On the Grid, and Actions Speaking Louder Than Words

Good Man must be on the grid. Saturday he recieved his first unsolicited credit card offer.

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Yesterday, in an act of (requested) love, we bought ten one-pound bags of honey powder. Mother then added some low-dose aspirin to her list. I’ll pick that up soon and we’ll be set with Korean gifts.

I have been writing short essays/entries in Korean on a weekly basis to practice writing. A few weeks ago I was moaning about Korean studies and wrote that I could read Pippi in Korean and maybe if Mother has read it, we’ll have something to talk about. I always post my short essays to my Cyworld page, where I know full well that Sister will see it and pass it on to Mother.

This weekend, Sister and I chatted online (complete with typos).

시누이: 아! 엄마가 책 사서 읽었어요! 삐삐!

Oh! Mother bought a book. Pippi!

아만다: 삐삐 서셨어?
She bought Pippi?

시누이: 네!
Yes!

아만다: ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Hee hee.

시누이 : 사서 다 읽었어요!
She bought it and finished reading it!

아만다: 시엄마니 친질하세요…
Mother is a nice person.

시누이: 언니가 오면 책에대해서 얘기하면 되겠다..:D 헤헤
When you come, you will be able to talk about the book.

We have a mother-daughter-in-law Korean bookclub going! With a fourth grade level novel written by neither a Korean nor an American. Too funny.

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Speaking of books, every single book I’m planning on picking up in Korea is by a non-Korean author. Does anyone know of Korean authors who write using fairly simple language? I’m looking for books to read later, not immediately, but any suggestions would be great.