Sunday, February 14, 2010

She loves me, she hates me...

My girlfriend's mother hates me now. Not because of anything I've done.

I knew something was wrong a few weeks ago when I went to my girl's brother's wedding. Her father was really nice to me, he likes me a lot, but her mother didn't even say hello. I mentioned this to my girlfriend, and she just told me it was because her mother was busy, but I had a feeling something was up.

Up until then her mother had always been very nice to me. She bought me clothes, made kimchi chigae for me, and always went out of her way to make me feel welcome. Because of that I knew it was more than her just being busy.

About a week ago she and my girlfriend got in a big fight and the truth came out. Her mother had read an article in the paper about a foreign teacher who had filmed a porno with his Korean girlfriend. This is the reason why her mother now hates me and wants my girlfriend to stop seeing me. Because some jackass up in Seoul made a porno with his girlfriend.

This is why I sometimes hate Korea. If it was some Korean guy who made a porno with his Korean girlfriend it wouldn't even be news. Because it's a foreigner it becomes news, and all the irrational Koreans find another reason to hate foreigners. I didn't think her mother was like that, but apparently she is just as crazy and irrational as the rest of them.

Anyways, thank God my girlfriend loves me or I'm sure a repeat of what happened with another girl I dated would be imminent. A girl once broke up with me because her father didn't like Americans. I'm also glad that my girlfriend's father has not fallen into the same insanity. He likes me. He's the kind of guy that either likes you or doesn't like you. He's not going to let some stupid article about someone else influence his opinion of me.

My girlfriend hasn't spoken to her mother all week now. I'm not sure what the next move will be. Either her mom has to get a brain or they will just not speak for the next year or so. She's not going to break up with me just because her mother has no sense.

Happy New Year everyone.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm lazy

Writing is funny. When you make a habit of it, then it seems like no big deal to spend 20 minutes writing an update, but when you've been neglecting it 20 minutes seems like too much time to spend.

Recently, I've become addicted to "Demon's Souls". It might possibly be the best game I've played since the first time I played "Final Fantasy VII". It's the kind of game that is so difficult at times that it makes you want to break shit, but when you've finally made it past that challenge you feel like jumping up and down and breaking out the show tunes. It's really great. After the smoldering pile of shit that was "Dragon Age", I'm glad I've finally found a game that can keep my interest. However, I would advise, if you're a casual gamer you will not like this game. It's just too difficult in certain parts and I guarantee you will give up. If you are a gamer, and like a challenge then this game is for you. It is worth the money, but don't take it lightly, it'll chew you up and spit you out like bad kimchi. It'll make you want to cry for your mommy. You will die. You will die often. You will die so much you'll forget what it was like to ever be alive. This is not a game for those who quit after dying once or twice.

Other than that I had my first Korean wedding experience this weekend. My girlfriend's brother got married. I've never seen so many white envelopes in my life. They take money, they give money, they take money, they give coupons, who the hell can keep up with all that shit. Do they get a coupon? Do they get money? And who the fuck gives the guests money at a wedding? "Thank you for coming, here's ten bucks." I should just start going to weddings every weekend, it could be like a part-time job. Just go around collecting envelopes.

My girlfriend was pissed off because she didn't even get to see the actual wedding. She was so busy with the great envelope swap that she didn't get inside to see her own brother get married. It's okay though, I have like 5 shitty pictures to immortalize the magic moments when his friends were singing off key to him and when they flashed tacky pictures of the lovely couple in their matching pink jumpsuits on the white screen behind the altar. Wonderfully tasteful.

The good thing about the wedding though was once it started it was all business. The ceremony started at 12:30 and we were out of there by 1:00. No fucking around. In and out quickly, just how I like it. It all seemed a little more casual than a western wedding too. People in the crowd were talking and laughing when the bride and groom were going through their spiel, it wasn't nearly as uptight and uncomfortable as an American wedding.

I met the rest of my girlfriend's family too. They all seem very nice, though nobody speaks any English. The few that do shouldn't. They asked far too many prying questions. Basically, "Hi, how are you? When are you two getting married?" They didn't waste any time with small talk.

Anyways, that's about it for now. Maybe I'll try to get back in the habit of writing soon. It's just hard to pull myself away from that game right now. It's so fucking good.