Korean Culture via My Sassy Girl (Movie) – Seoulistic

A favorite classic Korean movie for many is My Sassy Girl. But it’s not just a fun romantic comedy. It’s a Korean romantic comedy! Here we take this movie and introduce subtle tidbits of Korean culture and society that you may not have noticed! Watch the movie and have some fun! 🙂

Korean culture topics in this video:

– In Korea, many people on the subways try not to sit in the priority seats. We talk about it in the video as well as in our post, “How to ride the Seoul Subway like a Local.”

– Helping the elderly is considered very important. In addition to this, here’s a few other ways to make a good impression in Korea.

– Guns are super illegal. Even the cops don’t carry guns with bullets. Instead, they got… baby powder?

– Most Korean people live with their parents until they get married. So even fully grown adults live with parents, and that is totally normal here in Korea.

– In addition to Korean style punishments via moms, we also go over Korean style punishments for innocent games with friends. These are mostly for kids and their kiddy games, but these physical punishments can be had by adults as well 😉

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.


  1. Sydney says:

    I loved this post a lot! Do more with K-drama like this! It is easy to miss some of the cultural things! I love your blog too! FIGHTING!

  2. chachalupa says:

    Can you explain the “cuties” trend?

  3. Kadrianne says:

    I just watched it, and OMERGOSH it was AWESOME!!!

  4. khaled says:

    hi everyone 🙂 i really enjoyed watching videos , i learned a lot , it’s very helpful 🙂 kamsahpnida

  5. Sorah Kim says:

    What came first. The chicken or the egg?

  6. Aiza says:

    it’s the same with us Filipinos. it’s very important to help the elderly, offer the seat to them, elders comes first this shows you’re respectful and you have manners and that your mama raised you right lol. And yes majority of single filipinos still lives at home until they are married, heck even if they are married they still do lol but yes we take care of the in-laws as well. So I can say it’s very simiral in some ways… but in other countries they find it a little uneasy lol

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