Hannah and Je together

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Memory of Banana

When I was young in Korea, the king of all fruits was of course Banana.

The fruit and Veggie store had only one bundle of banana which was hung in the centre of the display. The yellow strange thing looked so so much delicious. But I could not eat it because it was too expensive.

Just one banana (not a bundle) was 500 KRW (won) which could be 50cents USD. Sounds very cheap, eh? But it was NOT. At that time, one very expensive meal called Jajangmyeon was 250 won a bowl. Banana was exactly double the price!

Let’s just say a good pizza is $15, then one banana costs $30.

I remember I ate the banana ONLY ONCE when I was young. Once I was out to downtown Seoul with my third sister. And she bought me one because I asked her so eagerly and cried for it. It must be very very big money for her. Even though she was a student and she didn’t work so she got money from our parents.

The unforgettable taste of banana.

어렸을 때 과일의 왕은 당연히 바나나였다.

청과물 가게에서는 바나나 한송이밖에 없었는데, 딱 가게 중앙에 매달아 놨다. 노랗고 이상하게 생긴 것이 너무 맛있게 보였다. 하지만 되게 비싸기 때문에 먹을 수 없었다.

바나나 한개 (한송이 전체가 아니라)가 500원이었다. 500원 하면 꽤 싸 보이겠지만, 그렇지 않았다. 그당시 꽤 비싼 음식이었던 자장면도 한그릇에 250원이었는데, 딱 두배가 바나나 값이다.

예를 들어 지금 자장면이 5000원이라고 하면, 바나나 하나 값이 만원인 셈이다.

어렸을 때 딱 한 번 바나나를 먹어본 기억이 난다. 한번은 셋째 누나와 함께 서울 시내에 나갔는데, 엄청 졸라대고 울어서 누나가 사준 적이 있다. 누나에게 무지 큰 돈이었을 것이다. 물론 누나도 학생이었고 일을 안했기 때문에 부보님에게 용돈을 받지만 말이다.

잊을 수 없는 바나나의 맛!

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