Renat, our lively Russian, had his birthday this week and of course we had a cake for him and a candle and sang “Happy Birthday To You”. However he was quite surprised by his Korean birthday present which was a LIGHT kick to the back or bum. Don’t worry, he wasn’t hurt. Our Korean boys say they do this to all their friends as a strange birthday ritual and that is a good thing to do, although they didn’t really explain why.
Renat ended the day with a party thrown by his homestay parents. He may have had a few too many drinks because he didn’t turn up for class the next day.
Happy Bithday Renat!