Sian tries to explain pepper at a Thai market![The Return of Superman/2018.03.25]

By | September 12, 2019


Something smells delicious. There are many interesting items. I will buy you something tasty today. Mom asked us to buy something. 10 eggs. What’s “Egg” in English? – Egg. / – Egg. It’s egg. 10 is “Sip”. If you say “Sip”, they will understand. – Sip. / – Sip. Sian, you will buy pepper. Pepper. – Pepper. / – That’s it. Let’s say you want 30 baht’s worth. How do you say 30 baht? (Flustered) (I don’t think I learned that.) “Sam sip.” Try it. – “Sam sip.” / – There you go. “Sam sip baht.” – “Sam sip baht.” / – “Sam sip baht.” You can do this, right? Let’s meet here. – Let’s do a cheer. / – Let’s do a cheer. – In one, two, three. Let’s go. / – Let’s go. Seola, Sua, and Sian are at a Thai market. There are no Koreans around. (It’s hard to understand Thai.) (The writings are incomprehensible.) The brave siblings look for eggs and peppers in the unfamiliar land. Will they be able to run an errand? Where is pepper? – It’s a clock. / – Sian, good luck. Don’t get distracted by toys. (He is caught.) I will be back. (Looking around) Whenever he goes on an errand in Korea, he forgets what he needs to buy. Will he be able to run an errand abroad? (He is nervous.) He is nervous. Where is pepper? (He finds a vegetable stall.) (It must be here.) (He looks for pepper.) It’s not pepper. Hello. Hello. Hello. What do you need? (What is she saying?) Pepper. What do you need? Pepper. Pepper. (Does she need more explanation?) Spicy. (What is he saying?) (He uses an English word he knows.) (He only has one choice left.) Is it spicy? (Uncle Dongwook’s reaction upon eating pepper) (It puts fire in your mouth.) (What is he doing?) He is using body language. Spicy? Is this it? Do you want this? You want this, right? (That’s right.) Pepper. Sam sip baht. Sam sip baht. (He places an order perfectly.) It’s admirable that he used all means to get what he needs. Thank you. Thank you. Bye. Bye. (Jaea and Jaesi set out to buy food.) What will they like? It smells good. There’s a variety of food. (The paradise of street food) Chicken? Will it be spicy? Shall we ask? Is it hot? Is it hot? Spicy? – No. / – No? – Let’s buy one. / – How much is it? – 35 baht. / – 35 baht? (A big chicken leg is 1 dollar and 20 cents.) – Thank you. / – Thank you. – What is this? / – What is this? What is this? (Curry rice with chicken) Please give me one more of this. – It’s 35 baht. / – Thank you. There are many interesting items. (The beagle sisters need to buy eggs.) What is this? It’s a seal. It’s a seal. (It’s fish.) I don’t think we are going the right way. Shall we buy peanuts which Grandma likes? A bag is 10 baht. (She uses body language.) – One. / – Okay. We are getting it. Grandma likes peanuts the best. Grandma likes peanuts the best. (Buying peanuts gives them confidence.) Over there. It’s here. We need to buy eggs. (They found an egg stall.) How many eggs do we need to buy? – 10 eggs? / – 10 eggs? Did your mom send you on an errand? – Ten. / – One, two, – three, four, five, six, / – Three, four, five, six, – seven, eight, nine, ten. / – seven, eight, nine, ten. – Do you want to buy this? / – Give us 10 eggs, please. (They manage to buy eggs with just one word.) – Nine, ten. / – Nine, ten. Thank you. (Yes! We bought eggs!) This is a chocolate cake. Let’s buy one. It’s 30 cents. (One cake, please.) (These girls are so smart.) (The sisters go around and shop at the Thai market.) (She buys it while holding the eggs with her teeth.) Both of my hands are full. Here you go. Hold this for me. (Crashing) (It’s an emergency.) Hey! Are these broken? They cracked the eggs before they got home? What should we do? We broke these. What should we do? What will we do, Sua? We broke these eggs. What should we tell our sisters? (The older sisters are waiting for them.) – Jaea. Jaesi. / – You’re back. I’m really sorry, – but the eggs… / – What is it? – What about the eggs? / – I broke them. – We broke the eggs. / – Let me see. – Did you fall? / – No. I let them go because my hands were full, and it dropped on the ground. – If I… / – Nevertheless, you did well. You did well buying eggs in a foreign country. – That’s all right. / – You did a great job. (I did well?) She did a very good job, right? Look. I bought the chili peppers! Sian is coming. (Sian bought jellies that he likes too.) – Ta-da. / – Let me see. – I bought this too. / – Let me see it. You did well. Watch out. (Watch out.) Sian, you bought the chili peppers. Did you say, “peppers”? What did you say? – I said, “spicy”. / – Wow! Well done. – I want to eat it now. / – Jaea. All right, guys. Dig in. Try this too. This one. Sian, try this. It’s really good. – Who knows what this is? / – Guess what it is. – Try it. / – Seola, what is this? – Meat. / – What about you, Sian? – A caterpillar. / – A caterpillar? – What about you, Sua? / – Potato. – Potato? / – Why don’t you have one? Don’t tell them what it is. Don’t say it. – Don’t tell them. / – I know what this is. – Don’t say it. / – Whisper it to me. (They are very curious.) I want to try that. – Okay, try it. / – This is yours, Sian. Isn’t it good? (He’s still not sure what it is.) What do you think this is? Fish. Meat. One, two, three. – Rice. / – Rice. (The answer is rice.) – What? / – It’s rice. – What? Really? / – This is rice. (They haven’t seen this before either.) I guess they grill the rice. (Clump the white rice.) They grill the rice after balling it together. – Let’s buy this. / – Let’s get five. We have a lot of food. Now we need rice. It’s rice. Hey, is this really rice? They grilled the rice on hot charcoals. – It’s good. / – Really? (It’s savory like scorched rice.) Hey, guys. Pay attention. Well done for managing to buy eggs in Thailand. Sian, good job on buying the chili peppers too. You learned English in school to buy these. Let’s study hard at school tomorrow too. Don’t be late tomorrow. Let’s do our cheer. – One, two, three. Let’s do it. / – Let’s do it. (Best of luck on your life in Thailand.) I was very worried if they wouldn’t be able to adjust to the new environment. I’m proud to see them help each other with errands and so on. I get the feeling they’ll be okay even if they get deserted on an island by themselves.

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