5 Questions I’m Sick Of Hearing After Coming Back From Korea

5 Questions I’m Sick Of Hearing After Coming Back From Korea

Having recently come back to America after living in Korea for 3 years I get a lot of questions. I love the questions and I appreciate everyone’s interest in my journey, but then there comes the dumb questions.

I know people say that there’s never a dumb question but…THEY LIED.

Now this post is all in humor and maybe 10% annoyance, so if you’ve asked me these questions before don’t feel bad…well maybe just a little lol.

1.Which part of Korea did your live in NORTH or SOUTH?

Every time I hear this question I immediately lose respect for the person and have a hard time controlling myself from doing this.

Now I know half the people who ask this question are joking.

Though it’s not a very good/funny joke.

Sadly, the other half aren’t even joking! I can’t believe that in 2017 this would be a real question!


2.Why did you come back?

I’m sorry, I didn’t know I couldn’t come back to my own country filled with family, friends, my native tongue, my culture, the food my stomach has missed, career opportunities, etc.

I know when people ask this they don’t mean to come off jerky. Maybe if you worded it differently it might sound a little better.


3.Where were you again? CHINA/JAPAN/insert other Asian country I wasn’t in.

I know that some people can be a bit geography illiterate (so can I). And this has to do more specifically with people who somewhat know me. If you don’t know/remember where I was located, just ask!

P.S. I hope you really forgot and aren’t insinuating all Asian countries are the same. 😐


4.What language do they speak there?

Now imagine a nice conversation that goes something like this, take a turn for the worse…

Person: That’s awesome! It must have been wonderful to live there and be a part of their culture!

Me: Yes, it was amazing and I’m glad I got a chance to experience it!

Person: So what language do they speak in Korea?

Me (trying not to make this face —>😐) :Korean

I kid you not, this has seriously happened many times. It’s hard to respond without this face –> 😐 or this face –> 😂. Though I understand some people might not know…for some countries it’s not rocket science.


5.Do you speak Korean?

Hmmm I would think after living there for 3 years, I’d be able to do a little something if not more.


Now like I said this post is just a humorous post. Do these questions “offend” me? Not really. But do they annoy me? Most of the time yes. It’s not the end of the world if I get asked these questions, but I could do without them sometimes! Honestly, in this specific case, it’s not what you say but HOW you say it!



  1. April 28, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    The first one is so ignorant! I feel like 3 and 5 might just be people trying to make conversation and not knowing what else to say, and not meaning it in a bad way 🙈

    Hayley | http://www.crueltyfreehayley.com x

  2. April 27, 2017 / 10:02 am

    The laughing yeah right gif on #1 is so your face!. So what country did you live in again? North or South?

  3. Bonnie
    April 27, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Very intersting!

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