Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Woes of Customizing

In America, we're used to a "have it your way" mentality. We customize everything, from our houses, to our weddings, to our hamburgers. In Korea, that is often not the case. It can be very difficult to custom order even something as simple as a latte. The cartoon below is what I can only assume is the reason for that.

*note: once again, the Korean has been translated for you. The conversation exchanged in the last frame is NEVER that easy.*

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Modeling in Korea

One big cultural difference between Korea and America is the way the "commercial" models pose. In America, the cheaper the clothes, the cheesier the expression. In Korea, it goes the other way...the cheaper the clothes, the more bored the models appear. This boredom also applies to Korean celebrities endorsing food items, grocery stores, and patriotic ideals.

I suggest clicking on the pictures to get the full effect.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Subway

*Disclaimer-the Korean has been translated for your convenience*
Also, "waegookin" is the Korean word for "foreigner".

Train: 5 minutes until arrival.

Train: 1 minute until arrival.

Train: arriving.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meet the Foreigners

This is Mr. and Mrs. Foreigner. They are very much in love. They live in Korea, and sometimes they encounter things that are too funny not to be shared.
Mr. Foreigner bought Mrs. Foreigner a pen tablet for Christmas.

Let the awesome begin. (But remember that these things take some time).