Arrived in Brevard 23 hours after I woke up in Seoul. Easy flight. The Airbus from Seoul to Narita had little televisions on the back of the seats. I chose to watch Cinderella Man. Landed before I could finish. Figured the flight from Narita to Detroit would have the TVs too. It didn’t. I slept for 10 hours instead. When the stewardess asked if I wanted noodles or eggs, I said orange juice. There were no drugs involved. Before we leave Narita, let me just tell you that they have the cleanest bathrooms in the world. I save up for my layover there. The US customs were easy. One time I was asked if I could read. I said no, but I still got through. She thought I was joking.
Now I am at my father’s computer and it is just after 6 in the morning.
The night before I left Korea I went out with a friend. We drank beer from an ice mug. When you finished, you threw it against this wall in hopes of hitting a target. I just liked to see it explode. Later we ate Gol Bang E. It is a shell fish of sorts. Awfully good. No idea what it is though. Ate away at that. Ordered some Octopus (was told by friend that it was a cousin of octopus, so that made me happier, octopi are my friends). The woman grabbed it out of an aquarium. Stuck her finger up its mouth. Laid it on a cutting board. Cut off the head. Chopped the tentacles up. It was on our table seconds after death and then in my mouth. The suction cups were still sucking. Held onto my tongue for a bit. Don’t know if I will eat it again, but watching those things flail around adds color to a meal.
At one point a guy said something to my friend. She said something back. I ask the drunk if he wants to talk to me. my riend takes control of the situation and lays into him (I wanted to say total controll, but how much controll can a woman and a man have over seven drunk men?). Table of seven Korean guys eye me. Drunk Jim eyes back. Korean guys get bored and move on.
Really sets some Korean men off when you are out with a lady. No one stood up to help. The owner of the shop didn’t throw the guys out. Wont miss that scene when I leave. But there are many things I will miss.