Dumpster diving in the R.O.K.

While alot of things in Korea are cheap…or cheaper than in the U.S., furniture is not.  Even “cheap” IKEA style furniture is expensive in Korea. 

So, during a couple of our daily walks around our neighborhood, I’ve spotted a few “items” that seem no longer wanted.  At least they appear that way.  Abandoned on the side of the street for days, never touched, and in usually not such good condition.

What’s that saying? “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” 

Here are my two great "treasure finds:”

1. It’s multi-use.  A desk, a table, a place to eat…this was very much needed in our apt.

2. A chair.  We only had 2 chairs total.  And anything cheap at the store is usually a very short stool.  Now, three people can comfortably sit at our place 🙂

P.S.  R.O.K. stands for Republic of Korea.  And, the title of this post comes from that one song by John Mellencamp (I think).  It goes, “R-O-C-K in the USA! R-O-C-K in the USA!”  Remember that one?  “Dump-ster div-ing in the ROK”  Hee hee 🙂

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1 Response to “Dumpster diving in the R.O.K.”


  1. 1 b | f September 11, 2009 at 5:21 am

    rooney – you ROK!


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