Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I live in Seoul which is the capital of Korea. Indeed, there are a lot of similarities between Seoul and Vancouver. Many cars as well as people, skyscrapers, pubs, night clubs, shopping malls, Mcdonalds, starbuckses, and so on. Actually most things are resemble. I tried to find differences, but nothing popped into my head. It must be bacause of globalization. It seems that most big cities are converging on same feature, so somebody could think that globalization is making every city the same. However, If we focus on more specific things, we can find differences that include traditional taste. For instance, there are a lot of Mcdonalds in Seoul as much as here, but they sell special burgers for customers such as rice burger and kimchi burger. In addition, there is a rice cake in starbucks in Korea. They are only for Koreans. Although we have recevied western cultures, and looked to assimilate with them, we are conseving our own culture. It is sure that we should keep up with other countries, but if we lose our own culture instead of gaining other's one, it is really sorry to our ancestors. If you think that other cultures are threatening, and destroying yours, you'd better think singualr alternatives like us.