All tourists know that South Korea is almost like another planet. We immediately and easily notice strange and distinct behaviors from ours. But there are also peculiarities that only the inhabitants of the country know. Like for example, certain beauty standards, peculiarities of the education of children and teaching in universities.
At Boredmojo , we decided to immerse ourselves in the daily life of Koreans to discover their most extraordinary habits, rules and customs.
1. Korean women put a blanket on their knees while sitting down
Many Korean women put a blanket on their knees, even if it is hot inside or outside. This is what K-pop idols, TV show guests and ordinary Korean women do in cafes, restaurants and other public places. This allows them to avoid an embarrassing situation with a too short mini-skirt which could reveal their body too much and also to make respect their personal limits, because in South Korea, the cover is a symbol of the private life. When Korean men put a blanket or jacket over their lady’s legs, it is considered a nice gesture.