On a recent lazy weekend, I came across some figurative living history that blew my mind: there is a living royal from the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. Within the city of Jeonju, a man lives as the last piece in
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Kids have likely asked crazy questions and have said silly things since the dawn of civilization. These are certainly some of the best I’ve heard while living in Korea.
It’s different here. Nor is this a jab at the choices that people are capable of making out of their own free will. It’s an acknowledgment that some norms aren’t norms for everyone. I mean, duh, but when faced with the reality of it, there’s still an Aha! Moment.
It pains me to admit that it still surprises me just how many foreigners I come across in South Korea who are exposed to one of three stereotypes about why we’re here. The pigeonholing usually comes from well-meaning friends and family still in their home country. They are either asked what they are running away from, put on a pedestal of bravery that they could never muster up, or that they’ve consumed too much K-pop and K-dramas and have culturally lost their mind. Why does this happen?
A time-traveling-trek took place this past weekend for myself and two friends. Fresh off of payday and ready to spend our hard earned won (within reason), we planned a day trip from Daegu to Gyeongju to see remnants of the