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.)
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).
4.) Drinking Americanos. The preferred hot coffee drink of young Koreans.
5.) Wearing BB cream. (Again this is something I didn’t start doing until moving to Korea).
6.) Paying everything with a card because you’ll get points or brand store discounts. Koreans are very point/discount conscience spenders.
7.) Using the Kakaotalk app. It’s a national obsession.
8.) Bringing tissue paper with you everywhere. Because you must be prepared always!
9.) Owning a smartphone. Not necessary Korean but still a requirement if your tending to live in Korea for a long time.
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!!