The concept of “well-being” is so big in Korea. Well-being food, lotion, make-up, everything! My issue has always been that healthy eating in Korea is just too expensive. Or, I’m just lazy. Fruits and vegetables are highly priced because Korea pretty much has to import everything from abroad. The only cheap fruits I have found (in season of course) are yellow melons, persimmons, tangerines, and apples. I’m so spoiled from living in Southern California where it’s $1 for 10 pounds of oranges. You can also get a box of 12 mangoes for $3. In Korea, it’s $4 for 1 mango. Do Koreans really make so much money that they can just spend $4 on 1 mango???
I’ve been in a battle with myself over eating better during the past few weeks. I’ve been getting sick & losing my appetite. For some reason, I’ve decided that it’s due to all the greasy and oily food I’ve been consuming. SO, in an attempt to better myself (ONCE AGAIN), I am eating better. I can’t do what I did last time & go cold turkey. No soda, no chips, no candy… mainly better snacking. I’ll have to work slowly on the meal foods. I remember trying to eat a salad for lunch last time & loudly complaining 2 hours later in the school lobby hahaha. Nowadays, I have oatmeal for breakfast, pasta for lunch, fruits/nuts for snacks, and whatever for dinner. I’m staying away from fast food joints… although Popeyes is still tempting me everyday.
My students tell me I make the best faces when I’m eating my fruit. (-o-;;) Apparently I look miserable and about to throw a fork at some kid. But being better about my eating habits is absolutely necessary unless I want to look like a tub of lard and fat rolls by the time I’m 25… and trust me, I’ve met people in Korea who have looked like that (I won’t name names for the sake of being civil *cough). But yea, the thought of waddling around and being breathless when I plan to teach elementary school children all my life is just exhausting.