March 9, 2011
Use Korean Ear Picks in your friends’ ears and pick out all of their ear gunk. It’s the Wonderful Treasure Find of the week!
Seriously, this is something that’s really peculiar for us. We might have come off a bit strong in the video as totally weirded out by it, and hopefully Korean people won’t be offended by it. Sorry if you do! We’re still newbies at living in Korea, and even though we’re taken aback by some of the stuff we find here we’re still quite amazed…in a good way :D
Anyhow, we grew up in a Q-Tip culture. Are your ears feeling a bit tingly? When you scratch em, are you getting a sticky sound in there? Q-Tips to the rescue! Swivel one around in there and problem solved! Problem is, we can’t really find Q-Tips in Korea. They’ve got generic q-tips in the supermarkets, yes, but they’re really quite bad: mostly used for makeup removal and…whatever. But there’s not a lot of cotton on the ends of them, so using them to clean our your ears isn’t really useful. We found Q-Tips at the Korean Costco, though, and we rejoiced and bought something like a lifetime supply’s worth. Ha!
Back to the Korean Ear Picks: what’s odd about these as well is the light at the end of them. Supposedly, the lights are for your friends to be able to clean out your ears for you. Oh boy. That’s…not something I’d ever have a friend do for me. Like, I can’t imagine any situation in which I’d be like “hey Chris, can you clean out my ear for me?” We think it might be for mothers cleaning out their babies ears, which would make more sense. Yes, that would make sense. But Martina’s students told her that it’s for friends to clean each others ears. So…yeah. Go figure!
So that’s it for this week’s Wonderful Treasure Find in Korea. And, yes, this will be part of our monthly care package that we’ll be giving out to one lucky winner. You, too, can clean out your friends’ ears with Korean Ear Picks! Oh boy! Thanks to JB and Annie from [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subtitles as well. They also just got a Facebook page for their site as well, so check that out too!