What's It Like Living In South Korea? | ASIAN BOSS

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  • We hit the streets of Seoul, South Korea to find out how locals feel about living in South Korea. The opinions expressed in this video are those of individual interviewees alone and do not reflect the views of ASIAN BOSS or the general South Korean population.
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  • Phương Hà
    Phương Hà 22 jam yang lalu

    I like Korean cuisine and partly culture. I desire to go there and have a job. But is it struggling for a guy from the scratch? The most thing I'm afraid is accommodation. I'm fairly introvert. I don't like dry cold weather. Could you recommend some specific place in South Korea suit me? Is it hard to run business there or apply for a job?

  • Serena Gabrielli
    Serena Gabrielli 22 jam yang lalu

    It's really interesting to see what Korean people really think about their country.
    I totally agree with the guy who said that everyone has fantasies about foreign countries. I think that it's normal but we have to consider both good and less good side of a new culture that we don't know.

  • Cris Anderson
    Cris Anderson 3 hari yang lalu

    Not laid back in New Zealand. We have hard work and alot to be done for a place of 5 million people. Lots of crime and alot of people who have racial issues. Other than that theres nice scenery but when you dive deep into the culture. You will notice what the citezen speaks and what the politician says is 100% different. But depends what industry you work in and who you work with. So this country has some issues. But life is laid back in a game of wealth and money

  • U Serious?
    U Serious? 4 hari yang lalu

    I want to go to Korea, not because of kpop or kdrama. What i love about Korea are the culture, scenery, and just how beautiful it is. I am a new Zealand citizen, and i noticed when that lady talked about new Zealand and how much she loves it, i can say even though i was getting tired of the same old things, her words really make me appreciate what nz has. And to never regret where i came from.

  • JustMe
    JustMe 7 hari yang lalu +1

    The woman at 1:28 said she would emigrate to Switzerland, saying the social welfare and quality of living is good.
    I am Swiss and live in Switzerland and am in my first year of university (bachelor of medicine).
    From my point of view there is great social fluidity eg at highschool the children of immigrant parents may be in the same class as those of a millionaire. (Our schools are quite good and if I remember correctly 100chf (~100$) per year from 10-12 grade.
    School is until 9th grade, from where 70% of students start an apprenticeship and if they want can attend a special university in their field of work or go to a ‘normal’ university after a 1 year course. Those people eg become architects.
    The other 30% go to school until 12th grade, then graduate. From then on we can apply and go to every university we want in Switzerland (which are very good, somewhere in the top 200 globally).
    That way those who do not like to study do not have to too much.
    University is about 800$ per semester (plus train ticket or apartment in town) but it is easy to apply for a Stipendium (where you get money from the government depending from how much your parents earn, how many siblings you have, if you need an apartment etc)
    I cannot say much for the job world but it seems to be good as well, there are not many unemployed and people seem to be happy.
    However it is quite expensive and sometimes takes a while until a new, lesser known product is on the market. And due to Switzerland not being in the EU eg some products on amazon can’t be shipped to Switzerland.
    However there is a lot of nature ( I live 10-15 mins by foot away from the train station from where it is 1/2 h to get to most big cities and yet I live right next to a river and am inside a forest within a few minutes.
    As for languages (I live in the German speaking part) I know Swiss German (which is not German and only spoken/used on social media), German (we have to read and write everything in it and have to speak it at school), English (usually a b2/c1 is reached by 12th grade) and French (b1/2 is reached, it s more difficult and less popular). So yes I am fluent in 3 languages and can speak a 4th.
    So yes, I am happy to live in Switzerland

  • John Lee
    John Lee 9 hari yang lalu

    Korea has a very established pay-for-play sex culture as well. If you have money, Korea is one of the places to visit. Of course also Thailand etc.

  • John Lee
    John Lee 9 hari yang lalu +1

    The adidas girl is extremely rapeable

  • 김옥수
    김옥수 10 hari yang lalu

    The skin ton of korea is wonderfully white..

  • Al ba
    Al ba 11 hari yang lalu

    "First you need to learn how to handle your given situation wisely. Only then should you consider moving out of the country."

  • Ken Y
    Ken Y 11 hari yang lalu

    theres something to be said about being in your homeland. i wish my parents never immigrated to America

  • Once Upona Twice [올젤잘]
    Once Upona Twice [올젤잘] 11 hari yang lalu

    It's fast and effective but hard to maintain.

  • Cinnamon_bun
    Cinnamon_bun 23 hari yang lalu +1

    I am a Korean BORN in the US I don’t like it here in the US AT ALL and love Korea better...I feel like I don’t belong here at all... no one understands me... and since my parents came directly from Korea I’m more exposed to Korean culture then American at home but where I live there is barely ANY Korean culture.... I like Korea better :( I don’t like America

  • Habib channel
    Habib channel 23 hari yang lalu

    I agree with the man who said foreigners have fantasies about living in other countries and it works both ways - for foriegners and natives alike. The important thing to realise its just that---fantasy. In any country you will have to deal with the cost of living, finding and holding down a job, making friends, the culture and adaptingg to new way of doing things. Its one thing to go somewhere on holiday and think 'wow I could live here' and actually doing it and then realise ' wow this is not what i thought it would be'... Get away from the gloosy brochures, the shiny travel programmes, and the lushious pictures ad you realiss modern life is essentially the same everywhere ( apart from those countries that not yet fully developed )....


    All that said, its nice toindulge in a travel fantasy on holiday from time to time,,but don't get sedced into thinking it will be reality..

  • Phoenix heat
    Phoenix heat 25 hari yang lalu

    So true few people controlling are very rich..

  • Dewi Iklima
    Dewi Iklima 29 hari yang lalu

    Gue kira dikorea bakalan mudah cari kerja ternyata gak sesuai sama bayangannya

  • Corosso
    Corosso 29 hari yang lalu

    You know, people are talking about how we should colonize Mars and stuff, but for real, we've gotta "clean up" the Earth first. Before we make any huge advancements, we must make sure that situations like these get fixed. Places like Hong Kong where many families live together in places as big as garages, the competitve system in many countries, things like these. It's so deprevating to see all this stuff in countries i thought were almost perfect from a wealthy point of view.

  • Anakin Skywalker
    Anakin Skywalker Bulan Yang lalu

    south korea literally is everything bad about capitalism

  • Rg Gusai
    Rg Gusai Bulan Yang lalu +1

    People are becoming more materialistic. They want to buy expensive things . For that they need a job which pays high. But everyone can not find that type of job.

  • Ghostrider GR
    Ghostrider GR Bulan Yang lalu +1

    7:20 come in Greece

  • Ghostrider GR
    Ghostrider GR Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Europe is not paradise.
    Stay to korea you are better from us.

  • ARMY -L
    ARMY -L Bulan Yang lalu +4

    1:54 this girl looks like a mixture of rosé and Wendy to me

  • The DodoBird
    The DodoBird Bulan Yang lalu +1

    It seems that Korea is a country rich in culture however they are overworked :/ reminds me a bit of Mexico.

  • le Estella
    le Estella Bulan Yang lalu

    I think the girl at 2:03 look like Rosé bp

  • Sairaj Shetkar
    Sairaj Shetkar Bulan Yang lalu

    The specs lady staring in the background 😂😂

  • Saturns Dimples
    Saturns Dimples Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I think every their opinion is the same in every country. Bc when you grow up everything is difficult to achieve

    • Saturns Dimples
      Saturns Dimples Bulan Yang lalu

      Hernando Malinche oml 😂 welll you are not wrong

    • Hernando Malinche
      Hernando Malinche Bulan Yang lalu

      Jimins not existing Jams Except when you’re in Africa. Then every place is better.

  • Neil Patrick Alvarez
    Neil Patrick Alvarez Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I visited Korea last October and it's true that if not all, most people there walk really fast like they are late for something or so. It's a very nice country to visit, but yeah I've heard from most of my Korean friends that they'd rather work in another country than theirs...

  • coats
    coats Bulan Yang lalu +1

    been living in Korea for 6 years and for me the hardest thing here is. everything is so black and white. you are either this or that, you have to look like this not that... it puts an enormous pressure of people to fit in. not to mention just how materialistic this country is.. ;( I have 2 more years then I'm out.

  • ItsShai Boo
    ItsShai Boo Bulan Yang lalu

    1:39
    I think i heard BS&T

  • I He
    I He Bulan Yang lalu +1

    저아디자스 여자애 딱봐도 전문대 나 고졸이다 여자애도 지가 노력안하고 탓만하는

  • Swertres Fanatics
    Swertres Fanatics Bulan Yang lalu

    😂Tang ina daw

  • Satyam Tripathi
    Satyam Tripathi Bulan Yang lalu +2

    please make video for indian peoples

  • bindu thomas
    bindu thomas 2 bulan yang lalu

    0:49 blood sweat tears in background

  • Eiry Thomas
    Eiry Thomas 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    I am from new zealand and i was surprised to see that they acknowledged how competitive it can be, but also how parents raise their children to be the best, and how they felt that it was a problem that would get worse. I wonder What is the government doing to ensure their citizens enjoy a better quality of life, the video mentions that koreans work longer hours than most, and they envied the freedom and laidback nature of other countries.

  • Intrinsic Happiness
    Intrinsic Happiness 2 bulan yang lalu

    What?? Switzerland?? I think she didn't have been there.

  • Universe MyWorld
    Universe MyWorld 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Not just in SK but in India 🇮🇳also.... Competition level is soo high.... Everyone's parents wants their children to compete 🆚 ...... (Except some)
    But now I 🙋think it's normal.... Parents not only think 💭about their children 👶👧👦marks but also.... Their own dream💭

  • Dance U
    Dance U 2 bulan yang lalu

    1:18 did anyone else hear Blood sweat and tears??

  • Ms Spears
    Ms Spears 2 bulan yang lalu

    Funny how NASCAR doesn't need models. Do you go and watch the race or see the model's?

  • Mish Andrews
    Mish Andrews 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Life for foreigners is completely different in S Korea, it's more laid back in a way.
    It kinda sucks that locals don't know what that feels like.

  • skull games
    skull games 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    I want to go to korea to pay respect for the turkish soldiers who died for our brothers in korea

  • vvs 0315
    vvs 0315 2 bulan yang lalu +4

    Koreans have amazing skills at answering interview questions, or is it just me who think this way?

  • nowgaku
    nowgaku 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Don't worry too much,Koreans.
    You'd better give up most of the things as a miserable destiny.
    You may be released from your daily depression after that.
    It's not good for you to pretend happy,I think.

  • Chaeyeon's Munekyun
    Chaeyeon's Munekyun 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    It is definitely better in term of quality of life than most countries but the cost of living is its biggest drawback. Well if someone likes to live better then obviously one has to work harder.

  • Mason James
    Mason James 2 bulan yang lalu

    New Zealand has many great qualities, and in comparison to Korea I do believe life is much easier, BUT do not be fooled... NZ is very, VERY far from perfect. First of all, it is VERY expensive to live in New Zealand.. going out is very expensive, leisure activities are expensive, groceries etc.. medical bills EVERYTHING is hugely expensive relative to our incomes. Believe it or not, many people live in huge amounts of debt (I work at ANZ, I know your bank balances!), and many young children are undernourished. New Zealanders also have this false illusion built into their minds they they live in this clean, green, beautiful, perfect, prosperous, rich, and welcoming PARADISE of the world, and God forbid anyone should criticise NZ, they will be told "get back to your country", but in reality, they should listen to the criticisms... YES, we are being ripped of on a daily basis. YES, we do have problems with racism and xenophobia and even still homophobia, YES, New Zealand IS dangerous... have you ever walked around Hamilton at night? Pray for your life! Of course we have a relaxed lifestyle, of course Kiwis are friendly, of course NZ is beautiful and even breathtaking... but honestly, I have lived overseas and I can assure you, MANY countries have it better than us. We are not the "best country in the world". It's not that I'm ungrateful or that I hate NZ, I just laugh when I see it thrown around in the "highest quality of life" lists like is totally deserving of the title, when the reality is that we have quite a way to go before we're Sweden.

    • Hernando Malinche
      Hernando Malinche Bulan Yang lalu

      Mason James But then again new Zealand is way better than Africa.

  • Sonny Kim
    Sonny Kim 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Great perspectives, try to get different age groups please

  • aRman
    aRman 2 bulan yang lalu

    Korea is a rich and beautiful country, there is so many job opportunities out there where you can earn a huge amount of money. The problem with korean is that they are not satisfied and they are not appreciate what they have so that we foreign workers here in s.korea is taking advantage of that LOL 😆😆

    • Hernando Malinche
      Hernando Malinche Bulan Yang lalu

      aRman Not really, the most important happiness is not what you have but what you don’t have. If you work a job you hate with no family and feel rejected by society then you feel miserable even if you’re rich.

  • 이의열
    이의열 2 bulan yang lalu

    All problems in korea now are because of chinese...

  • Sim Dova
    Sim Dova 2 bulan yang lalu

    what I am hearing is the crisis the whole world is facing. Income inequality. The only countries that seem to have a handle on it are the Scandinavian countries, that mostly have a system of democratic socialism. Rather than predatory capitalism.

  • 저는 방탄소년단 사랑해I love BTS_

    I want to visit Seoul Korea, but as an African American, it'll be nerve-racking because not a lot of black people go there. I love culture, the language, just everything lol. But I'm 14, and still in school, and broke😭 if I had enough money to buy myself a ticket to Seoul Korea, I would go

  • PRIYADARSHINI LABTECH
    PRIYADARSHINI LABTECH 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Iam from India. Here also people feel stressful, competitive, always busy. They want to settle in other countries. Yes. Other side of the grass always Green. Wherever we are, don't compare ourselves with others. Learn to live happly with what we have. There is a solution for every problem.

  • Mimi Sumiati
    Mimi Sumiati 2 bulan yang lalu

    I think find a job is not hard for korea, but for the whole wold.

  • Blessindisguise
    Blessindisguise 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    I visited Korea for a week and loved but I got to say the work culture and cost of living is scary. And how much a female loved one if mine would be prayed upon is also very scary!

  • Malka Ganj-2 Timarpur
    Malka Ganj-2 Timarpur 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    4:56 what happen to guy on background....😅😅

  • Malka Ganj-2 Timarpur
    Malka Ganj-2 Timarpur 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    2:39 momamoo song ......(background)😊😊 egoistic...

  • Psykrom
    Psykrom 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Many intelligent young people who seem to have a lot more foresight than I would given them credit for.
    Liked the statement of that man with the glasses - how people of all ages have their own worries. I think it is important to find your own way and ideals too. Compare yourself less with others and try to learn more about the things which make you happy, at least in private.

  • Foxiepaws ACAnderson
    Foxiepaws ACAnderson 2 bulan yang lalu

    I don't think I would like to live in Korea but I think a visit would be interesting. There's a huge gap between rich and poor nearly everywhere not just Korea but I do believe that there's undue stress on competition and the need to succeed. I think it would be better if the government sorted out it's social welfare and took care of the elderly and children of single parents instead of having poor elderly people recycling cardboard to eat and the ridiculous situation where single parents have to put their kids in orphanages because they can't register the birth as a single parent. This is beyond ridiculous and it shows how superficial this status as a modern country is. I think they really have to sort this. I am not surprised that they think it would be better to bring up kids abroad. The country is headed for a social and economic nightmare with the birth rate falling and the extreme poverty in the elderly. I can see this generation of people who are not marrying or having children being hugely burdensome when they reach retirement. There's no kids to fall back on, the government seems not to give a damn..
    It's unbelievably short sighted...but Japan is going the same way...I don't know about China but I wouldn't be surprised. I really think that the workers of today will become the homeless of tomorrow if these countries don't do something now.

  • michelle duah
    michelle duah 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    1:23 lolol I already knew the answer. So many asians are in switzerland which is amazing

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  • RMH 666
    RMH 666 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    I swear, every korean guy has a mushroom hair

  • Skarab@ush
    Skarab@ush 2 bulan yang lalu

    Most of people in this video seem intelligent, understand what they are being asked about and answer wisely, I think I would like to visit this country. What do you people think?

  • John Cho
    John Cho 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Korea is a tough country to live in. It’s super competitive and you definitely need to have a strong skill set to stand out.