Today’s Face Palm Friday is brought to you by Jinro and Merriam Webster.
SOJU: Korean vodka distilled usually from rice or sweet potato
Origin of SOJU:
: First Known Use: 1978 Korea
SOJU Mixers: Beer, orange, plum juice, cider, tonic water, Powerade, Gatorade (or whatever else is available)
Consumption of SOJU: Ajooshees
The weekend is here and so as an expat in Korea you are bound to see something similar to this at least once before Monday morning:
And if you are really really lucky you may even run into a Kung-Fu Monk who teaches you a few moves such as drunken tiger, tipsy turtle, and my favorite addled ajooshee.
But this is normal. Soju is as much a part of Korean culture as apple pie, capitalism and concealed racism is a part of American culture. Therefore these ajooshees do not get the FacePalm. But this:
is absolutely ridiculous. Yes I am being totally biased. I’m not even gonna touch on the fact that the subway floor is filled with the stench of vomit and (insert other body excretion of choice). How can you be thousands of miles away from home, from family, from friends, from anyone who really truly cares about your well being and allow yourself to get this
fucked messed up? Come on people, we gotta be smarter than this. So I end this very short post hoping you all have a good weekend and remember if you drink The SOJU:
BE SMART, BE SURE, BE SAFE