Usually when I tell people I lived in South Korea for the past three years, I get a lot of "WOW!", "Is it safe?" or "Did you see ___(insert your favorite Kpop or Kdrama start)____ in Seoul?" Believe it or not, I often had "wow" moments living in Korea so I understand that one. South … Continue reading Last Impressions: Leaving South Korea
I have written before that I tend to have really bad reverse culture shock. My senses are usually on hyper-alert. I notice, hear, and feel everything once I step off my plane. Then things die down a bit after a few days, and then my culture shock only comes out when I experience new things … Continue reading First Impressions: Back in America
** This blog is focused on my own experiences but discusses several general elements of being overly stressed** It is easy in todays 24/7 connected world to become burnt out or overwhelmed with the stress load we face. In Korea the society and current culture is all about the go-go-go, and doing everything as fast … Continue reading Burnt Out And In Korea
This past May I went on the trek to receive my Korean Pension. As of right now, the United States and South Korea has a great agreement that allows US citizens the ability to receive Korean pension money and other than claiming it on taxes we do not have to really play taxes on it. … Continue reading Korean Pension: Bundang Office
For some, South Korea seems very exotic and dangerous. For others, they think of delicious food and are comforted. South Korean culture is quickly become well known in the United States. Korea’s “soft power” quickly is reaching from the west to the east coast. Kpop and Kdrama are quickly growing in popularity. Korean restaurants are … Continue reading Korean Food!
This past week I have been noticing a lot of "Very Korean" moments. No surprise considering I live in Korea. However, I just feel like there are more and more moments that make me think, "WOW! This is Korea!" Moment 1: Shabu Shabu dinner with the boss. Korean culture often times requires you to go … Continue reading Very Korean Moments: That I Love Experiencing
If you enjoy amusement parks, South Korea has a park that is pretty entertaining. It cant really compare to Disney Land/World in the extravagant attractions or Six Flags in rollercoasters BUT all the same it has some interesting elements. I am not a "rider" but I have gone to Everland at least four times in … Continue reading A Visit To Everland; A Korean Amusement Park
Baking in Korea is an adventure. An adventure that often times has an uncertain path full of twists and turns. I am often times "making do" with the ingredients that I have. For example; for the first year, I didn't have vanilla extract or cocoa powder. It is almost impossible to find those things in … Continue reading Depression Cake or Crazy Cake; An Adventure
To be honest, today I was dreading work. I have had a bad case of "summer-itis" and just wanted to stay at home and read or go outside and just enjoy the weather. I am sure many are with me on this fact...having free time to enjoy the nice spring weather is way better than … Continue reading Spring!