Why do Koreans…
The other day while eating lunch with two of my co-workers, I found myself sharing my thoughts and observations about “Koreans” and the differences that I really now notice between the culture I grew up in and the societal atmosphere here. I was not really saying anything that I felt was special, but my two co-workers were so fascinated. They egged me on: “Really? What? Wow, what else is there? Tell us more!” So I continued for the whole lunch hour.
On our way back to the office, they jokingly told me I should have my own column on the company’s newsletter called “Why do Koreans…” I laughed, but I actually thought it was surprising because I had really believed this whole time that the things I said were obvious points. Apparently, they were not. In fact, it was so weird to me that they suggested that I have my own column about it. I thought about it for awhile and thought, “Hey, not a bad idea.”
Even though I hate to admit it, as a Korean American, I get more annoyed by things “Koreans” do than perhaps a foreigner may. Foreigners can at least brush it off as “that’s just how they are” or “they’re so different.” But for me? Half the time I’m saying number one, number two, or both.
1. HULLLLLLL (Oh my god…)
2. FOREALS? (Really? Really?)
P.S. It may range from serious to silly! :)