Anonymous asked: When are you leaving Korea? Care to share what you liked and disliked most while living in Korea?
HERE WE GO! Any hate mail as a result of this will be laughed at and answered rudely as per usual.
I am planning to leave Korea next year Mayish.
Things I love about Korea:
Coffee culture. There are adorable cafes everywhere. I am in one right now. I’m not a big drinker but I love my coffee and just kinda hanging out reading soooo.
Like every big city the culture here is excellent. When I have staycations I can spend every day seeing a different exhibit and going to a different museum.
Nightlife. There is always a party for an opening where one can eat pocket nachos and champagne (cough meetmeatthewall) and mingle or a huge club party or life music that you HAVE to see and most weekends, the biggest hassle is picking exactly which one you will go to each night.
Fashion. Well dressed Koreans are probably some of the best dressed people in the world. I can people watch allll day.
Things I hate about Korea:
Working in an office. Korea has probably one of the worst office cultures in the world. You work overtime for no reason except being afraid of being the only one leaving early.
I have gotten significantly more materialistic and shallow living here bc it just becomes ingrained in you from drowning in it all day every day. Comments your appearance are common at all levels of society from your friends to coworkers to neighbors. (IM NOT SICK, IM JUST NOT WEARING 30 LAYERS OF MAKEUP)
I am well aware there are many happy and healthy mixed race couples in Korea. I; however, have kissed a lot of frogs and not found a prince.
I have stopped trying to find a princess: Korean lesbians are batshit crazy.
Things that I love are way more expensive that they are in the States (mainly health food, makeup, and fashion).
I am not a big drinker and I am a vegetarian. Both of these clash horribly with the average Korean’s lifestyle. I know this reflective of me and my choices but if you share these characteristics, life is a little more difficult in Korea (but not as bad as Korean people make it seem when you tell them you are vegetarian), end of discussion.
Why am I leaving? Do the negatives outweigh the positives for me?
I’m leaving because I’m an only child and I miss my mommy.
I don’t want to work in an office at all anymore and I definitely don’t want to teach (all of you who deal with Korean children, or children in general every day are far stronger people than I). Options outside of these are very few and far between unless you are extremely well connected and creatively talented.
I’m. just. over. it. As as Koreaboos like to yell at everyone who isn’t like OMG DAEHANMIGOOK SARANGHAE .no one is making me stay here ^^ so I am going to finish my contract, go to Japan again, hang out for a month and see some outside of Seoul Korea, tour my mom around a bit and then GTFO