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Dear Korea #119 - Under Where?

 

Erp, looks like I’m a day late. It’s sad how long it usually takes me to recover from a particularly weird week. Here’s hoping I can do better next week! I am the worst (or best?) procrastinator in the world.

Yes, this is another comic about miniskirts. Now that the weather’s getting warmer, it’s hard to walk a block without seeing them.

The conversation in the panel was one I actually had with a friend who enjoys wearing miniskirts. After talking to a number of other people, the general consensus seems to be that wearing short shorts automatically makes miniskirts safe, so to speak. I honestly can’t say anything, as I don’t own any skirts. I’m still trying to figure out dresses.

Dem legs..


Dear Korea #118 - This Looks Shopped...

To those of you that fell for yesterday’s joke, I sincerely apologize. I didn’t think anyone would fall for it. Honestly, do I really seem like the type of person who could do something bad enough to get banned from all of South Korea? Either way, if it helps, I got yelled at quite a bit from close friends in and out of the country who fell for it as well.

Now that the time to prank has passed, here’s the real comic of the week. No pranks in this one, I swear.


Dear Korea #099 - Just a Teeny Bit Envious

 

I would like to start by saying that not all of the guys I know are creepers that spend their time checking out random women on the street. Heck, as far as I know, most of them are perfect gentlemen. Either that or they’ve mastered the art of controlling their peripheral vision.

Anyways, if there’s one thing I’ve noticed while living in Korea, it’s that the women here are stupid gorgeous. Not everyone agrees, and that’s totally fine (different strokes). While I’m completely aware that this may have something to do with all the plastic surgery that exists here, that doesn’t change the fact that there is a lot of eye candy in this country. I personally think some of it may have to do with the fact that they put a lot of work into looking good before stepping out into the public (though this sometimes leads to destructive behavior). Compared to lazier folks like me (I don’t remember the last time I got a haircut..), it makes sense that the hard working ladies here look so much prettier.

That being said, I’m feeling the need to clarify that how a woman looks does not define her worth, and that everyone is beautiful in their own way. I feel silly for thinking that I have to include this disclaimer, as it’s something I feel is super obvious, but better safe than sorry…right?

In other news…AHHH, SO CLOSE TO A HUNDRED STRIPS!!!


Dear Korea #065 - Allergies Suck

Dear Korea #065

There I go, complaining about the weather again. What can I say? I’m not much of an outside person.

What’s really interesting is that I never had any sort of allergy problem until I came to Korea. I guess the air in Texas was super different or something.


Dear Korea #058

Dear Korea #058

Oh look, another comic about pretty Korean women. To be fair, there are more than enough of those in the country to justify this strip.

Anyways, I’ve learned during my time here that there are so many single women in the country. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with single, but when you see groups of beautiful people that are actively looking for someone to love, you can’t help but question why.


Dear Korea #057 - Unlikely Voice of Reason

Dear Korea #057

Call me a wuss, but Korea has been pretty cold during the past few weeks or so. I mean, I prefer the cold over the heat (not looking forward to summer), but the extremes of either make me not want to go outside for anything.

One thing about women’s fashion that has always confused me is how impractical it can be. Korean fashion is pretty guilty of this, especially during the winter. I guess wearing a lot on the top with little on the bottom is popular right now. I can’t say for sure, as my knowledge in fashion is pretty darn limited. The fact that I can dress myself in the morning is a miracle.


Dear Korea #045 - Where are you pants?!

Dear Korea #045

Argh, I’m a few hours late with this one. So much for getting experimental. Anyways, look! I’ve drawn hands in every single panel! While I kind of do enjoy drawing hands, it’s obviously something I need to improve on (along with many other things).

Anywhoo, let me start off by saying that I think Korean girls are some of the most gorgeous ladies I’ve seen on this side of the planet. That being said, I’m not sure if I’m a huge fan of seeing them exposing that much skin whenever I take a stroll downtown (though I’m sure there are guys out there that would disagree). They also seem to enjoy doing this in the middle of winter while wearing big, puffy jackets. I didn’t even realize outfits could get that short until coming to this country. I’ve also been told that it actually is in style to look like you’re just wearing a long shirt out in public. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out some of the many K-Pop videos out there.

What I think is kind of hilarious is that most of these girls don’t have big enough bottoms to fill out the shorts and skirts they wear. What can I say? I’m from a magical place in America called the South. I’ve grown too used to apple bottoms. Was that creepy of me to say?

Ever notice how the main character’s hair is ALWAYS changing? Let’s all ignore that..


Dear Korea #044

Dear Korea #044

The only bad thing about autumn in Korea is the fact that it doesn’t seem to last long enough. It sure as heck doesn’t feel like it lasts as long as summer or winter, which is a bit of a downer. Either way, it’s worth the wait to see all the beautiful foliage.


Dear Korea #039 - Maybe She's Born With It

Dear Korea #039

When I first came to this country, I was constantly in awe at how gorgeous so many people here seemed to be. After living here for a while, I’ve learned that looking good takes a LOT of work. Not to say that Koreans aren’t attractive on their own, but many of the younger girls and guys I see look like they just hopped of the set of a K-Pop video not even five minutes ago.

Props to all of you that take the effort to look good. I’m sure I’d look a lot less awkward at nice events if I did even half the work you’re all willing to do. With that being said, I think someone checking to see if their hair looks right every five minutes may be borderline excessive, no?


Destination: Taean-gun (Chungcheongnam-do)

You won’t confuse this area of Chungcheongnam-do with an active, happening getaway. That said, a night in a pension may be the cure for what ails you. The word pension implies a retiree’s monthly income, but can also refer to a family-owned guest houses not unlike a summer cottage or a bed-and-breakfast (without the breakfast, however). They’re a pleasant shift from a cheap love motel, albeit at a significantly higher price point. Thanks goes to an unnamed friend of Kiwi’s who had a reservation they ended up passing on to us.


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