Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

38000!

38000 Won!
A common complaint from waegs is the high price of fruits, vegetables, and most food in general in the fine ROK.

While some may balk at paying 3.8 manners for 11 peaches or near 7.5 chonners for three apples, what they don't understand is the delicate and loving care Korean farmers give to growing the most delicious and well being crops in the finest soil in the world.

I've often heard peeps moan about how these high prices for rice and basic food stuffs is due to an overly protectionist market and the Korean givernments desire to preserve what remains of rural life, but really it's about the unique growing conditions and temperament of Korean farmers that make some of the best food in the world.


These same naysayers would have us believe that Korean farmers could easily diversify their crops, and start growing specialty foods that could be sold cheaper if produced domestically.

What they refuse to acknowledge is that geomancers and shamans have long ascertained, due to their close relationship with nature, the spirits, and the universe in general is that indeed the best rice comes from Ichon, the best peaches are from Wonju, and the best potatoes are from Gangwon in general.

So consider all this next time you're at the supermarket, and get to thinking that paying 4500 won per 100 grams of Korean beef is a might steep: you are paying for all this care and the deep connection with the universe that you will achieve when these mighty food stuffs slide down your gullet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think protecting the agricultural market is the correct course of action. Food security is pretty important! And high prices surely help the waist line.

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