Thursday, October 23, 2008

Coffee Shops

Another comparison for you... in Korea when we had our base passes, we (we=Raymond, J-9, April and other cool teachers) could go on base to the little coffee shop to do our grading or some random school work in a somewhat quiet environment.... however, those passes didn't last and we had to beg our way on most of the time through sports or some other random organization or event. So we had to resort to Starbucks or some other Korean coffee shop, which can be the LOUDEST places on earth. They are consistently packed and never, EVER quiet. However, in the US, you can go into the coffee shop, set up your computer and be relatively undisturbed and in a somewhat quiet environment. I am at one now and loving it... relishing in it really... *sigh* This is a good comparison, one where I side with the US...

3 comments:

Sophia-n-Stephen said...

FINALLY-- you're embracing the American-ness within! Go with it... feeeeeel it!! ;)

miss you-- so much.

Kristen said...

We just got our self-contained Starbucks here in Saint John (until then people thought Tim's was a coffee shop, not quite the same atmosphere)...it is Jonathan's favorite place to do his Master's work, it's quiet, and he can sit there for hours undisturbed.

AprilMay said...

LOL...when we'd take the boys to the Starbucks in Gangnam (forgot how to spell it) every Sunday the ladies would YELL "THE ANGELS ARE HERE!"

Blond hair, sure, but SO not angels, LOL! At least they could be noisy and blend right in.