Too Cool!

23 Mar

I came to Korea with fantastical views of insanely low prices for just about everything.( during pre-trip research I read tall tales of teachers coming over with $60 and the clothes on their back so what was I to expect?)  To my dismay, nearly everything beyond eating out and riding in taxi cabs(which are my two fave toronto past times to be honest), is at par with or more expensive than Toronto. Due to overwhelming interest (not that any has been explicitly expressed, I just know my audience)  I will be releasing an in depth empirical study of the price disparity between my old and new home in the form of a super exciting blog post in weeks to come.

This certainly made me regret my decision to wait until I reached Korea to buy a new ipod, as it turns out that Apple products are far more overpriced here than they are in North America. Apple’s sad sad pricing left me in a deep dark depression once again when a friend forwarded me this awesome video about their newest product. (no I am not some Apple patriot…just watch the video and then try to convince me you aren’t dazzled by Steve Jobs)

Alas, it is for the best as this pauper has no need for such pricey toys (despite its obvious utility in realizing my dreams of kpop stardom).

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6 Responses to “Too Cool!”

  1. kris March 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    like these guys!!!

  2. kris March 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    ahahaha, but you’d be much cuter, like these guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blWtj2kvxBg&feature=related

    • Shauna K March 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      so much cuter……you must bring both these to chers attn she will die

  3. Shauna K March 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    plus the pastel speaker necklaces are all the rage this season….

  4. smkelly8 May 8, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    I think Korea has a lot of protectionism to keep prices high. It shocked me to go to the produce section of a grocery store. I left in ’07 and returned in ’10 and prices had really climbed, while wages for English teachers stayed flat. I’m headed elsewhere.

    • Shauna K May 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      I would agree with your speculation. Here’s to hoping that the won makes a miraculous comeback prior to my having to exchange all my monies. Where were you situated?

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