I wasn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone. I thought of flying to Bangkok, but I couldn't get tickets. My friend Hye-jin said that they may have a Christmas party for her and her husbands closest friends.
On the day, she sent me a text:
"It's just a day (Xmas eve) for unmarried couples in Korea. It's not a big day for us, but I know it's a big holiday in ur country and also a day for family and I think we are close just like family, aren't we?"
On my ride back home, I felt so good. It really doesn't matter what you do on special days - as long as you're with people who you care for and who care about you.