Mrs. Sang’s skills in the kitchen far exceeded what I had expected of her. One by one, ordinary ingredients become transformed into extraordinary dishes by her hands.
One particular dish she made, tea leave infused king prawn, had Gu Yuu as soon as it was set on the dining table. I only had to look at the captivated look in her eyes to know that this must be a fantastic dish.
Though Gu Yuu usually preferred spicy dishes with a heavier taste, somehow Mrs. Sang managed to capture both Gu Yuu’s and my tastebuds without placing a single spicy dish on the table.
As we proceeded to gobble everything on the dining table down one by one, Mrs. Sang and her mother simply looked at us with smiling eyes. We spent a whole day at Mrs. Sang’s mother’s house. Gu Yuu and I were very entertaining, fooling around and making them laugh, doing all we can to keep the smile on their faces.
According to our friends, even since our college days, Gu Yuu and I had been their constant source of comic relief. During college, Gu Yuu and I tried out our drama and performing arts club once, once they were holding a practice audition for Romeo and Juliet, and somehow Gu Yuu and I turned the whole tragedy upside down and made a complete comedy out of it.
Incidentally, they commented that I seemed to have a natural knack for playing the part of pregnant women. Perhaps karma heard me boasting about it back then and really made me suffer through this past year of pregnancy as a divine retribution. Who knows.