Whose story: My brother, Eunwoo
Terry and his bro, Eunwoo
Hello! My friends out there! Good to talk to you again! My apologies for the absence of new posts for a week! As I told you, my brother and sister-in-law came to the U.S. from South Korea. We took a trip to Tampa, Florida, having a wonderful time together. It was only one week being together and they went back to Korea. Came back to the house from the airport, Jessy and I felt so lonely and the house looked so empty. The week really flew by and now they are not here and we do not know when we are going to see them again. Man, I miss them already. This is one of the things I do not like about living abroad, being apart from family.
During the trip, we of course had been to many restaurants. For the first day, we went to an Olive Garden in Tampa for lunch. After we ordered drinks, my brother talked to us, “They are going to ask us about super salad later.” We then asked him, “What is super salad? We’ve never heard of it? Is it a special salad you had before?” He told us the story he experienced on his biz trip. He went to a restaurant in New Hampshire and ordered one main menu. Then, the server said, “Soup or Salad?” It was so fast that my brother understood as “Super Salad.” He thought it is just a kind of a salad and answered, “OK!” The server was like, “What do you want? Soup or Salad?” My brother was, “OK, I want the super salad.” Then, the server was, “No, I mean it comes with soup OR salad. Which one do you want?” Finally, my brother got it and ordered salad. We all laughed about it and, hearing the story, Jessy and I realized that it really sounds like SUPER SALAD if we speak it fast. As soon as we finished the story, the server in the Olive Garden came to us to take our orders. As soon as my brother ordered a food, the server said, “Soup or Salad?” We all laughed again and talked about the story to the server. I was like, “Wow, that is really like super salad.” We also went to a Subway. I ordered sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub. My brother watched me ordering and, as soon as we got back to the table, he told his wife, “OK, there is a lesson today. We should not go to Subway in the U.S. They ask too much and it is not simple at all.” Well, I guess I am not the only one having a hard time to order a sub in the U.S. (Not any more though 🙂 ) I guess ordering a sub in Subway could be the real English test for non-native English speakers. Travel guide book authors should add the step-by-step guide of ordering subs in the U.S. in their survival English travel books. What do you think?
Today’s injuries in English taught by Andrew : Athlete’s foot
Definition : A fungal infection of the skin of the foot, usually between the toes.
Korean equivalent : 무좀 (Moo-Zom) Well, I think this one should be SOLDIER’S FOOT in Korea because almost all of the Korean soldiers experienced this. When I was in the Army, I had this too. Such a horrible infection to bear with! So itchy 🙂