There are two Ps in Pungam

Hello. Lindsay here.

We had a good weekend here in Gwangju. We survived another Saturday of a confusing Korean class. We went to dinner with friends. And today, we relaxed, studied some Korean and strolled around our neighborhood.

Whit, despite feeling under the weather, took our pocket yellow Korean dictionary and hit the streets this afternoon. He found out what post office is in Korean, and discovered a few dry cleaners.

After our confusing cab ride home last night where we almost didn’t make it home, Whit is now determined to learn a few more words, including how to say where we live. Just to give you a glimpse into the language: we live in Pungam.
Don’t pronounce the “G”. And the “P” in Korean is actually “PP”. Which means double the P. Confused? Join the club. My theory is just to say the “P” extra loud, though they say it’s just a “P” with more emphasis.
These pictures are from the Pungam Reservoir where we went and walked around this evening. It was just beautiful out. It’s finally fall here and the temperature is dropping.

You can hear more about the weather and how to say Pungam in our latest video. I’m sorry it’s not quite as exciting as the last, but Whit did throw in a little flair at the end for your viewing pleasure.


  1. Summer says:

    JP here – Good to see the tap moves, Whit. Hope you get to feeling better and I also posted a concession speach for the “BIGS” for your reading pleasure. Looking forward to more web cam videos.


  2. Summer says:

    I once was a tap dancer…Apparently, it’s out of vogue for adults to be tap dancers in the US, but you’re an American in a foreign country, so what can they expect, Whit? And you have an egg-shaped head, so in Korea, you can do no wrong. I for one thoroughly enjoyed the performance! šŸ™‚


  3. Emily says:

    Me, too! Does the town where you live sound sort of like a dirty word to anyone else or is it just me?


  4. Summer says:

    Well, I wasn’t going to say it first!


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