Today is a special day indeed!
First and foremost, welcome to the premiere track in my South Korea: A Musical series! Kristy is fresh off the plane and in awe of her new homeland. I hope you enjoy watching it!
Second, if you’ve been to the YouTube channel in the last week you noticed that I finally have some Channel Art! Hurrah for Youtube Tutorials! I put those together using MS Paint. ^__^ Nothing fancy, just placeholders while I wait for something MUCH better from a real Artist.
Third, I’ve created a FaceBook Page for Just Short of Fantastic. Please do head over and give it a Like, won’t you? Find it here: http://www.facebook.com/jsofantastic
Fourth, check out the lovely and talented Kate Morris’s 12 Songs in 12 Months challenge playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoR8FSJ3oob3MVBK36444Xg
And finally, this weekend is Chuseok! Happy Chuseok! I’ve got a few days off from work for the holiday, so heads up: I might be shifting things around here on the blog. I’ve got some ideas for a makeover…but I’ve also got “Real Life” stuff to accomplish. So we’ll see. In any case, thank you so much for your support and stay JSoF!
Here are the lyrics for the song!
01 What’s This? – South Korea: A Musical
What’s this? What’s this?
Strange symbols everywhere
There’s excitement in the air!
Everything’s such a surprise,
I can’t believe my eyes
What can I do but stop and stare?
What’s this? What’s this?
I still can’t read Hangeul
I feel like such a fool
The streets are filled with shops and trendy venues
This is somewhat overwhelming
Can someone help me with this menu?
What is this?
There are signs on every building
And flyers all around
Health and beauty products
Are hawked with vibrant sound
Though as I stand enraptured
A part of me must say
Through my wonder I can feel
That “home” is so far away
A cake shaped like a fish, red bean?
Why that’s so unexpected! I love it!
People gathering to buy accessories from a
Store called Bikini Virus.
Up there! They’ve got a bunch of cats, how strange!
Though it looks like so much fun!
The sun begins to set and neon signs ignite
The streets become a dazzling sight
Reminding me it’s past dinnertime
So, now, I must find a place to eat
But do I dare,
Oh do I dare?
Where can I eat alone?
Oh no, what now?
I’m so unprepared
And yes, just a little scared
No friend, no partner here to help me navigate these endless symbols and unknown foods that send me off into a panicked confusion
The Subways are all missing
And the Wendy’s can’t be found
And in their place where can I go where I won’t earn a frown?
There may yet be an answer
To eating on my own
After all, what’s the point
in having a smart phone?
The sights! The sounds!
All I’d hoped and more!
I’ve never felt like this before!
My small town seems so inconsequential
Bravely seeking out adventure
Oh I love it, but I’m hungry
I’ve got to know
Where can I go?
Where can a solo foreigner grab a bite?
What Is This?
Kimbap Cheonguk? Hmmm….