Cultural differences

What Can Americans Learn from Koreans?

No two cultures in the world are the same. Further, even within a given country, cultures vary greatly depending on the location. People from California are quite different in their thinking than are those from the Northeast. As there is also a difference between the northern and southern hemispheres of the East Coast.

So to be in a place like Korea will show very stark differences in cultural norms. Ways of dealing with issues. Determining what is appropriate and inappropriate.

I’ve come to see that there are things that Korea Can Learn from America, and likewise, things America can learn from Korea. Being in Korea for over three years, I’ve seen some aspects of the culture here that make me envious as an American. Not so much in the ways of products and services, but rather in the ways Koreans think and handle day-to-day, interpersonal issues.


‘We Need a Little Christmas’

The Holidays are full of traditions and being away from home this time of year has me clinging to some of the traditions I can replicate overseas.  Today I was talking with a friend about things we watch every year and it made me realize I was overdue to watch my absolute favorite Christmas tradition: A Muppet Family Christmas.


Too Many Choices?

Living in photo obsessed Korea, while shopping for a camera, do I have too many choices?

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I took a walk along Haeundae Beach the other week only to find almost everyone there taking or posing for pictures.  I was so amused by this that I had to respond by taking out my own camera and take pictures of other people taking pictures.

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Namhae’s German Village

On the island of Namhae, there is an odd little community, the German Village.

It was made back in the 1960′s for Koreans who had gone to Germany to work and had since returned home and missed part of their old life.  Now I have not yet been to Germany, but sometime tells me, this place isn’t exactly like Germany.

I love the welcome sign and it’s complete lack of German.


4 Eyes for 40,000

Buying glasses in Korea is the best!


Korea and Japan: A Comparison of Contrasts or a Contrast of Comparisons

Well, I have returned from vacation. Richer in experience and no poorer from the casino, so I guess that makes a successful trip. Unfortunately, as much as I love to travel by air, most anytime I take a plane I wind up sick, so I’m dealing with that now. Anyways, on to my topic for the day. As an outside observer who has lived in both countries, I am often asked my feelings about Japan and Korea, their differences and the frequent hot button issues between them.


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