Another friday night in Gangwon-Do South Korea.. hanging out, watching The Wire on my laptop and then watching the baby sleep, wake, cry, feed, back to sleep. Then at 8:20pm the night turned for the better. 4 people showed up at the house, friends of the family I presumed but didn't know for sure as a) I don't speak a lick of korean and b) the parents of the house weren't home. Two kids and their two parents came into the house, said hello to Hojin and Haein (the kids of this house) and then they asked for rice. They were hungry. Unfortunately the house was running low on food but fortunately these visitors brought some of their own food. Pig, actually. I have been easting only veggies and squid/cuttlefish since being here so the site of raw meat was both a little sickening and appetizing (pork belly/bacon always looks good, doesn't it?) Within minutes I was helping them (barely helping at that) make kimchi chigae, a dish i really love to eat and now have the know how to make. And let me tell you this, it's easy... REAL easy. Sadly, I already ate kimchi bokumbap (kimchi fried rice) and was too full to eat, but i look forward to leftovers for sure!