I was thinking about waiting for her..... She didn't say anything. she wasn't even looking at the screens.... it was time for us to part. In front of the building..She wasn't looking at Him or me. He slung her bag on his shoulder.. I took my bag as I stepped out of the karaoke room.... She was still in the restroom. and he was holding onto her bag.com/1275?srchid=BR1http%3A%2F%2Fgoodieds..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.tistory. He probably didn't want to see me next time either. (T/N: http://goodieds... I felt like this was her last song for me.. and didn't know any song. it had to be this one. plus. but then I thought that if I saw her.. then I'll see you next time too... We kept singing back and forth until time was up. When she was with me. Me: Today was fun... so she would have a comfortable ride back home........ He lived in Inchon. and she lived in Bupyeong. I would cry like an idiot.... he had a car with him.. I suck at singing....... we would always be pressured to catch the last car of the day. 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.. for some reason.. she would have to take the subway home... It wasn't because I had to part with her. We should hang out next time too. So I picked a song and began to sing.tistory.. I just picked out a random song and. It was my turn. I didn't think that I was in love with her either..com %2F1275 OR http://depression01. I didn't want to sing....... but the situation was..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

is the presidential residence of the President of South Korea) It was about dinnertime as well.000 won shoes ($100)... and it was already nighttime. And before the sales rep finds out. When someone else is about to buy a 100.... Maybe we'll try the Blue House next? (T/N: The Blue House.. see... right? Her: Whoa. Can't really think straight when you're hungry. Where do you want to go? Her: Well. And then. We went around the department store without getting Her any presents. it's dark outside already.She wakes me up from my vision and hands me the 1... Chapter 24 After completely forgetting that we went into the department store to get Her a present. or the Blue-Roofed House. Me: Yeah. If I get caught. that is. it was nighttime. we kinda forgot that we went into the store to get Her a present. let's go get something to eat..2 million... . we left the place.. I took Her hands and fled the scene of crime. In a moment of desire for childish revenge. so we left the department store without buying her a present. comment “Hey.2 million suit....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. I might actually have to buy the clothes for 1.. 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. messing around the place... um. I flick a booger at it before handing over to the sales rep.. We were like little kids.. I. didn't we see that shoe on sale for 80.. Actually.. we got pretty hungry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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