Sitting on the floor, censors gave it a ‘G’ rating

CITeacherKidsTalking_260The nutty thing about Korea and Japan customs is sitting on the floor. You go to any Korean restaurant and it will have you sitting on the floor, for me, not a raptuous feeling, but more of a feeling of discomfort.

In Japan it’s so stylistic that females and males sit differently, while the seiza position (knees in front with your feet tucked under your legs) is gender neutral. Even more strangely in Korea this is the┬áposition given as a way of punishment. You’re being punished and are uncomfortable sitting like this. The meal exclusive of this, sitting in any position for me is pain in itself.