Hannah and Je together

Saturday, 13 September 2008


A few days ago, I was in a Corean home stay with several people – mostly high school students. We had a supper together, and I was checking my emails when other people was talking together.

I was not listening to them but I, by chance, heard that one said, “I am 94.”

I was very glad and said instantly, “Are you? I am 94, too!”

And all other people looked at me – they were like saying, “Who the hell is this guy?”

Well, 94 could stand for both birth year and university entrance year in Corean language.

얼마 전에 한국인 학생들 홈스테이 하는  집을 방문할 일이 생겼다. 대부분 중고생들이었는데, 같이 저녁을 먹고, 나는 이멜을 확인하고 다른 사람들은 수다를 떨고 있었다.

별로 대화를 듣고 있지 않았는데, “어, 저 94예요”라는 말이 들렸다.

너무 반가와서 바로 대화에 껴들었다. “그래요? 저도 94예요”라고 말을 했다.

그랬더니 갑자기 분위기 싸~해지면서 모두들 “이뭐병”하는 눈빛으로 쳐다봤다.

난 94학번이란 뜻이었고, 그 학생은 94년생이란 뜻이었다. -_-

쳇 -_- 나도 늙었군.

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