This morning I cracked open a book to find a 10,000 won note. A whole lot of good that does me in America. That's a night of Korean BBQ! Two bowls of dolsot bibimbap! A tea set from E-Mart! Thirty red bean filled fish cakes! Twenty hot-tteoks! (and then 1/10 of the gym membership required to work them off my hips!)
I really need to stop using cash money as a stand-in for a bookmark. At the very least, couldn't I have done this with a 1,000 mark?
mmm hot-tteok in Insadong- this stand would cost 900 won each (instead of 500 near my former abode), so I could only buy eleven with my bookmark won, cutting my theoretical gym time from four hours a day down to two. oh, the sacrifices one makes for hot-tteok...
*also, props to anyone who can polish off more than one or two of these and not want to die. there is definitely a significant hot-tteok threshold- once you hit it you go from this is the most amazing paty in my mouth to send me to north korea to die an untimely death at the hands of dear leader for I cannot handle the copious amounts of oil and brown sugar coursing through my veins