Right now I'm at war with my bank. They've recently denied me access to my checking account because they recieved a transaction from South Korea of all places. Gee I wonder who could have done that. The thing that peives me is I called a month ago, told them I would be traveling abroad, and asked them not to block my account when they receive withdrawls from foreign ATMs. I guess they thought I was joking.
This last weekend I walked around Gyeonbukgung, a Josean dynasty temple, and I learned a bit about Korean history. The poor Koreans. They would build up this major palace just in time for Japan to attack and destroy the thing. It reminds me of building snow forts in grade school and then the sixth graders would come over and knock the thing down. Mean Japanesse sixth graders.
I also went to the large mega mart on Saturday for groceries. It's great to see all the little oddities of this country, things that I'm sure are normal to all the Koreans, but border on the absurd by American standards such as the butchers at the grocery store that yell at the customers as they go by. You can definately tell where the meat department is at the Lotte Mart, just follow the noise. I only wonder what the butchers are yelling, "Hey fatty, I know you want some meat!" Really, I have to wonder how well this marketting campaign works, then again the Lotte Mart was packed.