|I always buy these masks when they are on sale for 10+10.|
|Volcanic face mask from Jejudo, that I brought back with me when I went to MN for winter vacation.|
Lost in Translation: Funny English fails
|While hiking in Seoraksan National Park, I saw this epic sweater. An elementary aged girl is wearing a shirt that says, “I need a prince in the streets and a beast in the sheets.”|
|Restaurant patrons can enjoy their meal, and get a good laugh out of this “explanation” of the food choices.|
|The sign on my office door. Yes, the sign for the English Office.
The Legitimate Use of Parasols
|I have a theory about the use of parasols in Korea. Click here for the sordid details.|
|Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul|
My Coworker: The Fount of Wisdom
|It’s great when you have awesome coworkers!|
|Good friends at the Ulsan Whale Festival.|
Korean family: my home away from home
Free Cosmetic Samples
|I didn’t purchase any of these…..|
|Or these! They were free gifts that were added to my bag. I love free things! Although, I do give all the skin whitening stuff to my Korean co teacher.|
Umbrella Racks are Everywhere
|Quite wonderful, unless you have an umbrella thief.|
Cheap Eye Wear
It can be quite interesting trying to get an eye exam and purchase glasses if all communication occurs with gestures and grunts.
I bought a brand new pair of glasses for around $30 (USD)
Ubiquitous Hello Kitty
Everyone (including adults) Regularly Sit on the Floor
|I competed in a volleyball tournament with the other teachers at my school. I believe I was one of two foreigners in the whole competition.|
|A room of fully grown adults, (teachers, principals) all sitting on the the floor like good little children during the opening ceremony.|
Wearing Korean Socks at Work
I am going to need to stock up on these socks to bring back to the U.S. with me. (The amazing socks continue)
Yellow Dust From China
Awesome Office Supplies
|The most amazing file folder on the face of the earth!|
Couples Walk Around Wearing Matching Outfits (for real)
I have worked out a rating system, to judge the amount of commitment put into the matching process. (click here for a full explanation).
Restaurant Tables Sometimes Have Utensil Drawers
|“I have no idea how to do this, it’s all in Korean”, I thought to myself.|
|This is what countryside teachers do on Girls Day Downtown!|
|This one is Japanese style where the machine photo shops your eyes bigger.|
My Random Korean Favorites (part 2) is in the making, stay tuned!
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