Tuesday, September 4, 2007
A few weeks back, L and I went to a Korean restaurant on Geary boulevard. The waiting line was pretty long, and we had plenty of time until our names were up, so we went for a walk in the neighborhood, and ended up in a Korean grocery shop. The experience was like entering an alternate reality, with a bit of the childhood pleasure of searching through an attic full of strange objects. It has the familiar organization of a grocery store, and yet everything is off, from slightly odd products - we purchased a bag of pumpkin candies, which tasted like, well, pumpkin - to frankly unidentifiable ones, like this... tool? Device? Contraption? I still have absolutely no idea what it can be used for; your suggestions, explanations, or hypotheses, are welcome!