- KOREAN LADY GIVING ME A FACIAL: You should take better care of your skin, especially during your student years. You don’t want to have to spend a lot of money to get your skin looking this young again.
- JJ: …I’m not a student.
- KLGMAF: No? How old are you?
- JJ: I’m 26.
- KLGMAF: Omona, omona!* You gave me a heart attack! I thought you were in high school!
This is what happens when you have a youthful face, a teenaged brother, and young-looking parents: people assume you’re still in school. Once I ordered una cerveza when my family and I went on vacation together to Cancún last year, but the waiter came back with a 7Up. When I sent it back asked for a beer, he looked to my parents to see if it was okay with them. Mind you, the drinking age is 18 in Mexico.
*Omona is pretty much the Korean equivalent of “Oh my goodness!”