There have been quite a few changes to my daily habits since my arrival almost a year ago.
They’ll probably be hard to break or even forget once I return to North American soil next month. I am also aware that I may experience reverse culture shock.
In the mean time, want to laugh a little bit?
Here are the 10 signs that I’ve been in Korea for a while
10-I eat ramen or noodles and consider it as a meal.
9- I carry my mobile on my hand at all times, I feel handicapped without it.
8-Forget all the messengers or chat programs, Kakaotalk is THE way of communicating.
7-I know the most important Korean holidays by heart (and look forward to each and every one of them).
6-I say annyeong haseyo to about every person I meet. (I don’t take it personally if they don’t respond).
5- I bow instead of shaking hands. (It’s automatic by now)
4-I say ”yoboseyo” (hello) when answering the phone. (My family & loved ones must say wth?)
3-I say ne (yes) or annyeo (no) or juseyo (please) without hesitation.
2- A meal without rice isn’t a meal.
And the #1 sign is….
I can’t go on a day without Kimchi! I’m addicted to it
I could go on & on, there are so many things that I got used to it but the list would be endless.
This tells you that I’ve been immersed in a new culture and have embraced many differences that set the Koreans apart from the rest of the world!
I have even been told that I’ve started to look like a Korean by some old ladies in the Seoul subway! That almost made me cry of laughter. Don’t they see all my Latin American curves or they are blind?
In any case I am a chameleon and I love it!
So there you have it.
I hope you enjoyed the list and laughed a bit.
Til next time,