Might be a little random...
Hmm... about Korea. Let's start with Koreans. (Mainly college students)
They study hard, but when it's time to relax, Koreans know how to let go. Order chicken/pizza and drink bottles of soju while talking and having a blast... And then the clubbing at night.. Holy shit clubbing in Seoul is ridiculoussss. I've been to clubs in Hawaii, but clubs in Seoul are PACKED and everyone is dancing... it was so much fun. Plus I was kind of wasted... Koreans know how to drink...
They also don't sleep much... they stay up until like 2, and then wake up at 7-8 am... and usually don't seem very tired... not sure how they do it. I've slept until like 11 and get called lazy by everyone here. :o
Everyone cares about how they look here. I know it seems a little vain... but I guess it's nice when people care about how they look wherever they go. Also, there are mirrors literally everywhere... Most things that the guys do here would be considered "gay" maybe, but here it's normal. Guys go to the bathroom the fix their hair and their clothes. Fashion here is standard. If you're not wearing cardigans and skinny jeans as a guy, something is up. Girls here wear some pretty nice outfits, and you can tell they go shopping online and in Seoul. I find myself rarely seeing anyone who stands out fashion wise, because everyone here dresses so damn neatly. Hair products and skin products sell like candy near an elementary store... My roommates combined have maybe... 50 bottles of products.. and everyone has a mirror by their desk. And on the fridge. And in the closets. And in the shower. And by the bathroom. And in the elevators. And outside the elevators. Yeah, mirrors everywhere. I guess some people would think it's weird, but I guess I feel like... it's a good thing? Also I have 4 pairs of shoes and it's half of what most Koreans have... guys at least.
The girls... oh my. Korean girls. And their legs... I love it. As I discussed with some other Americans, girls with nice legs are so hard to find in America... but here... EVERYWHERE. Nice legs. Gorgeous, toned, smooth legs. However, blessed chests are harder to find. I don't mind though, I'm from Hawaii. So many cute girls. Too bad you can't mingle with the opposite sex in the dorms... It's prohibited. All the dorms are seperated M/F. But at least we can eat together? :o
Koreans are pretty shy using English, but most of them are pretty good... They're actually required to take English in HS and in college, so even if they can't speak that much, that can understand quite a bit. I'm a bit embarrassed that my Korean is so elementary, but I'm working on it. Once you get to know them, Koreans open up a lot, but in the beginning they are very reserved. This might come of as... rude? But I guess I'm used to it also. Even the reserved ones are really friendly here though, courteous at least. But once you get to the 형/누나 relationship, things just open up. You start getting whacked by everyone and laughing a lot. And not really worrying about paying for much. And the English conversations are really entertaining haha.
Koreans are WIRED. Everyone has a smartphone, and this cool app called Kakaotalk. I don't have a phone so I feel REALLY out of the loop, and it makes everything really inconvenient so I NEED one soon. Koreans are always texting or on the phone when not in class, but especially on the subway. Everyone is watching TV, or movies, or playing some game or texting. Even old people. It's pretty hard NOT to find a place with 3G/4G or WiFi. The applications here are so awesome too. Train/bus applications, you can get tickets online and check subway status from your phone... so convenient.
Everything in Korea is seriously SO convenient, and practical. When you go to a coffee shop, after you order you get this blinker alert thing. Some of them even have TV screens. So instead of 50 people waiting around the counter, you go back to your seat and then wait for your thing to light up and buzz. Then you get your order. How smart is that? Also 24 hour delivery for almost all food places. Chicken, pizza... MCDONALDS. FREE DELIVERY. NO TIP. WHY is that not in America??? I really like the no tipping here.. it's like. You should do a good job, it's what you're getting paid for. Not, you get a bonus if you do what you're supposed to. Makes sense. Why we give extra money to waiters or delivery people who do what they should does not make sense to me.
I don't want to make it too long, so I'll cut it here.
but... ask me any questions about Korea and I'll try to answer them if I can!!~~
EDIT: Oh and my practice for Code A is going OK. I think I finally understand PvZ, and I'm trying a new PvT style... PvP is going well for me, 1-gate robo into stargate ^^ Immortal/VR/Zeal :D
Need a Korean account ASAP~