The weather has been dreadfully hot lately. I HATE summer (as if you didn’t already know)! I hate the heat waves. I hate not being able to sleep at night because it’s too hot. I hate the loss of appetite I feel due to the heat. I hate going outside and being unbearably defeated by the heat. I hate stepping into my car and finding the steering wheel too hot. I hate getting all grumpy because it’s too hot. Yeah, I hate summer. Well, okay. I hate summer in socali. Maybe if I was living somewhere else that wasn’t as hot, it wouldn’t be as bad. I am so ready for summer to be over and done with so that we can welcome fall. I love fall.
Suffering from the heat made me kind of curious about the igloo rooms at jjimjilbangs (Korean spa/bathhouse). From what I’ve seen on Kdramas, it basically looks like an ice room that you go into to just chill and cool down. I have been trying to muster up the courage to go to a jjimjilbang. I am probably the only Korean that hasn’t been to one. I just haven’t really been too interested until recently.
However, I am still curious to go at least once. People always seem so relaxed and refreshed after a visit. And it does wonders for the skin.
-At which parts do I need to be naked?
-What if I choose to take a shower at home right before I go? Maybe they won’t say anything since my hair will be all wet like I just came out of the shower?
-I was reading on jjimjilbangs. And when and if I decide to go, I want my first time experience to be at a nice one. I want to go to one with the PC bangs, hair salon, karaoke, virtual golfing area, and all that jazz. Oh that’s only in Korea? Well, I wonder if we can find one close to that in Ktown.
-Can I crack a hard boiled egg on your head like they do in Kdramas? No? Why not? You suck.
-Do the showers have doors or curtains? NO?? WTF?! Hell no, I ain’t going then.
-What do you wear during the times when you are not naked?
-Do you go in those Jacuzzis naked too? What? Ewwww
-Tell me about the different rooms. Can I just go there to go sit in the ice room only?
Me: About 40 lol.
And the questions continue….
-People sleep there overnight sometimes? How do they sleep like that with no privacy?
-Do you think I will like it? Or do you think I will chicken out and run out?
-Which parts are co-ed?
The questions went on and on until friend was like, “OMG just go already!!!”
People go to jjimjilbangs to relax. I have a feeling I’d love jjimjilbangs once I get over the being uncomfortable about the public nudity part. Also, I need to pick a day when it’s not crowded. A packed, noisy jjimjilbang with too many people in the way does not sound relaxing at all. If I had it my way, I’d love a day at a jjimjilbang all to myself lol.