Even on days when we expect little to happen, something interesting ALWAYS seems to happen in Korea. Take today for instance. I spent the better part of the afternoon home editing the Top 5 Fridday video. After all it was Friday and we upload a new video every week. On days like today, I work hard and expect to experience very little that’s new or surprising. A quick, routine trip to Emart to grab just a few groceries turned into a fun, culture experience I wasn’t expecting.

Yesterday’s Video

  • Nunya

    Who the heck was video taping at the beginning? A ghost? Haha. “I’m not ready”… that’s what parents would say… I’m always hesitant to take samples because then I feel like I have an obligation to buy it because the sample lady seems like she is expecting you to buy the product because you either say its good or look like you like it. Looks like they don’t really care if you buy it or not. May be that the sample ladies here (U.S.) have quotas to meet or maybe they get a cut per sale. Didn’t really think much about it until now lol. That’s the way I shop. I always compare prices with ounces.

    • hallyuback

      The sample thing is HUGE in Korea! They are always out, and during high customer shopping times, they’ll be dozens of them scattered throughout the store. Occasionally we’ve purchased those products. Of course they lay gentle pressure on your to consider buying the item they are offering, but you can just ‘pretend’ to be interested, smile and say thanks. ^^

  • Arthea Emory

    Ok…so as i am typing this…it’s fifteen minutes to noon YOUR time. Hopefully you see this in time.

    Steph…CHARGE YOUR PHONE…BREAKDOWN WHAT YOU NEED TO YOUR WALLET AND PHONE SO YOU AREN’T WEIGHED DOWN…CHARGE YOUR PHONE…DRESS COMFORTABLY…CHARGE YOUR PHONE!!!!!!! I don’t know if I mentioned this but…CHARGE YOUR PHONE!!!!!

    Have fun! I’ll write a proper message later…but i just needed you to remember to CHARGE YOUR PHONE!!!
    You post, I watch…