I swear to you, I did not marry a man named Jesemy Djamond.
Being directed not to flush tissue down the toilet.
The Korean writing everywhere even seems normal now. When we visited back home it was weird not to see it.
When your job is to simplify the English language as much as possible it only makes sense that your extensive English vocabulary tends to go out the window. For instance, it once took me and some friends a good ten minutes to come up with the word ‘insult’.
Many times when I first arrived and people asked my age I would freeze. Do they want to know my Korean or Western age? Let me explain. When a child is born in Korea, they are already considered one year old. Then everyone turns a year older at the same time in the new year. Why? No idea. So essentially, if a child was born at the end of December, they would be two years old in Korea before they’re a month old in America. See why I was so confused?
This is probably one of the things that no matter how long I live here, it will always get under my skin. It is very common to see children in cars that are not buckled up and not in a carseat. I can’t tell you how many time I have seen kids riding on the drivers lap, hanging out of the window or even strapped in baby carries on the drivers chest. I think this is the one exception to this post because I will never think this is normal.