4. Free Size
The cursed tag attached to almost every piece of clothing. Free Size is basically Korea’s attempt of couture fashion when they are simply too lazy to make the same clothes in multiple sizes. If you are an M in America, you’re probably XL in Asian sizes. America is the land of the free and Korea is the land of the free size. Unless you’re trying to cosplay as the next Korean Hulk, take your pick.
To bow or not to bow, that is the question. When meeting your Korean friend’s parents, you better be prepared. Don’t make it awkward and pretend you were tying your shoe or look like a pigeon bobbing its head, go for the full bow and impress all Koreans you come into contact with. Use when needed.
Now this goes for all drinks. Soju, mekju (beer), and banana milk may be littered with disappointment for some. Soju is so strong, sometimes waiters use the alcoholic substance to clean the tables. Bye-bye liver! Korean beers are pretty hardy in taste and often paired with soju, too, making for a real dynamic duo. Don’t try to chug this down at the next Korean company party if you still want to be employee of the month…or employed.
If you’re still underage there is the “as seen on TV” banana milk drink. In dramas and CFs they all look delicious, but the harsh reality is it basically tastes like drinking banana laffy taffy. If you like that candy -good, if not, mark my words as you have been warned. That awkward gag-reflex might just kick in.