Bathroom slippers, just disturbing

It has got to be one of the most adolesent experiences in Korea thus far. For the past week I have (and will return for the next week) at a Yeogwan. Simply put, a yeogwan is a Korean hotel furnished, with the exception of the bed, to Korean standards

Everyday returning from school, I find the bed made up and new towels on the lowboy that sits the TV. I knew that the owner had been inside my room because the bathroom slippers were propped up against the bathroom door sill.

I found it a bit unsettling. Not that it’s clean but that someone other than you have access to what I thought was my private domain.

It’s sort of like revisiting the time when I was a teenager, having your room cleaned, but at least I knew where my stuff was since it was I who made the mess in the first place.