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A set of brief tales and essays.
*My responsible Pleasures
*A Survey of the Literature
*Exit Strategy
*The meals Fundamentalist
*Flooding the Zone
*Manifesto

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It was often a cause of tension in a marriage.  . no way,” Jin-Young said. “That life was not for me. ” It was a sad fact that no matter how hard the Korean woman tried, she would never ever be able to make her kimchi-jjigae the way her mother-in-law made it. It was a lifelong competition in which the Korean daughter-in-law would always be second best. ” she said. ” Jin-Young reflected upon her decision as she used a pair of metal chopsticks to wrap a sliver of kimchi around a cluster of rice and pop it into her mouth.

A potent cocktail of pickled radish, fish, pepper, and garlic stirs the Seoul air like the smog blanketing other cities. Although, with well over three million vehicles in the capital, Seoul regularly boasts smog, too. The streets of Korea are filled with this unsubtle scent and it emanates from the unsubtle food, a pong I didn’t fully realize I loved until I’d left it. While Andy had recommended Congdu, he had also warned me about having any contact with the government. “For God’s sake,” he said, “don’t speak to the government.

Andy looked at me, sagelike. I was seriously worried. ” 2 THIS IS SPECIAL T he owner has opened a number of places,” Jin-Young told me as we walked up a slight incline to the front door of Hanok Jib Kimchi Jjim (한옥집-김치찜 ). ” Jin-Young was a thirtysomething Korean woman. I rented an apartment from her in Seoul; she insisted on taking me out to eat, and I was happy to accept. We took off our shoes and left them in the collective pile at the step up to the wood-effect floor. A waitress wearing a yellow apron shepherded us to the only spare table, in the farthest corner of the restaurant.

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