Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr
Waiting with anticipation, because there is nothing like having your best friend that you grew up with and have known for nearly twenty-years come to visit you half way around the world! While our friendship has had it's ups and downs—like most I would imagine—I'll never forget the beginning of our friendship began our Freshmen year in high school where we both played on the soccer team and while riding the bus to a game Josh asked to borrow a MXPX CD from me. Well throughout the years, Josh has been my partner in crime of various shenanigans–including being able to admit dumb adolescent things we did in our teenage years like pushing over a Port-O-Potty, almost fighting Dog the Bounty Hunter's TV crew, traveling Australia together, high-rolling it in Las Vegas with my boys from Cali, and so many others!
So to begin, Josh arrived departing #DIA from #SFO to Seoul on a warm Tuesday afternoon on May 18th of this year about 3pm. Before his arrival, I asked a Korean friend how she would write "JOSH" in Korean and she ended up writing the sign he is holding, which later my other Korean friend and dorm mate busted out laughing asking, "why on earth would she write his name like that?" Later, I found out it's either the slang phrase or actual word for penis. I knew my friend Ara wasn't doing this on purpose but trying to sound out the word and translate it directly for whatever reason and came up with this obscure translation LOL. So of course anyone that knows me understands my sarcastic quick-witted sense of humor and I just had to make this sign and once he arrived I had him hold it up in front of a bunch of people at Incheon International Airport #ICN, which is the main airport that replaced Gimpo International Airport in 2001, but is still in operation.
Well after telling him off what I had done to him, he just called me an ass and I think he was still a bit too jet lagged or I might have gotten a swift kick to my 좆! Hahaha, awe the fun with languages. I'll jump ahead a little and explain that I think my payback came in the form of when we traveled to Cambodia and even though I've been there several times, this was the first that I was explained what the name "Troy" meant in Khmer, which means the F-word! Yeah, I suppose that's poetic justice!