I heart WNCE <3
Well as it turns out, it WAS more difficult than Jeopardy, and we suck at Trivia. So we ended up being last place. BUT we won the 'entrance' prize (which I'm still convinced, to this day, that they handed to us out of pity, kind of like teachers who 'randomly' 'pick' the cute, quiet kid to win the prize... *wink, wink*) of 30,000W. It paid our beer, so it wasn't too bad of a night after all.
The following Wednesday, after a particularly rough day at school, Katie called us up to see if we wanted to join her for dinner, which we were glad to do, since on most nights we are too lazy to cook or wash dishes. This time we went to Gecko's, another foreigner pub closer to home, and enjoyed some more Western style comfort food over a few beers.
(As an aside... I've never been a beer drinker. But for some reason I can tolerate Korean draft beers. They are lighter and more refreshing than beers back home. Although nothing else compares to vodka cocktails, beer seems like a cheaper option most of the time.)
After our meal we made plans for the following week: 'This was fun, shall we do it again?' and so began our Wednesday night tradition. Together we discussed ways in which we could 'expand' - a Facebook group would take care of that, and a fun name for our group, hence the WNCE title. And we were off.
Since then we've met a ton of new people through the group, and alternate each week between early and late dinners to accommodate our Hagwon friends every other Wednesday. Each time there's about 6 to 8 of us present, Jason, Katie, and I being the 'constant'. So far we've tried Korean traditional, Korean BBQ, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, and American. It's been great.
Il, ee, sam, sah, oh, yuk = 1,2,3,4,5,6 (When requesting a table for a certain amount of people)
Yeogiyo! = Come here please! (When you're ready to order or if you need service)
Hanna, dugae, segae = 1, 2, or 3 please! (When stating the number of dishes to order)
Mul juseyo. = Please bring water.
Olmayeyo = How much is it?
Kahmsahamnida, Annyeongi-keseyo = Thank you, good bye (When leaving)
Picture menus are easy since we can simply point at what we want. But Hangeul only is a bit more challenging and we have yet to explore this option more thoroughly. However, we can now easily recognize a number of our favorite dishes on restaurant menus thanks to our ever improving Hangeul reading skills. Yeah!
MMmmmMMMmm... All this talk about food is making me hungry. Can't wait for tonight's edition of WNCE: Traveller's Pub Trivia Night!
Who said Wednesdays had to be boring?