Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trek through Garak Market

Took a mini-trek through Garak Market on the walk home tonight. My school is directly across the street from this sprawling wholesale farmers' market, and I've longed to see it up close. Although it was an off-peak time, there was still activity to observe, including an auction (hard to say for what exactly, but that distinctive auctioneer cadence was unmistakable). I hurriedly took a few photos to show you and will return again to capture better images. In the shot below, you'll notice mounds of peeled garlic cloves -their aroma was heavenly and got me thinking about when I'll whip up my first batch of pasta sauce over here. Maybe I'll give myself another week to settle in. Strangely enough, I haven't been overwhelmed yet by any cravings for my usual American fare. I do have an In-N-Out sticker up in my classroom, and every once in awhile I reflect on the goodness of a double-double, but so far, it's been manageable.


  1. "A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." - Old New York Yiddish Saying
    By the looks of it, this garlic will get you the whole darn train.

  2. That's garlic? It sort of looks like kettlecorn. Yay kettlecorn!

  3. I am having so much fun reading about your great adventures in the land of Seoul...You really could be a writer...hmmm...Janelle loves that dried seaweed too...eeewww...not my fav' unless wrapped around some sushi. love you, auntie j

  4. Look so forward to reading your blogs each day.
    Love you,

  5. JenPie! Keep'em coming...I read 'em every night :-) Sounds like you're doing great! Miss ya,