Meet My Korean Friends ^^

10 November 2011

I want you to meet some of my little friends here in Korea. No, I'm not talking about children or unusually small people, I'm talking about my sock friends. Here in Korea almost every pair of socks I see has some kind of super cute cartoon character or funny face on them. I'm actually so used to seeing them that I'd totally forgotten that's not really normal. It was only in conversation with a friend from home that I realized just how lucky I am to have these little guys smiling up at me each day. Yep, that's how we do it in Korea!

If I really think about it there's probably a lot about Korea that isn't 'normal' that I've come to think is. Posing in photos with peace signs and hand hearts is definitely one of those things. See the photo above, that's what I look like in 90% of the photos that get taken of me by friends here. No-one bats an eyelid if you pull a silly pose. You can take and re-take a photo of yourself, by yourself, ten times in the middle of a crowded starbucks pulling a different face (from sultry and pouty to downright silly/cute) for each and people won't even look twice. Okay, that's not entirely true for me; because I'm blonde amongst a sea of black and dark brown hair I draw a couple of looks whatever I do. But, what I'm saying is, here it's cool to pose. Being self-absorbed isn't...well...self absorbed. It's just normal. Cartoon socks for adults aren't silly, they're just normal. Korea is very very cute.

In fact, I should really be doing this kind of thing to all my photos if i want to truly embrace the cliche of Korean cutesy!

Would you like my blog more if I did that to all my pictures?

Silver Metallic Jeans - H&M. Black Hooded Cardigan - Zara.

My froggy friends - Available at all good Korean stores.
I'm not knocking it in any way. I love this stuff about Korea. In all honesty I adore my sock friends, I have lots more. I might have sort of named them too... 

I'm not crazy I swear! But now you know my secret. So the next time you see a photo of me and you think my outfit looks chic or glam you'll know what's or should I say who are hiding inside my boots!!

Love me? Love me not? T-shirt - ASOS.

Oh and if you're wondering what the ^^ is in the title - it's big smile eyes! 




  1. Lol, cute socks & your a pretty girl=)
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  2. Love these socks there so cute! :)


  3. haha you are too cute!
    i love your sucks
    specially the frog one <3

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ xoxo melina

  4. Hahah I love it. I love fun socks, and am known for never wearing matching socks...I just don't have enought time in the morning to find a matching pair!

  5. Funny socks! I always wear play socks, color or black ones, I know i'm boring...!

  6. I love anything cutesie like this, I've wanted to visit Japan for as long as I can remember for this very reason. I'm curious, what braught you to Korea?

  7. too cute! my daughter is always complimenting my hello kitty socks , I'm sure she would love these ;-)

    cute photos

  8. Very cute socks!!!

  9. omg I seriously love those socks! And that shirt is super cute! I love things like that.. And you're right about it being normal there and not here. I feel that sometimes if I wear something that I bought from offline people are like isn't that a little childish... no! haha it isn't

  10. Ahhaha I can so relate <3 I have to admit I've taken some of this "weird" behavior home with me to the States. Life's too short to be self-conscious, and this is one of my favorite aspects of Asian culture ^.^ cuteness forever!

  11. wow korea sounds like an adventure! Also I see no ugly duckling :)

  12. hahahaha funny pics!
    Love your socks! :D

    follow you right know sweetie!


  13. haha, that edited picture with the hearts is pretty hilarious. definitely not in england, anymore!

  14. Those socks are so cute! xx

  15. Such a cute post, made me smile:) Adding Korea to the ever growing list of places to visit!

  16. so sweet!
    I invite you to my giveaway
    You have the chance to win a beautiful scarf!

  17. Aw, I'm so happy you guys think they're cute too. Glad it's not just me slowly going loopy out here! hehe :)

    Thanks for all your comments and especially to those of you who have followed me :)

    I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


  18. I see that you've got influenced by our Asian all things cute-ness, hehehe...

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  19. I see we share a passion for cute socks =D !! haha. Last time in Topshop I got one pair with owls and one pair with fish and chips !!!! My boyfriend always takes the piss out of me =p

    xxx Vee


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