How Often Do You Check Your Appearance?

How Often Do You Check Your Appearance?

October 10, 20112737Views

By Jen Lee

Have you ever been astounded by the frequency with which Koreans check their appearances in windows, cell phones, doors, hand held mirrors and whatever else they can find whenever the opportunity presents itself? Jen Lee sure has:

When I first came to this country, I was constantly in awe at how gorgeous so many people here seemed to be. After living here for a while, I’ve learned that looking good takes a LOT of work. Not to say that Koreans aren’t attractive on their own, but many of the younger girls and guys I see look like they just hopped of the set of a K-Pop video not even five minutes ago.

Props to all of you that take the effort to look good. I’m sure I’d look a lot less awkward at nice events if I did even half the work you’re all willing to do. With that being said, I think someone checking to see if their hair looks right every five minutes may be borderline excessive, no?

Jen Lee is a Gyopo (교포) who likes to draw and also has an unhealthy obsession with green tea.

Her other artwork can be seen here at



Korean Media Finally Covers Zenith Travel Scam: Police Investigation Underway

Who Asked You? Unwanted Advice from Strangers in Korea