Friday, July 8, 2011
Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon
This weather makes me moist, and it makes me sleepy. Thank fully, there is watermelon ("Su-bak") to replenish the weary.
Subak started making appearances in grocery stores as recently as two months ago, but it's certainly in season now. I can't remember how much it is back home in Canada at this time of year, but here it seems a bit pricey - does $20 for a whole melon sound like a lot to you?
I make myself content with a quarter melon for around $5 and the rabbit gets right at brandishing a long knife. She's got the thing de-seeded, cubed, and popped into a nearby glass-lock container to chill for a late night snack.
Subak also showed-up yesterday after our last day of exams. The teachers were lured into the main office with the stuff and then had to stay for a meeting about the end of semester - all of them slightly bitter, but soothing their sorrows and soaking their chins in juicy red goodness. The principal's address was punctuated with the sound of resentment-filled slurping and dripping.
That wasn't enough subak for me though, so I met-up with Mr. Kim, and Mr. Lee (who left our school last year and I hadn't seen since then) for some tofu stew, beer, and then topped it off with some subak-infused popping-su. The rain had prevented us from attending the Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants game, but popping-su and beer put a smile back on our faces. We're just a trio of wild and crazy guys.