Called Korea Home

From: Sunday, 28 December 2008
To: Thursday, 10 October 2013
For 1748 days
Or 4 years, 9 months, 13 days
Or 249 weeks and 5 days

Saturday, January 24, 2009


My biggest regret coming here was the timing. I knew that in coming now I would be unable to watch the inauguration. I would have made the trek to D.C. in the freezing cold to watch history in the making. Some things need to be seen as they occur.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My life so far

So I'll give you a brief update on me. I am settling well into life here in Seoul. Apparently I am adapting really well for someone who just got here 3 weeks ago. I guess being outgoing, gregarious, and will to try new things never hurt anyone.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Teach-uh are you mixed race?

first of all, it took some getting used to, being called teacher. At first i was like, why don't the kids call you by your name, first or last doesn't matter. turns out its a korean (maybe asian but i'm not going to make generalizations i'm unsure about) thing. Teacher is a sign of respect. I think it Confucianism based, but I could just be b-sing out my derriere... Except it doesn't sound like teacher, it sounds like teach-uh.... Yeah...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kamsahanida very much

So I woke up on my birthday morning to a call from the parents… I thought that was rather sweet of them. I went back to sleep and then go ready to go to work. I heading on the train full of apprehension. It wasn't a short trip.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I can have whatever I like ;)

It takes a different kind of person to decide to just up and leave everything they've known to relocate to a new country. Sometime I get homesick. But my kind of homesick is not craving for home, but rather wishing that things I miss could come here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cheers to new beginnings

I don't even know where to begin. I love this city. Plain and simple. Is that normal? will it all wear off soon. It's like living in Manhattan, i always wanted to live in Manhattan. I couldn't afford it though. I live in Seoul. Wow. I still have to pinch myself that can say that...