Regrettably, I'm only able to speak/mumble a few words in Korean (maybe my next posting). However, I don't want to seem like an arrogant American not willing to try to speak the local language so I had a plan. Whenever I can, I'm trying to speak French. I think I've said "oui" (yes), "si-vous-pla" (please) "Merci" (thank you) about 10 times already.
I'd rather have the Koreans say "stupid Frenchman" instead of "stupid American".