Let's fast forward to present day life in Seoul, South Korea. Tissues are supplied in every Korean eating establishment, with the majority of the time in a square plastic box. What you will need to get accustomed to is the fact that these things put the phrase "paper thin" to shame. It's more like 0.5 ply toilet paper thin, or in other words, SHEER! Okay, so many this will help save the environment and some trees. However, if I need to pull 2-3 tissues to meet my needs, why not just make tissues with a reasonable thickness so that only one is needed? This isn't a pet peeve of mine, it's just an interesting observation.
I thought about this during a recent samgyetang dining experience. I took a tissue and realized it was lighter than a feather. I was holding the tissue up to my hand and I could see right through it! Look at this picture below...you can see my fingers!
While we're on the topic of tissue, I noticed something about most kleenex style boxes here. Not sure if this is in other parts of the world or not, so let me know. Sometimes the boxes are so large that the tissue falls back down into the box when the supply is low. How to fix this? Implement some sort of raising feature at the bottom of the kleenex box. It raises the existing tissue up a couple inches or so. It definitely helps--not only that, but it looks super cool too on my desk!
"Okay, fold this flap so A meets B...uhhhh..."
Ta da! Here is the final product. It definitely is the highlight out of all the things scattered across my messy desk:
Bonus picture: check out this picture of a ginseng root that looks like a person...creepy!