Back to horrible stereotyping.
1. Pastels. It would seem that everything from clothing to home decor is based on a very soft, pastel palette in Korea. Korea is a very colorful country, but the colors seem muted. I suppose it could be the fog, but I think it’s also a preference.
2. Language. I’m not sure what it is exactly about the Korean language, but it’s very soft to my ears. It’s not the most beautiful language or the most melodic, but it does seem to encourage speaking softly.
3. The people. People here can be pushy. Don’t get me wrong. But they are also extremely polite and helpful. And something about their mannerisms and the way they carry themselves strikes me as softer than my American sensibilities are used to.
4. Caffeine. Everything and I mean everything is decaffeinated. The coffee, the soda, the tea. If you can find it, it’s probably loaded with sweetners and creamers to soften the taste and the effects.
And that’s it for this week’s round up for “Everything is…”
Any ideas for next time?