作者名称 国旗国籍

Kev

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2020.03.18 12:59

Living in Seoul! My opinion on the good and bad 🇰🇷
Good 👍
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Food is so good and cheap! There is a lot of competition in Korea so you will get tasty food almost anywhere. Plus, you can have food delivered 24/7. Be prepared to gain some weight 😂
2. 온돌! Even if you don't know what this is, you will thank Jesus for it during the winter time. The heated floor will make your room cozy. Just don't invite your friends with stinky feet 😩
3. Transportation is affordable and easy to navigate. If you're in a rush, just grab a taxi ahjusshi and he'll drive super fast and crazy to get you where you need to be. Subway is clean and directions are easy for foreigners.
4. Convenience store every block. You don't need to walk far to get some 신라면 or 🍌 우유...
5. No tipping culture. Eating out is great since you're not paying 20% more.
6. If you like night life, 서울 is the place for you. Koreans drink and party quite frequently. Soju 🍻🍻🍻 Prepare your liver! Don't say I didn't warn you.
Many more pros, but I'm 🛑 here.

Bad 👎
1. Angry ahjuma. So scary. Run away! 🏃아줌마s can be your best or worst friend. Be respectful and courteous.
2. Stinky streets. If you live near a restaurant, it's gonna smell, since the trash bags are left outside the street until the garbage truck picks them up.
3. Appearance based culture. You're kind of expected to behave a certain way and being attractive is one of the most desirable trait. That's why there is pressure for getting plastic surgery. If you don't know what 눈치 본다 means, you'll experience it. Koreans tend to be a bit nosy when something is out of the norm, so they comment on it even though it's none of their business.
4. Group circle exists, so it is not easy making close friends.

Remember that all cultures have their pros and cons, that is what makes each culture unique and fun to experience!
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Comments

  • JW™ 2020.03.18 13:02

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    Angry Ajuma lol correct Stinky street is actually existing everywhere in the world 😱😱
  • sun 2020.03.18 13:27

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    Great observation!! U are qualified for 부대찌개 (jk)
  • sun 2020.03.18 13:30

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    But everytime i hear korean ppl really care about apperance, isnt everyone? I really wonder if thats something really distintive
  • Kev 2020.03.18 13:47

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    @sun thanks hahaha. Yeah, other countries care about appearance, but I think Koreans care a bit more (just my opinion and experience).
  • Jenny 2020.03.18 14:02

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    I’m also scared of ahjuma but I’m Korean🥺hehe
  • Kev 2020.03.18 14:29

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    @JW™ no haha not everywhere. There are a lot of states that don't have stinky streets. Singapore is also really clean.
  • Kev 2020.03.18 14:30

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    @Jenny yeah 😓 you have to be careful. I just say 네 네 알겠습니다. 죄송합니다. 네 네......
  • Nanda 2020.04.01 01:32

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    Haha.. yeah Korean can be 오지랖이넓다 which means try to get in everybody’s business and care about many things from foreigners’ view. But sometimes you could feel it as 한국사람들은 정이많다 at the same time.
  • Diana 2020.06.12 20:37

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    I completely agree, all cultures have their pros and cons! 👍🏻
  • Gloria 2020.10.06 22:44

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    Hahaha do u love 🍌우유~~?

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