Just visited Koreatown in Makati City after my job interview.
While I was searching for ice cream in one of the Korean stores within the area, an old Korean lady (아줌마) who is the owner of the store welcomed me."어서오세요! (Welcome!)", she said. Then I approached the old lady and asked, "아이스크림 있어요? (Do you have ice cream?)". Then she said "네 (Yes). Sa labas po yung ice cream (The ice cream is outside)." I was really shocked when she spoke to me in Tagalog fluently. AMAZING!! 대박!! After that, I grabbed a Lotte Melon Bar (롯데 메론바) from the freezer, approached the old Korean lady again and asked "얼마예요? (How much?)". Then the old Korean lady said, "19 Pesos". So I purchased the Lotte Melon Bar and thanked the old Korean lady for helping me by telling her "감사합니다! (Thank you!)". And then she thanked me too by telling me, "Salamat po! Balik po sila! (Thank you! Come again!)" Well was an enjoyable experience after all! I not only discovered a little Korean town that I have never been before in my homeland, but also applied all the skills that I have learned in my Korean 10 (한국어 10) class back in my college years. I really look forward to more adventures in my Korean journey. 한국 사랑해! 파이팅! ^_^v
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