At the height of laughter, the universe is flung
into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. ~Jean Houston
One of the most awesome, striking things about living in Korea is the joviality I’ve experienced here. Daegu has proven itself to be a goofy and hilarious place to live. I love how people, wanting to practice their English, stop me in the middle of a grocery store to say “Hello. I am fine. Good day. Yes? Huh-hah!” with confidence and sheer joy. I love how motor scooters have the right of way on the sidewalks (not from practicality’s, or Natalie’s, viewpoint, of course.) I totally dig the decked-out hikers — not to exclude the fashionista Umas; I mean, they, too, impress. Most of all, I love the attempt marketers and business owners make to translate Korean signs, taglines, idioms and the like into English for those of us from away. Inevitably, these do not always turn out as intended. Which make for the most wonderful belly laughs. Enjoy!
There’s lots more where these came from. Stay tuned!