Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What I've Learned

As I near my 3 month anniversary of being in Korea I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what I've learned so far.

~ Koreans LOVE to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. Even if it's just for fun.
~ You can easily buy Octopus jerky on any street corner.
~ Corn goes with everything and on everything, especially pizza.
~ You will get stared at if you are foreign and red headed.
~ Missing your subway/ bus stop is guaranteed if you are reading a book or talking on the phone or playing a game on your iPod.
~ Pollution is a way of life.
~ Korean ants don't bite.
~ The water is cold if you don't remember to push the button on the wall that turns the hot on.
~ Cab drivers will honk at you if you even think about jaywalking.
~ Throw up on the subway is normal late at night.
~ Tipping is unnecessary and discouraged.
~ Koreans bleach their skin so finding face cream is more difficult than you would think.
~ Law and Order is a favorite TV show when its the only thing on in English.
~ Subways everyday twice a day for a month is still cheaper than a tank of gas in the States.
~ Even if it is sunny outside, if it is August, it will rain, don't forget your umbrella.
~ American beef is not sold anywhere
~ Protests are entertaining, especially when the people get sprayed with blue stuff
~ It's normal not to have a bathroom sink.
~ It is impossible to go to bed before 3am.
~ Tattoos used to mean that you were in the mob, and the kids think it's funny that I have one.
~ Strangers are not shy to come up to you and ask you to correct their grammar.
~ The Lord is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

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