Korea is the Best!
Please don’t think that this entry is yet again about my boyfriend. And no, please do not think, too, that this blog is turning into an I Love Jimmy Kim online journal because heh, I have another secret blog for that (LOL). As you know, we have been spending a lot of time together so he’s been involved in most of my activities/experiences lately. Furthermore, I really, really, REALLY just need to write about this or my head will implode.
Yesterday was like Korean appreciation day for me as I got to hang out with like 5 Koreans – and yes, that’s a lot for Kring. You see, less than 4 months ago, I HAD NO KOREAN FRIENDS. AT ALL. I was even offended by the fact that there are bajillions of them in my country and yet none of my friends had Korean friends. And now, I’m eating their food, speaking their language and over-all just being Koryanized.
If there’s one thing that you need to know when getting into a relationship with a Korean person, it’s that… Korea is the best. Keep that in mind and everything will be fine. Seriously. The boyfriend never imposed his Korean-ness to me until we started talking about the World Cup.
Okay. Here’s the deal. We were supposed to go on a trip with friends to Calaguas this June 12-14, partly in celebration of my birthday. He was somehow excited about it that’s why a couple of days ago, he baffled me when he said he couldn’t go if it’s on the 12th because something extremely important is coming up. It’s so important, he’d been waiting for it for 4 years - THE FIRST GAME OF KOREA IN THE 2010 WORLD CUP (against Greece). >_<;;;
I will never understand. As much as I try to comprehend it, I really can’t. First, I do not understand football, even if a fugly scar on my left knee will forever remind me of my 2nd year soccer PE in college. Second, even if they compare their pride to our pride for Pacquiao, I honestly, seriously think they’re on a different level. When Pacquiao fights, there are no people on the streets and the crime rate is reduced to zero. When the Korean football team has a game, their streets drown in a sea of red and the booze sales skyrockets. (FYI, Korea made it to the semi finals. Once. In 2002. And they fervently believe [at least the ones I've talked to] that the Reds will claim the World Cup title. LOL.)
2002 World Cup in Seoul. WTFuckityFuck. I think the only time I see this many people in the streets is when we want to oust a president. AMP.
Oh, btw, it’s not just the Korean soccer team that’s the best. I was informed, too, that Samsung is the best electronics brand ever made in the universe and Hyundai is the 3rd top automotive company don’t ask me how the hell that happened. Apparently it’s better than Honda, Nissan and Ford. Furthermore, Kim Yuna is the greatest figure skater born this century, much like how Park Ji-Sung is best football player alive today. *is seriously LOL-ing while typing this*
And according to the boyfriend, unlike in the Philippines, beef is more expensive than pork in his homeland because… you guessed it right. Korean beef is the best!!1one!1! Just like Korean apple (which is supposedly juicier and sweeter, I didn’t even notice -_-) and Korean garlic/noodles/soju/everything-else-you-can-find-in-the-market, except for San Miguel beer and tropical fruits. And even if we have Biogesic and Betadine, medicines from Korea can and will cure anything. True story.
Anyway, there’s actually a point and a moral to this post. I have always known that Koreans (and Japanese) are full of pride for their country but it was through Yong Jin that I experienced it first-hand. And I dunno why but I felt more proud of being Filipino ever since we got together. Like I needed to defend and promote my country. I await the time when I’d get to talk to a Filipino who would proclaim that Philippines is the best with so much passion (because quite honestly, it is and we are).
And on June 12, seems like Imma be in a stadium full of Koreans, cheering their soccer team on. And yours truly will be wearing red. ^_^;;;
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