“(Woman) At first when I came to study and saw all of these couples in the classroom, I thought they looked silly.”
“So your boyfriend was forward in making his move?”
“(Woman) No. We were studying in the same classroom, and my boyfriend is really smart. During break time when he played omok*, he would predict the game five turns ahead, and he could multiply triple-digit numbers in his head in just one second. That was so cool. So, I was the one who told him that I liked him first. That doesn’t make sense, does it?”
*An East Asian game played with either a board and stones or pencils and paper. The goal is to place an unbroken row of five stones either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Similar tic-tac-toe.
“(여자) 처음에는 공부하러 와서 연애하는 애들보면 한심해 보였는데…”
“남자분이 적극적으로 대쉬하셨군요?”
“(여자) 아니요. 같은 교실에서 공부하는데 남자친구가 엄청 똑똑하거든요. 쉬는 시간에 오목을 둘 때도 5수 앞을 내다보고, 세자리 수 곱셈도 암산으로 1초만에 하고요. 그게 너무 멋있어 보였어요. 그래서 제가 먼저 마음에 든다고 했어요. 앞 뒤가 안 맞죠?”