Beggars are sadly common everywhere in the world. Not that there is truly any reason the world can’t provide for every single person on the planet, there is certainly more than enough resources and money to go around. Here, I find said beggars tend to be a bit more creative. They at least try to entertain you, or convert you by using Christianity as an excuse for you to give. In either case, this scene is a common on on subways.
Some people are really dedicated to keeping fit. Not quite sure I’d ever exercise on a subway but hey, to each their own.
Well I’m heading to Malaysia/Singapore for about 10 days. See you all then!
Oh, and SCORE! Scared another Korean into not sitting in the empty seat beside me! Yay me!
I am always finding new ways to be surprised here. Things that would never happen anywhere else just keep popping up. The other day I got on the strangest subway car in my entire time being here. I had to take a video. Sadly I was not on it long and the quality of this is low, but its the best I could do. The last thing in the video is a washroom.
Seriously….what the hell?
I’ve had some odd Korean experiences on the subway and this trip certainly is no exception!
Sitting on the subway and this Ajoshi(older Korean man) decides he wants to see what my jeans feel like. No, not creepy at all eh? Now, luckily he only pinched the part that was creased out and did not touch me at all, and if i wasn’t looking, I would never have known..but really…personal space people!
Then there was the punk kid who kept pushing against my back. It was getting annoying and being 50lbs heavier than him, I wasn’t budging. When I got close to my stop, I turned around and saw why. He was afraid of touching the girl (with her boyfriend near) more than he was the wagook that was twice the size. Seriously, its a subway, in a busy city. Get over your anxieties people!
I used to do this on twitter but now I’ll do it here.
I score one goal for every Korean who purposely moves away from me.
Today, I walked up to the subway platform, there was a lady standing there. I put down my bag and was waiting like her. Next thing I know, she’s moved to another area. Ha!
Wonder how many points I’ll get this year. Should be less as I won’t be using the subway of often. :)