American [no longer] In Korea

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Misconceptions I had about Korea

I went over my preconceived notions about Korea half a year ago, and I think for the most part, they were right. But there were some things that surprised me when I got here.

Korean Food

I've eaten Korean bbq 9 11 days in a row and I intend to keep it going. I was one of the only people I knew that wasn't impressed by Korean food in America, but I love it here. I don't eat a lot of grains, so having a dinner that consists of 400 grams of grilled meat, an assload of vegetables, and kim chi for 7$ is pretty awesome. Also, Korean scallion pancakes are far superior to Chinese scallion pancakes. There is a lot of variety in Korean food, enough where I'm not tempted to waste money on mediocre Western restaurants.

The quality of the fruit here is an abomination. I've been burned so many times I don't even touch that shit anymore. The bananas go bad extremely fast and they taste awful. I thought US supermarket produce was bad, but Korea takes it to a whole new depth of ass quality.

Tie Dyed Shorts by Melissa

On The Constance Chronicles

I decided to try sprucing up some shorts I had in my closet. Living in Korea is temporary so making sure you keep the amount of clothing you have to a reasonable amount is essential for easy packing when it’s time to go back home. I buy most of my stuff at the 1,000 won (one dollar) markets they have in Busan and Seoul. I grabbed three pairs of boring shorts and started a project at 2am.

I used hair ties, silly bands, and random ribbon in my apt to tie off the shorts. I folded them mostly in a fan style.. i wanted to create vertical stripes down the shorts.

I’m left with the gay blair witch project on my floor.

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