I totally freaked out when I saw this! On our last day in Korea last June, we were channel surfing while having lunch and then I distinctly heard Tagalog words from the woman on TV! OMG It was Jasmine Lee on “Basic Korean for Foreigners”!
Totally not basic. Not at all. -___-
I first learned about Jasmine Lee through Buhay sa Korea. She is the most popular Filipina in Korea, for obvious reasons. Ms. Lee one of the panelists on the Tuesday Night KBS show, “Love in Asia” and has appeared in movies like 의형제 Uihyeongje (Secret Reunion), which I just watched the 2011 Korean Film Festival. She played a Vietnamese wife there. Just recently, she was cast in 완득이 Wandeugi (Punch) as Yoo Ah In’s (Sungkyungkwan Scandal) Filipina mom!
This was an incident that happened three years ago, around the 3rd quarter of ’08. I have long forgotten about it, buried it in my past and moved on with my life. However, as the family was doing some spring cleaning earlier today, I uncovered something in the bodega (storeroom) – an old wall clock with something written on it. I knew it was a sign. I just had to write about it.
To you, to the guy who will be the “central character” of this story, please do not think I have a grudge against you or that I wanna destroy your reputation. Trust me, NO. If I did, I would’ve published this right after it happened. I will never reveal your identity nor give clues as to who you are. I have no emotional excess baggage from this experience and I’ll just be sharing facts. Don’t be hatin’ and plz no dramarzz (also, if you comment, then they’ll find out who you are)!
And to my readers, well, this might get me in trouble but I hope you learn a thing or two from
my mistakes it. It’s gonna be a long but crack-filled ride so buckle up.
2008 was a really hazy and crazy year for me. Almost every night after work, I’d go out to watch a movie or have dinner with friends or drink until I get shit-faced wasted. I wasn’t in a relationship then so I went out and hung out with different people – guys and girls, young and old alike. Some I considered dates, the others, not at all.
2008: Crazy times! For the record, I NEVER DID DRUGS. And that’s not the creepy guy.
Around July 2008, I met this guy. Let’s call him “Wolowitz” (excuse The Big Bang Theory reference). Wolowitz was a pretty decent guy. He had friends, he had skills, he was from a good university and he had a job that allowed him to interact with different people. On that first night, I already knew that he had a thing for me. No, I wasn’t just assuming. While we were talking, he took a photo of me with his phone and immediately made it his wallpaper, replacing Alodia’s image, if my memory serves me right.
[wp-like-locker]I should have taken that as a bad sign but hey, I was young and stupid. Plus, nobody warned me about him. I just later learned about his escapades with other girls, who also weren’t very amused by his ways. Yes, I personally got to talk to a couple of them, so no, I wasn’t being paranoid.[/wp-like-locker]
I DON’T SPEAK KOREAN. Let me get this straight. I know a few words and phrases and I converse with my boyfriend in a some sort of English-Tagalog-Korean hybrid language but that’s as far as I can go. I’m currently self-learning Korean, not so much because I want to, but because I HAVE TO. You know, so I’d be able to have some normal conversations with my boyfriend’s family and friends without looking like a dyslexic imbecile, high on crystal meth.
But you know, I try! I really do! I speak Korean (with my boyfriend only) as much as I can, even though my grammar is wrong and I fail at looking cute. Check it out m fail on video!
I swear I can normally do better than that!!! I even know bad words!!!