Everyone enjoys strange and weird things, and living over in Korea now for the past year we’ve come across quite a few. The funny part is 90% of them are ‘normal’ to those growing up over here. Whether my reaction is a raised eyebrow, a tiny smile, or an outright laugh, I’ve decided to share these moments/items/ideas with you.
I have come up with a new section of my blog to which I have fondly called ‘Weird Wednesday.’ As mentioned in the title, I will be posting one weird ‘thing’ every week. I hope these posts can add some entertainment to your life as well as educate you on the foreign (to you, not so for me) practices of those living in South Korea.
My first Weird Wednesday subject is a little pack-of-perfection that I found at the local beauty store. Koreans are very much into being as perfect as possible, so even a small skin blemish, cut, or mosquito bite is carefully covered up with a skin colored bandage. Honestly, when my kindi students first came in with these bandages on their faces I thought maybe it was because they contained some special medicine or something to reduce scarring. Maybe they still do I don’t know.
It wasn’t long until I started noticing them on my older students’ (12-13) faces. I started piecing the puzzle together. My theory proved true when I saw these.
I couldn’t imagine putting something on my face every time I had an ‘imperfection,’ however, I almost felt like buying a pack due to its cuteness. Wow, if putting a blemish cover on my skin makes me look like a doll?…sign me up.