My hypothesis for why Koreans are so thin:
- They don’t eat chocolate chip cookies.
- They go hiking, and they’re good at it.
Many of you on Facebook know that I have been on the hunt for a warm, soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie. And, let me tell you that I have not found such a delicacy. I’ve heard rumors. They sell chocolate chips at HomePlus. Sure. I believe it, but do they sell butter-flavored Crisco which is the magic ingredient to all great cookies? I think not.
Koreans don’t have the option of shoveling lard based disks into their mouths like Americans do. It’s their loss, really.
On to hypothesis number 2: Koreans can hike. This isn’t like walking through the woods of southern Illinois. This is borderline rock climbing, I’m talking about. You should have seen this elderly couple booking up those mountains. It was nuts!
Saturday morning, we set off from the church at 7am. It was a 3 hour bus ride to Seonunsan Provincial Park in Jeollabuk-do Gochang-gun. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day.
Be prepared for lots of pictures:
I kind of felt deathy after we made it halfway up Mountain #2. But, I was determined to keep going. I didn’t want to be “that sissy girl who couldn’t handle the hard trail”
And there you have it. 20 something pictures of our hiking adventure. Josh and I were not cut out for the “hard” trail. Not at all. My calves were throbbing on the way home. Poor Josh got dehydrated, and I think he overexerted himself, he’s still not feeling quite right.
The hike was on Saturday, so Sunday we were way too sore and pooped to do anything, but we did finally make it out the door for dinner. On the way home we stopped at PB (Paris Baguette) because I haven’t given up on the hunt for chocolate chip cookies.
Unfortunately these Pepperidge Farm cookies are not soft and chewy like my dream cookie, but they will have to do in the mean time. So, I guess the fact that I did find cookies in Korea proves my first hypothesis false. But Hypothesis #2 still stands. I think Korean women are thin because they hike multiple mountains in a day. Duh.
And in next week’s issue: Seoul!!!!!!!