I’ve been to a few other countries, but Korea was the first place I went where everything was way out of my frame of reference.
This short message from mixo was special, because it subtly states that; despite having few existing Korean Stereotypes posts and questions and answers pages already available on the web, he or she trusted me more than any other person in giving this topic a fair shot.
Besides, this was the first request I have ever received to write any article; Up to that point, I’ve been writing purely out of my fascination with the way we human beings behave, thrive and evolve.
This post is part of Fusion’s partnership with The Mash-Up Americans, a site and community that explores culture, race, religion and identity.
Every month, we’ll be reposting some of the stories from the Mash-Up team and their multicultural contributors about what it means to be “Mash-Up.” Troy Wiggins, originally from Tennessee, now teaches English in South Korea with his wife, Kimberly Taylor.
We’ve climbed mountains together and visited ancient seaside temples together.