It’s true, it really is. Southern food was one of things I missed in Korealand. Here’s my story; read and enjoy.
“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli
Black Barbie Misses Southern Cooking
There aren’t really many material things that I miss from home. Busan is a large city and there is very little that I have been unable to find for myself here. If I can’t find it in Busan, Daegu is an hour away. Nearly everything that I would have listed as either essentials or trivial desires prior to coming and then some are available to me, often for cheaper than they would be at home.
I was told prior to departure that I ought to bring a lot of deodorant, as it’s extremely difficult to find here. Now, I’m not sure what jackass started this rumor, but I found deodorant without even fucking looking for it. It is a little bit more expensive here and there isn’t as much variety, but seriously. How essential is it for you to have your favorite kind of deodorant at 4 bucks a pop? My having to pay an extra two-three bucks per pop every couple of months is hardly going to break the bank. Given how little it costs and how much I drink, it’s a fair trade off.
It was also recommended to me prior to leaving America that I bring a ton of my favorite feminine products. God forbid I not use Tampax! If I don’t have my favorite blue plastic applicator with finger grips I will just die! Seriously? This just in: Korean women menstruate too! And sometimes they even use feminine products to stop the flow! Hence, it was grossly unnecessary to pack a six-month supply of tampons. I could have used that space for mixers, which is seriously lacking in this country!
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents, Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries leads him to a truth that he never could have imagined