A send off to Korea
We had a going away party for a friend who’s leaving for Korea today to start his English teaching adventure. Of course, we had food: pizza, chips, salsa, and kimchi. I sliced up a Korean pear for an appetizer as well.
But the most important food to have at a going-away party is dessert and lots of it. One of our group brought a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. She asked my dear husband to write something in Korean on the cake in honor of the occasion. Hubby decided to write 안녕히 가세요 (annyong-hi gaseyo) on the cake. He practiced on paper a few times to make sure his penmanship was crisp and exact and then started on the cake.
He barely got the 안 out when the icing starting squirting out of the wrong side of the icing bag. He had little choice but improvise and he “carved” the rest of the greeting on the cake with a knife. He was bound and determined that there would be something to show for his efforts. He simply wrote 안녕 in Korean “cuneiform” instead.