I have a light smattering of freckles across my cheeks. And that’s very unflattering for a Korean girl, because the standard of beauty in Korea is for a girl to have pale ivory skin with nary a single blemish. Tans aren’t very desired here. Yet my aunt says that I have a pretty light skin tone, and always dotes on me about it, haha. I guess these freckles got a little darker because I had so much sun exposure at the Korea University-Yonsei Games.  The darker of a skin tone you have in Korea, the more low-class you are viewed as (or from the country, where they work in the sun in the fields, so dark skin tone = farmer).

Oh well. I guess these freckles give me character.