I live in South Korea. This place has a skin of its own.
I drink Pocari Sweat and eat a lot of seaweed.
Women keep their names when they get married but they don’t smoke in public.
In all business meetings, my collar is high but my shoes are off.
There is a pub two streets from me, which is next door to a church.
This must be real life.
As the title says, I am a consumer of culture – but I like to play with my food. I am fascinated by cultural idiosyncrasies and enjoy dissecting the ideas and practices that construct them.
I am a journalist in teacher’s clothing, and I write about my thoughts and experiences as a traveler in this fascinating country.
On the Edible Curios page, The Culture Muncher gets literal as I give you a snapshot of some edible artifacts that I have stumbled upon.
On the Found in Translation page, I will share my findings of Konglish both beautiful and strange, witty and whimsical.
One Shot features photos, links and brief musings on life in Korea. Each shot will offer a dose of contemporary culture in Korea, a comment on current affairs, or an observation from the eyes of an expat.