Day 184: So Korean

After years of telling myself I would start watching Korean dramas, I finally began. Although I had the first episode of “My Love from the Star” bookmarked from when I was in Shanghai (because watching any video on anything other than Youku is impossible without slow death), I started with “Angel Eyes” based on a recommendation.

Maybe it’s because I’m new to Korean dramas, but just regarding the first episode, I couldn’t help but laugh at how hilariously unrealistic everything was. As I continued watching (honestly, I probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the fact that it was recommended to me), I wondered, Is there a near-death experience or some other tragic incident in every episode? Several episodes later, and I can (unfortunately) confirm my suspicion. I mean, this one unfortunate girl (who I referred to as a bitch from the very beginning) nearly died three times in one episode. And yet, I’m still watching.

Anyway, this one dude on the show ate tonkatsu, and so when I went to a Korean restaurant and saw it on the menu, I just had to order it.

Little did I know, tonkatsu is actually a Japanese dish. And it wasn’t that good. LOL at my attempts to be Korean.

Tonkatsu! Mmm, that healthy deep-fried pork...
Tonkatsu! Mmm, that healthy deep-fried pork…