This is a total generalization, but I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Koreans seem to be completely obsessed with POOP! You can find it in many different forms… from toilet museums, poop shaped snack food to poop that you can wear.
Today’s Say WHAT?! is a pair of socks that I picked up at Daiso, a huge dollar store chain in Korea (and Japan). At the top it says ddong, which literally means “shit.”
After a summer hiatus, Say WHAT?! Wednesday has returned. I know you’ve been missing it so I’ll get straight to it…
Last March, a group of us went to Daegu to a place called Woobang Tower Land. It’s a really fun amusement park. There is actually a tower and at the top of it there is a revolving restaurant. We decided to venture up to have some lunch. As it turns out, none of us were in the mood for “robster” so we decided to pass.
My dear friends Mendi and Melissa are visiting me in Korea. We have been having a great time wandering around my neighborhood. We saw some AMAZING things, but it wasn’t until the end of the night that we saw something that made us speechless. But Melissa still managed to pose for a photo…
This week for Say WHAT?! Wednesday, I’m going to reveal why buying this gift bag (found at a stationary supply store in South Korea) could link you to a terrorist organization. Click on the photo for the reveal.
I don’t know about you, but this made me Say WHAT?!
(Disclaimer: Nothing in this post will link you to a terrorist organization. It’s just a joke based on the weird English found on this bag.)
English is so popular here that it almost doesn’t matter what something says, Koreans will buy it just for the writing. This week’s Say WHAT?! is one of the best examples I can think of to prove my point.
During my first year teaching in Busan, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw one of the most popular 6th grade girls wearing the shirt below.