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You know Korea is your home when…
- You eat noodles with a 70-year-old woman and twigs found in the forest.
- You find it almost impossible to walk a straight line unless you’re following the yellow footpath.
- Almost every appliance or electronic device in your apartment plays a melody.
- You end up at a Nigerian bar with two Iranians and a Filipino at 6am.
- You can hum all six or seven standard Korean cell phone ringtones.
- Not knowing your blood type is considered unusual.
- The ‘homeless’ person sitting on the stairs in the subway has a touch-screen cell phone and a brand-name pair of shoes.
- You’ve mastered the art of eating a cake with chopsticks.
- A ‘grand opening’ involves more flowers than four weddings and a funeral combined.
- You advocate the use of ‘same same’ to your friends back home.
- You’re oblivious to the ‘no smoking’ sign right next to the ashtray in the bathroom.
- Your grande Caramel Macchiato cost more than your average Korean lunch.
- You write something out in Korean hangeul in order to remember how to pronounce it properly.
© Chris Backe – 2011
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