Entry 16: 10 things that are so Korean or things that Korean people do that you’d never did before until moving to Korea~

1.) Start to crave instant coffee sticks. Then you drink it right after a meal. (There is an instant coffee dispenser in every Korean restaurant and it’s part of the culture).090422_p28_instant

2.) You use toilet paper for messes and spills in the kitchen. Then you’ll make sure to leave a roll on the dining table. (Something Koreans do all the time and something I hadn’t known about until I moved to Korea.)

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3.) Eating kimchi with everything like pizza and pasta. (This is over-exaggerating but I need kimchi if I’m eating noddles or BBQ but older people eat that way).

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4.) Drinking Americanos. The preferred hot coffee drink of young Koreans.

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5.) Wearing BB cream. (Again this is something I didn’t start doing until moving to Korea).

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6.) Paying everything with a card because you’ll get points or brand store discounts. Koreans are very point/discount  conscience spenders.

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7.) Using the Kakaotalk app. It’s a national obsession.

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8.) Bringing tissue paper with you everywhere. Because you must be prepared always!

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9.) Owning a smartphone. Not necessary Korean but still a requirement if your tending to live in Korea for a long time.

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10.) Learning how to haggle like a true local. I never haggled in America and yet in Korea it’s possible for nearly everything except department stores or grocery stores. My grandmother is a professional haggler and manged to get 2 silk blankets from Dongdaemun Fabric Market normally 300 dollars each down to 180 dollars each!!

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One thought on “Entry 16: 10 things that are so Korean or things that Korean people do that you’d never did before until moving to Korea~

  1. giiirl, you are right on the money. I still use kakao even though I am in the US. Those emoticons are just out of this world sometimes, like that peach one… I eat kimchi with anything if I get a craving for it. Thanks for the post.

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