Cultural Catch Up
When we started this blog, our goal was to document our experiences and adventures, but also to explore some of the cultural differences and intricacies we came across in Korea. I’d say we’ve been pretty successful on the former, but not so much on the latter. Since we only have a few months left, we have wanted to try and record some of these observations before we get home and forget all the interesting tidbits. And with some inspiration from fellow EPIKer Chance, we’re actually going to start.
Here’s a look into some of the topics we’ve been thinking about. If there’s anything you’d like to know about Korea or are interested in, leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!
The culture of ajummas and ajosshis
US system compared to American system
Sexuality and gender in a Korean middle school
Obstacles Korea faces to becoming a world-class power
Pink Eye and the Korean medical system
Buddhism vs. Christianity in Korea
Working environment and happiness
FYI: we’ll be using the abbreviation of CC (Cultural Catch Up) to label these posts.