In the meantime, how about a post about something different? Possibly one of the weirdest combinations, cigarettes and toothpaste! If you're a smoker and are soon coming to Korea to teach English, you will be entering tobacco heaven. Cigarettes (a.k.a. "cancer sticks" by some) are dirt cheap here--a pack will only set you back 2000w-3000w! ($2-$3USD)! Compared to prices in Canada, where cigarettes are heavily taxed (a pack can cost up $7-8US), this can be a substantial savings for you--yeehaw! These low prices will come in handy when you need that "smoke break" from screaming at little kids all day (it's unfortunate I don't do neither)!
The resolution of this image is 1024x768, so you can make out some of the prices. One of the most popular brands is Raison (Red, Blue, Black, or Fresh):
Now, to combat your hideous breath, tar-stained teeth and yellow discolored fingers, along with the stomach turning stench of smoke that comes from your clothing (spraying Febreeze on your clothes only fools yourself), there is hope. You have some options when it comes to toothpaste in Korea. Although we had a nice supply of Colgate (luckily it wasn't the "fake" kind from China) from home, we eventually ran out. What to do? Well, luckily the banks here like to give out freebies to regular clients and new customers. So we've gone almost a year in Korea without purchasing toothpaste--thanks Wooribank!
I am currently using Perioe--it's definitely not Crest but it does the job (I really need to visit the dentist when I return home):
Do you smoke? If so, how much does a pack of cigarettes cost where you live?
Do you brush your teeth? If so, what kind of toothpaste do you use?