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The results are in!

I. Am. So. Excited. Although it’s far from finalized, here is a preliminary list of the scavenger hunt items submitted by you, our generous readers:

1A. Attend a Korean drag show.
2A. Go climbing in Seoul and find a climbing partner.
3A. Attend a professional Starcraft tournament.
4A. Tour an animation studio that makes American cartoons.
5A. Take a Segway tour of Seoul.
6A. Wander for three hours with no direction.
7A. Get a non-McDonalds hamburger.
8A. Visit the DMZ.

1D. Take a picture of ourselves from the top of a mountain.
2D. Photograph a “translation that is now being presented in a language OTHER than English or Korean.” In other words, find a Spanish or French version of Konglish.
3D. Document small scale differences.
4D. Discover the Korean system for alphabetization.
5D. Take a photo of “a familiar foodstuff flavored in a way that would never occur to Americans. You know: shrimp-flavored angel food cake, or what have you.”
6D. Eat and photograph the Korean interpretation of a non-American, non-Asia food stuff. Perhaps Korean nachos.
7D. Draw a mental map of the surrounding area.
8D. Take pictures of natural beauty: one of trees, one of water and one of the sky.

Some of these task will have to wait until it warms up a little. Right now, if I wandered somewhere that wasn’t an indoor mall, I’d end up in the Korean emergency room. Other tasks, such as the Starcraft tournament—which is being held this week—will get checked off the list, ASAP.  Thanks to everyone who participated and if you come up with new ideas send them along and I’ll update the list.

Much Love,

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. yay!! i’m so glad someone beat me to suggesting a professional computer gaming tournament!

    (btw, I have no idea how i ended up with this username, but i like it. did one of you come up with it? -Sophie)

    February 20, 2012
    • Neither of us set it… Maybe it migrated over from some other system that has been absorbed by wordpress?

      February 20, 2012
    • Katie #

      Is that Sophie Sophie? If so, the link between computer/video gaming and Marat makes total sense to me. Maybe the computer KNOWS.

      February 20, 2012
    • yes indeed, katie, this is the sophie sophie. i’m gratified that you think this username is cool, because while i have no memory of creating it, it has got to be by far the best handle i’ve ever come up with (and yeah, david, i realized i had signed up with wordpress under it). marat! plus baratinage! it’s perfect! of course, it also means i should stay away from bathtubs.

      February 21, 2012
  2. Katie #

    Also, I am extremely excited about this scavenger hunt.

    February 20, 2012
    • Katie #

      I mean, god knows the rest of your move to Asia has been totally normal and boring and commonplace, so we have to do SOMETHING to make it interesting.

      February 20, 2012
      • I know. Thankfully, finding Pringles won’t be scavenger hunt-worthy, since they’re everywhere. Indeed, they’re one of the only products I recognize in 7-11.

        February 21, 2012
        • Katie #

          Oh good. I was just trying to calculate the cost of sending you a can of Pringles vs. the actual weight of the thing vs. the chance that they might actually arrive there uncrushed. But how do you feel about your prospects with Corn Nuts or microwave popcorn or other uncrushables?

          February 21, 2012

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