Valentine’s Day

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. In Korea, it’s traditional for girls to make the day special for their boyfriends. Then, on March 14, boys do something special for their girlfriends.

I decided I would cook dinner for Steve. I planned on making fish ‘n’ chips because he loves it and can’t get it here. So, I went to the store in search of fish fillets. The only fillets I found were frozen and past the sell by date. Disappointment. It looked like I would have to use fresh fish, something I had never cooked before. So, I got a package of white fish and spent the majority of my day removing bones and skin. I probably won’t do that again any time soon. I also made tartar sauce and hand cut chips.

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Then, I went to go pick up the cake my Korean coworker had ordered for my during the week. When I got to the bakery, however, it was not there. Upset and unable to speak Korean, I flailed about and gave the workers my phone number. They literally went through every order they had with me, trying to match it. No luck. One of them even made a phone call (I’m assuming to a boss). After about 40 minutes of madness, I just bought another cake. It wasn’t the one I had wanted, but it was still very nice (and tasty).

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I went home and started cooking. Steve came over around 5 PM and surprised me with a beautiful gift basket full of candy! I loved it. We ate dinner, had the cake, and watched Bones and Keeping Up Appearances for the rest of the evening. It was a really lovely evening.

What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

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