* This post is written by Melinda Szappanyos, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.
Let’s be honest: I am a grown women, almost (ALMOST! NOT YET!) 30 years old. Okay, my Korean age is more, because I was born in July 1982. It means that you have to add one more year, so I am over 30 without a 30th Birthday Party… So I am a grown woman, but still if I go for shopping in Korea I can become a kid again. There are few things which are irresistible for me and I guess for all girls around the world. I show you some examples: STICKERS
… in every shape, every form, every color! At home when my boyfriend wanted to put some stickers he found on banana on the fridge I was extremely angry. Now I cannot resist the temptation, all my documents, work, fileholders, exercisebooks, phone, computer, etc. is full of Korean stickers. As one of my really good Korean friends told me: if you need to work or learn for hours (and it’s well-known that Koreans are very diligent, they work a lot and they learn a lot!), these things, nice pens, stickers can make you temporarily happy. She was completely right. I have sent some of these things for my Hungarian friends and they also went crazy… Conclusion: age doesn’t matter… we are always kids.
… other things can make you happy during long hours of working and/or learning: post-it and paper clips… Sweet and funny:
… and there are a lot more small things what can make you feel good in Korea and which transform you and make you go back to your childhood (and no, it is not soju!)
And last but not least, I cannot forget to mention one thing I have bought in Seoul 2 weeks ago:
So the conclusion: if you want to be happy it is more difficult during winter, because it’s cold and gloomy. Of course in every part of the world you can find something, what makes you happy, but it’s easier in KOREA!
Please, tell me that I am not the only crazy person around…