By the way, I'll be writing a companion piece about the wonderful things I've experienced in Korea as well.
If you want a preview of the good-feels, take a look at my Thanksgiving post.
So I've been binge watching Korea vloggers again. More specifically, Korea expat vloggers.
Inevitably, you come across the videos titled "10 Things I Hate About Korea" and "The ISH I Don't Like: Korea" and "Why Living in Korea SUCKS" and "The TRUTH about living in Korea."
And they all start their videos the same way, too.
"Hey everyone and welcome back to my vlog *insert cutesy brand hand gesture that feels kinda like they're throwing gang signs* Today we're going to talk about the things I CAN'T STAND about Korea. PSA: These are just my opinions and okay let's start!"
Then they list the same regurgitated stuff about not finding trash-cans, ajummas being aggressive on public transportation, etc. etc. I'm not saying these things aren't true or frustrating, but there's only so many videos I can take of the same three complaints. ...Especially, when I reflect on my own struggles in Korea. What's an annoyance? What's truly a difference I'm not willing to compromise on? What distracts and detracts from my experience here? I know in making social media content we tend to shy away from controversial opinions, sticking with more light-hearted topics that no one takes too seriously so as to amass followers. Meanwhile I think it's disingenuous and misleading for people who seriously consider moving here. That's why my favorite vloggers and bloggers tend to be more transparent, less persona driven, and--more often than not--have less followers than others.
So I decided to throw yet another voice in the discussion. Why not? I'm basic, right?
Living in Korea:
From guides to rants.