I like making up words, don’t you?
So here’s a crazy phenomenon I’ve noticed, and I’m not sure if it speaks more to globalization of the world or if it speaks more to the fact that I have really great ways of hiding from the truth; but Korea does not seem like a foriegn country. At all.
I’m not sure how to go about explaining this, because I’m fully aware that this isn’t the States. Yet I can walk down the street and get a BigMac, hop over to Home Plus and pick up Smucker’s Jam, and then top it off with a Bud (if I was inclined to drink that piss water.) But it’s more than that, setting aside the language barrier the people act generally the same as they do in the States, perhaps less rude, and they don’t really strike me as foriegn. It could be where I live in Suwon which is the rich part, apparently, which means it has so many more non-Korean influences.
But that still doesn’t explain it.
I think I’m finally coming to accept that Korea will be my home for the next year, and my brain is adjusting to that fact. I’m adjusting to being in Korea, before long Korea won’t be all new and fancy and exciting it will just be home!
How insane is that?
In other news, Korean ramen is about the size of 4 American ramens. That is awesome.