.Yesterday while I was walking with the group of boys, I saw a really great sign. It read "Connecting the world of Hiphop through dance". I found it a lot funnier than I probably should have. Another highlight from yesterday was the halmoni in a bright turquoise and hot pink snapback with a large marijuana leaf decorating the front. I am almost positive that she did not know what the hat was a symbol of. However, I have seen things like that pretty often while in Korea. People where "Parental Advisory Suggested" shirts with Mickey Mouse on them, something that makes absolutely no sense in connotation with the meaning of the words. Even my host sister is a part of the awful trend. She enjoys wearing a hat decorated with "69" on one side, "f$%&ing problems" on the other, and "pervert" in big block letters on the front. I asked her if she knew what the words meant, and she said yes, but I know that with a culture such as the one in Korea, it is highly unlikely that people would be wearing such statements as these on their clothing if they actually knew what they meant.
A word of friendly advice: Do not step on the fruit that has fallen from the ginkgo trees unless you want the smell of cat feces to follow you around for 3-5 hours.
You're welcome, I'm sure.
Everyday Acts of Activism