in search of redmango

i am visiting my parents in seoul korea.  the one thing i was looking forward to, other than seeing my family, was to try frozen yogurt at redmango (the original frozen yogurt that started pinkberry which then started other frozen yogurt stores across u.s.).  i went to their website www.redmango.co.kr and tried to find the nearest store. 

1.  to search for a redmango in your neighborhood, you have to type in korean which is a pain for me since i hardly type in korea and can’t type in korean using my own computer anyhow.  

2. when you look up an area, it either tells you the list the stores in that neighborhood or tells you no store exists in that neighborhood.  why on earth would they not list nearby stores even outside of the specified neighborhood?

3.  so next i typed in other neighborhoods i know of.  (which i realize if you are a tourist, would have no idea what other neighborhoods to type in, if you knew how to type in korean and had access to a keyboard/program that let’s you write in korean.)  that worked.  but then the stores only had phone numbers, not addresses! 

4.  next i tried to leave a comment about the website and found that you can’t leave a suggestion unless you are a member.  and you can only become a member if you are a korean citizen who has a citizen number!  all that to say, for such a well known store, a store that i have heard of so many times, is kind of behind the times when it comes to marketing/website up-keeping!!!   so i either have to mail in my comments about their website or fax it in.  and guess what?  my parents got rid of their fax machine!!!

hopefully later tonight, i can find one of the stores.  i’ll have to call the store and ask for directions!!!

man-doo-kuk

my mom just made me man-doo-kuk (korean dumpling soup) for lunch.  she didn’t know it was my favorite food of all time.  it was simply delicious. 

do actions speak louder than words?  i always wish that my mom would cook for me whenever i come home.  whether by chance or by fate my mom’s cooked for me during this visit more than i ever remember her cooking!  i love it love it love it!