I always get a kick out of strolling up and down the aisles of the Korean mart (probably because I rarely get to do it these days). This time, I had my camera ready and started snapping pictures—to which the proprietress responded both with curiosity and good cheer.
My folks also thought it was funny and strange that I felt compelled to take photos of stuff I've after all been surrounded by and exposed to my whole life. Shrimp chips, onion crisps, squid jerky anyone? Pungent and even stinky to some, these are the kind of snacks you'll find in Korean stores everywhere. They never fail to bring a smile to my face and a tingle to my lips (thank you, MSG).