There's a jazz club in downtown Uijeongbu. I had walked by it loads of times but never screwed up the nerve to go in until I had scant few months remaining in Korea. We all make mistakes; this was one I wish I hadn't made. I will miss it dearly when I leave.
I went last night with a few friends, two guys and one other girl. The guys and I are somewhat regulars, and in a country full of Koreans it's pretty easy to remember the weiguk sarams that keep coming back. The musicians always chat with us a bit, or say hello if they see us on the street. The girl with us, on the other hand, had never been before.
At the end of the night, I complimented the singer on her rendition of "Fever," a song I had requested a few months ago but that they didn't have.
"Thank you, I did it for you!"
Which warmed my heart.
Then she turned to the other girl. "You, I think you must be a good singer. Your face is so beautiful!"
Heart dimmed, just a bit.
“next bus outta here”
11 months ago