Questions, Comments, Updates, and Doo Doo Bread – Seoulistic

Questions, Comments, Updates, and Doo Doo Bread

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Ok, let’s get it out of the way. Doo doo bread (똥빵) is some fun bread that’s sold at Insadong, Seoul. It’s just a funny shaped Korean street snack. There’s some pretty delicious red bean adzuki beans in this common Korean street snack, it’s just so happens to be in the shape of poo. Fun! (image credit: foodquesttv.com)

Now that we have your attention, here’s some viewer questions, comments, and other updates from Seoulistic.com!

Keith needed some motivation, and you followed through!

Gyopokeith made a personal plea for some motivation. And tons of people poured in donations with really sweet messages. A lot of people couldn’t donate, but there were tons of great messages and emails. Thank you everyone! Seoulistic.com has tons of steam 🙂

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“I’m Dark-Skinned. Can I Date in Korea?”

Kefloxin wrote to [email protected] to ask:

“I’ve read some negative things as to how foreigners are viewed in Korea, especially ones that are darker-skinned. Is it possible to get dates in Korea if you’re dark-skinned?”

Nice question dude! Here’s how we replied:

Is Korea racist? No, of course not! That doesn’t mean you won’t run into racist people. But generally speaking you shouldn’t have a problem getting dates. However dark-skinned foreigners were perceived in the past is certainly not the same as it is today. Korea has become much more international in the past decade (Seoul especially). And being a foreigner in Korea is just that: being a foreigner (whatever you skin color).

That said… how you approach dating in your home country might not be what people are used to in Korea, and Korean girls might be turned off by that. So try not to label that as racism. That’s just cultural differences. Check out Seoulistic’s videos on dating in Korea if you haven’t already!

Itaewon and Hongdae are popular spots in Seoul for foreigners of all types, and people are generally more open to all kinds of people in these areas. Try hanging out there when you come! Also, if you have a Korean friend, maybe he/she can hook you up on a sogaeting (blind date) as well 🙂



Do Korean Girls Call Foreigners Oppa?

On our video about who pays on dates in Korea, Gabriel asked a really good question!

Do foreigners also get to be called 오빠 as good friends or even boyfriends?

Interesting! Of course, it all really depends on the person. Some Korean girls are comfortable calling someone non-Korean oppa, but others have no problems with it. But it also depends on a couple of other factors. Here’s what we think it depends on:

#1. How Korean you are. If you act super Korean, then yes. If you totally don’t act Korean, then maybe no.
(Oppa is totally a Korean concept and role.)
#2. How good your Korean is. This is also related to point #1. If you’re not speaking in Korean at all, why would they call you oppa? :)
#3. Depends on the person. Even if you are super Korean, some girls will call foreigners oppa, but others just can’t seem to do it.

Of course, you can also just ask them to call you oppa too if you want it that bad 🙂


 

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Keith
Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

3 Comments

  1. Mía says:

    Do you know what is super irritating in the word “oppa”?
    Every little kpoper girl calls “oppa” every guy they see. They don´t even know if the guy is younger or older than them. That´s the only korean word they know so far. Tsc tsc!

  2. John says:

    “Some Korean girls are comfortable calling someone non-Korean oppa, but others have no problems with it.”

    I think you made an error there.

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