Sunday, February 6, 2011

Junk Food Naivity

This following scenario has occurred several times. The irony is thick.

*A typical school day, in a typical building in Korea*

*zoom to front of same typical building*


  1. Bam! Suck it ironic Korean kids!

  2. It seems Korea has all the American junk food, but America doesn't have free flowing Kimchi! What is the world coming to?

    Love your cartoons! Keep um comin!

  3. I *love* Mrs. Foreigner's facial expression.

  4. Ellen...I'm guessing you're actually Steven?

    Libby-thank you! I worked hard to get that *just* right;)

  5. I loved your cartoon. The teacher's facial expression is great!

    Sorry, though, but after living in the States for the past four years, I have to sort of side with your kids. In Korea when you want something reasonably affordable, you have a choice between fast food and loads of reasonably healthy Korean, Japanese, etc., food options. By contrast, in the US (or at least in Hawaii) you really just have the fast food.

    In Korea, fast food has made inroads but it is just one of several options, but in the US, fast food dominates.

    Oh, and it's 학원, not 학완. Admittedly, they do sound very similar. And it's 커피, not 코피 (which sounds like nosebleed), and that also sounds very similar. Apologies if these were intentional ('cuz they could be).

  6. Thanks for your comment, Kushibo! You're Korean, I'm assuming? It's always interesting to hear a cultural perspective from someone with an opposite experience. It's interesting how many similarities there are between Korea and America, but how incredibly different they are at the same time, wouldn't you agree?
    I hope you enjoy Hawaii as much as I enjoy Bundang:) Aloha!