Just the other day, I ventured into Suwon to pick up my ARC from immigration. It happened to be lunch time, so I thought, why not get a bite to eat before heading into Seoul for a few meetings. My choice was a little submarine sub shop located right across from the main gates of Kyung Hee University. When I popped inside, something seemed a little familiar and then it hit me. It was a Subway. Now the name of the place was not Subway, but everything inside was most certainly subway. All the breads, sandwiches, toppings, and sauces screamed Subway – in fact, they even had the same name.
For a knock-off joint (or perhaps it was licensed?), it was damn tasty and went well with the bag of chips and Coke Zero I ordered. All in all, the 30cm (foot-long) sandwich, chips, and soda came to W10,000 – a bit more expensive than I had wanted to pay, but hey – it’s western food and you pay through the nose for it here. It’s to be expected and I really don’t even think of it any more.
From there I hopped on an M bus and rode into Seoul for my monthly meeting with KOCIS – the folks over at Korea.Net that manage The Korea Blog. The meeting was to review proposals for the upcoming month. As usual, I pitch my ten topics, briefly discuss them with the unit directors and get feedback before the final decisions are made on what I’ll be writing and recoding for the following month. Just as October was heavy on food and drink, November will be heavy on experiences places to go. It should be a blast to cover some of these stories.