There are a few things that I have noticed that is "So Korea" since we moved here. I'm sure the list will grow for the duration of our stay, but I wanted to go ahead and write about our experiences here, so far.
1. Man purses: I guess a man carrying a designer purse is quite normal here. I keep thinking of the Seinfeld episode about the European carry all, but the men here are carrying purses, not specifically made for men. Not a messenger bag, but a purse. I've noticed that men also wears skinny jeans and are very metro sexual. Even beyond that to the point that they appear androgynous. Sometimes, I can't tell if a man dressed in skinny jeans and carrying a purse is a male or female. I had my haircut recently and the man next to me was getting a perm. Not a usual thing I would see back home.
3. Straddling the lanes - Please pick a lane and stay on it. Now that I have a car, driving around in this type of traffic is so frustrating! I guess sooner or later, I'll get used to it. Please note, that I was at a complete stop when I took the this photo.
4. Elevator Trucks - High rise apartments are common here and usually freight elevators are used, but sometimes these types of trucks come in handy. First one I took on my way home from work. The second photo I found online.
That's all for now, but I will be continuing this list on future posts. For those who have lived in different countries, please let me know if any of these are familiar in a particular country. I've lived in the Philippines and visited England, but I have not found any commonality in this list. What I have gathered seems to be exclusively Korean lifestyle.