It’s just going to be Kimchi Man
Oegukeen will be unavailable for a while. You’ll be left in good hands, Kimchi Man will still be around, but he’s very busy, so go easy on him :)
Do Korean guys only like skinny girls, one of our readers is curious. Anonymous asked: How do Korean men feel about women who are a little bit heavy but not over weight? The answer to your question…
I’m working on reviewing Korean textbooks, the ones I’ve tried out. It’s almost done, but not quite. I’m curious what you think: Are reviews too long or too short? Are they clear enough?
Wow, thanks for caring about my opinion! I’m really flattered :D
Actually, I dislike foreigners who go to Korea and then try to “fix” Korea so it can be more like the West. Of course it is wonderful for cultures to learn from each other, but I just can’t stand anyone who feels superior.
My boyfriend, who was born and raised in Korea, criticizes Korea often. For example, the pressure at school and work, but we both agree that the bigger picture needs to be taken into account - Koreans rose from one of the poorest to one of the richest nations and that of course couldn’t have been done without the sacrifice.
That’s just one example, but it illustrates how it might be naïve to ignore the different situation in Korea when thinking that West has the only “right” way.
I honestly can’t say that people I met from European countries had any habits or attitudes that I preferred over Koreans’.
Something that personally bothered me a lot was corporal punishment in Korean schools, but that has been banned recently :)
I would love to have a discussion about this topic. I actually think both sides might have valid points, and it would be interesting to hear arguments from the opposing side as well as to be able to give mine.
Sadly, you seem to lack any arguments and so are trying to reduce this conversation to hurdling insults. That way of talking has no value for me, sorry.