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An Evening with Mr. Park

Posted in Korean Culture with tags on April 27, 2010 by Joel

People in big cities tend to have big city personalities. Daegu is no exception. Some of the complaints we’ve read online from other English teachers are about how rude people are in Daegu. It’s true, Daegu natives can be quick to bump into you, cut you in line, or shoot you a dirty look, but I prefer it this way. Rudeness is honest. It’s when people start acting too friendly that I become suspicious. Maybe that sort of thinking is  a product of growing up in a big city. But sometimes,  when you have a chance to really spend time with a Korean, you learn that they can be genuinely friendly and caring people. Then again, sometimes they just want to molest you.

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