Dear Korea,

Dear Korea - this could get a little awkward.

Blogging | February 2, 2010

Dear Korea,

OK. This is a little awkward. So I am just going to come out and say it.

Just as soon as I take a deep breath.

And another one.

Actually, on second No, you deserve the truth. We have, after all shared a lot these past five or so months. Honesty is the least I can give you. husband is coming to visit.

It's OK though. Really. He is fine with the fact that you and I are having a little romance and has actually expressed a desire to get to know you a little better himself.

To date he has been a one country kinda guy, but as he gets older he is open to a little more....experimentation.

And so with you and me getting along so well, he'd like to give it a try.

A relationship as it were.

With you.

Now, don't freak out. It is not as if we promised each other we'd be exclusive. And I think it will be good for both of you. Honestly. He is very funny. And handsome - I am sure a lot of your ladies will like that. And he really likes spicy foods and long walks. He's not into yoga but he has been known to dance in the rain.

I don't expect you to love each other straight off - but if you could make an effort to get along with him while he is here - well, who knows what could happen?

If you really hit it off, I wouldn't stand in your way. But this is a decision that has to be made between the two of you. I am staying out of it. I may try and nudge you both in the right direction - but really, I can't force chemistry. It is either there or it is not.

So, that's it. I hope you can open your mind enough to at least give this a go. Who knows at the end of the month, you may just part amicably with no ill-will but no desire to see each other again. That's cool. I won't hold it against either of you. I mean, he married me, not the country I am living in. And you took me in on the understanding that it would just be you and me for a while. So if either of you are not feeling it, it's cool.

Having said that, let's not completely discount love at first sight. It has happened.

Anyways, he is arriving on Saturday the 6th at around 11.30am. So if you could maybe put on something nice - you do look great in sunshine - and not give him too much of a cold shoulder (Australia never gets cooler than 10 degrees towards him. I think if you went all ice-princess on him, he might get the wrong idea. I mean, I get it. It's just you and you don't mean it and you are always very warm hearted for a few days after your icy mood. But for my sake - if you could just play nice and not go all Siberia on him?) I think you two will get along fine.

Phew. I do feel better getting that off my chest.

Just think about it.

Yours always (or at least until my visa runs out),

Me xoxoxoxoxoxox


1. Blythe on February 3, 2010

This is really sweet. End comment.

2. MacKenzieX on February 17, 2010

This will carry with me through the night...too funny...and quite clever. Thanks.

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