Hwajin Lee
Feb 9, 2017

'Hon-sul': More Korean millennials are drinking alone

And they don't see anything wrong with that.

Drinking alone: Not un-cool.

In South Korea, one out of every four households is a single dwelling, and this trend is on the rise. While the well known term hon-bab eating alone reflects youngsters’ preference of enjoying their private time by themselves, a new term, hon-sul drinking alone, has more recently been added to the colloquial lexicon in Korea. Sales of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores have risen by 20 percent, and young people now often prefer to stop by a...

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