Renewing your passport while abroad isn't exactly the smartest course of action. I had a year and a half left on my passport when I left Canada to teach English in South Korea, but with all the expenses of applying for my visa, getting my fingerprints and background check done, having my degree notarized, etc. I didn't bother applying for a new passport. You need 6 months + to travel practically anywhere, and if you want to go to China on a multi-entry visa you need at least a year before your passport expires.
The situation in the comic actually happened when I went to visit Seoul sometime last year. The only difference was that the last few panels totally didn’t happen, because I’m a coward who’s too scared to yell at people I know. Instead, I prefer to wait some time and then draw passive aggressive comics. Go me.
* Korean clothes are usually small for non-Asians. Remember that measurement is key and the measurement in Korea is different from anywhere else, especially shoes. Of course measurements vary so remember clothing is in the imperial system. Free size clothing may not work in America but, in Korea free size does work because women body shapes are generally similar. If you have big hips, be aware of them while shopping for pants. Accessories like rings may be too small for many ladies so look out for the ring sizes as well. Please find your shoe size on this website.
OinK - Only in Korea members chose this week's topics & one brave soul left a voice message. On today's episode, Travis & Chance discuss the wonderful world of Konglish, the Korean YouTube sensation Showry, & finish by going through the interesting & often a bit odd winter habits you encounter here in South Korea.
You’ve heard the old saying “feed a cold,” right? Well, Koreans definitely believe in that advice. Even now as an adult, if I sneeze or cough in front of my mother, she immediately starts to make juk or ginger tea. Although every household will have its own kitchen remedy for a cold, here are a few of the common ones Koreans turn to when they are sick.