Sunday, 19 April 2009

Masks and Martians

I am surprised and disappointed that there is a need to wear face masks in Korea to protect one from the pollution. Some days the air is thick with something - it looks and feels like some weird haze. It is common for people to wear face masks. Surprisingly many people wear them - from cute fabric masks that cover the nose and mouth, to full face masks of paper.

As well it is common to see people wearing sun visors - but with a longer "beak" that many sun visors and often they are pulled over the face - so the wearer looks like some visitor from outer space.

2 comments:

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

I recall Japanese used to wear masks in Tokyo because of the pollution - Korea must be catching up!

Di Hill said...

In China it seems to be mask wearing time more in winter - I was told to keep the cold out of their mouths - and I can recall that the cold entering one's mouth when laughing or talking does make the teeth hurt, so I believed it. Sometimes they will wear masks to protect from pollution.