Either way, here are some awesome moments from the weekend:
고추/gochu/pepper is slang for penis in Korean, so that may explain why the statue is very enthusiastically giving the thumbs up with the giant pepper.
I went on a biking trip to the biggest 문구/stationary/art supply store in Chungju along with a friend and I mentioned that there was a McDonald's beside it. He opted to buy a hamburger while I was sorting through the supplies, which tends to be a lengthy process. He came back with the food and was going to eat it outside, but they told him to go and eat it in their small back room kitchen/storage area, which was a huge conversation topic among the store owners and shoppers. I walked outside after making my purchase, at which point, one of the shop owners busted out the door, wildly miming eating and shouting "friend, hambuhguh, friend!!!"
I returned, and sure enough, there he was nonchalantly eating a hamburger in their mini kitchen, at which point they made it clear that I should sit and wait until he was finished. They were so thoughtful. Especially since it was so cold and windy outside, and their kitchen had ondol (floor heating) that was nice and toasty.