“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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

jpg]… Only because I’ve said before that I liked soondobu chigae … We sat down together. It was… beyond the point of salty and into bitterness. what’s all this?” She’s also bringing a notebook. It was getting pretty dark… Me: Hey. I drank a 1. Mmm… I think I’ll make that for dinner. “Aw… Don’t be so emotional about it… *blushes*” “Y-yeah…. I began to cry. I didn’t let her eat a teaspoon and ate the whole thing.But we don’t have that kind of relationship yet… we’ve only held hands so far… She made soondobu chigae [Spicy soft tofu stew. I’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. she might just pour the whole thing down my throat. Okay? “Her”: Wait… but we have to do something tonight. .com/board_file/bd_success/updir/200705/s_img/117990211 762. 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. 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 couldn’t stop crying… When I finished. How could I say it was horrible? Her disappointment? Screw that. “Type these for me. Picture reference: http://www.sangganews. An empty house… what would we be doing tonight? What do you think.5 liter bottle of water in one gulf. It’s… delicious… *sniffs*” This was the first meal she made for me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

. I might actually have to buy the clothes for 1. I took Her hands and fled the scene of crime. Me: Yeah. Where do you want to go? Her: Well. it was nighttime.. is the presidential residence of the President of South Korea) It was about dinnertime as well. Actually. see. Chapter 24 After completely forgetting that we went into the department store to get Her a present.. and it was already nighttime. let's go get something to eat.. that is....... it's dark outside already. Can't really think straight when you're hungry. If I get caught. comment “Hey.. And before the sales rep finds out. messing around the place. didn't we see that shoe on sale for 80.000 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.She wakes me up from my vision and hands me the 1. we left the place. um. Maybe we'll try the Blue House next? (T/N: The Blue House. so we left the department store without buying her a present... we got pretty hungry. I.. right? Her: Whoa.. I flick a booger at it before handing over to the sales rep. We went around the department store without getting Her any presents. And then. we kinda forgot that we went into the store to get Her a present... In a moment of desire for childish revenge.. 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.. or the Blue-Roofed House....2 million. . When someone else is about to buy a 100... We were like little kids.2 million suit.000 won shoes ($100).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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