Tag Archives: Korea

V-lines in asia

Every few years, there seems to be some new ridiculous trend in Korea that dictates what random, inorganic shape your body is supposed to resemble. For example: they say an ideal female body supposedly has an S-line profile, with large breasts … Continue reading

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bakery war in korea

When we used to live in Korea, we were regulars at a mom & pop bakery called Ewhadang (이화당). It was located near my brother’s primary school, and my bro, being the manipulative little imp that he was, would stop … Continue reading

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fat jiggling machines in asia

The first time I went to the gym in China, I made a beeline for one of these fat jiggling (vibrating belt?) machines. While The Husband lifted weights and ran on the treadmill, I just stood around with this band … Continue reading

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BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!

I just opened up my inbox to the world’s greatest email. Well, ok, I could think of a couple other messages that could make me happier, but this really is the best thing I’ve gotten in a long time. And … Continue reading

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doing laundry in China

I’ve never seen anyone use a clothes dryer in China. While most of us have washing machines in our apartment units (which is a pretty big luxury, actually), no one has a dryer. As far as I’m concerned, they do not exist … Continue reading

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“ondolbang” in korea

one of my favorite childhood memories is of our family sitting together on the toasty floor, talking, laughing, and watching TV during cold winter nights. we would crawl around feeling for warm spots and beckon others to come sit: wave, tap … Continue reading

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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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toilets in korea

toilets in korea are awesome. most public bathrooms are clean and beautiful and many even have bidets. i confess i have never actually used a bidet myself, but the most amazing thing about these bidets is that the seats are … Continue reading

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