Dear Korea #129: We Should Be Fine

Dear Korea #129

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has been receiving these types of calls and messages over the past week or so. I won’t lie, the first time South Korea hit the news for one reason or another? I was a little concerned. After living here for over five years, it’s hard not to be jaded, even when the locals around me seem genuinely scared. That being said, I will always hope for the best.

Dear Korea #086 - This is Just a Drill?

Time for another comic! Yay! I’m currently considering doing some giveaways and/or contests to get a little more love for this comic. If I were to do such a thing, what sort of stuff would you guys want to see? Please do keep in mind that I am a very poor artist, so fancy things like iPads would probably be out of the question. Trust me, I would if I could!

I recently discovered that nationwide air raid drills aren’t exactly uncommon in South Korea. As someone who can’t exactly read Korean news sites, it’s always a bit of a surprise whenever I see/hear it happening. Though some have told me that it’s a monthly event, it only seems to happen down here where I live at random times (usually when North Korea gets a little too uppity).

Dear Korea #079 - Not a Fan of Pain

Dear Korea #079

Yay for a new comic! I can’t believe we’re almost reaching the end of the year already.

The incident in presented in the comic is based off of true events. Each time someone I know has requested to be put under for any sort of dental surgery, they’ve pretty much been told to suck it up and walk it off. While I usually try to tough things out, having someone pulling and yanking and tugging at a tooth that’s hiding under gums and growing in sideways for over an hour turned out to be a very unpleasant experience for me (as well as others I know). To make it worse, they only seem to like giving out no more than a few days worth of pain killers.

Dear Korea #035 - Why does everything smell so sour?

Dear Korea #035

For those of you not familiar with what a “food bucket” is, it’s basically Korea’s way of properly disposing of food. Since they don’t really have garbage disposals here, people are expected to put food scraps (peels, seeds, etc) into air tight buckets, which are then taken down around once a week so that people can collect the garbage as feed for their pigs. I don’t know how true that is, but that’s what I’ve been told. I wonder if they do this in all neighborhoods?

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