December 21, 2014
It’s almost Christmas! As some of you who are living or who have lived in Korea over the holiday season may know, this time of year can be a bit tough for us without our families nearby. For Korean people, though, Christmas is just another dating holiday, similar to Valentine’s Day, in a way. So, while some people go out, others stay in. At You Are Here Cafe, we’re celebrating it Korean style, and we’re having a zone for couples that want to date, and a NO COUPLE ZONE. Ha! I read that some restaurants in Japan are forbidding couples on Christmas because it’s too emotionally traumatic for the other patrons and also for the staff. We’re not banning them outright, but we’ll make a safe zone for non-couples, I think :D
But, if you’d rather not do a romantic date-ish thing, then I think Andrew suggested something awesome. If you’re down for it, we could set up a time and place at our cafe for a potluck. Or if you’d rather do this in someone’s home instead, that could be an option, too. We’re sharing Andrew’s idea though, and hopefully some of you who are interested could get the ball rolling on that. Feel free to discuss in the comment section here! I’m not sure if it’s enough time for everyone to plan, but hopefully a few likeminded people who are down for a good Christmas potluck can share the spirit of the season together :D
As for us, we’re getting all revved up for our annual Nasty Family tradition in our home, with Soo Zee, Leigh, an some of the newer additions to the studio, and we’re doing a potluck of our own. We don’t have a Gingerbread House this year, though, like we did last year, so we’re not going to be able to do that tradition. We do plan on getting Soo Zee more used to egg nog, though. You can’t buy it here in Korea, but Martina makes a wicked batch of it, and we’ll make sure to drink it all before Christmas Eve is done, for sure :D Maybe we should try making it at the cafe as well? Hmmm. I’m worried, because I haven’t met someone who was born and raised in Korea that’s ever really liked egg nog, and I don’t want to scare customers away. Ha! Maybe we should have it on a secret menu that only you guise know about. Whaddayathink?