The owner of the kindergarten I work at offered me a job there for when my contract expires in August… if I don’t get a job in Seoul. Always nice to have a backup, but I’d rather not stay in Pocheon.

Long ago I told one of the girls that works there that she’s beautiful, and now the owner tells me, “She’ll make a good wife.” I’m sure that’s true, but I’d like to know her mind, and the language barrier makes that difficult. And now the owner always tries to get the girl to talk to me, “회진, come talk to Bryan.” She knows no English, and my Korean’s still so basic…

But I did notice that 회진 sports a ring and asked the owner to investigate:  to merely say she was curious, not asking on my behalf. “Before last week, she had no ring,” I explained, “definitely new.”