Happy Father’s Day to the Best Dad

This marks year 1 with many to come in celebrating Father’s Day without my dad. I spent this one in South Korea, staying busy with one of my friends. In a way, I think I had it easy for the first year without him. Being on the other side of the world, it’s all too…

Where’s the Coffee? 커피를 어디에요?

One of my favorite things about Korea has been exploring the many coffee shops. It seems as if there are three or four coffee shops on every street, and new ones are opening every other week. I believe one of the reasons is because people tend to have smaller apartments, so it is very common…

What I Miss About the U.S. 미국에 그리워하는 것

While there are surprisingly not many things I miss about the U.S., I decided to share with you what I do miss. Of course, friends and family are #1 on the list, but other than that, most of what I find myself wanting is the food. While Korea does have a variety of multicultural food…

How I study Korean 내가 한국어를 공부하는 법

Some of you might be wondering about my Korean skills and how they have improved since coming here. I know I have briefly mentioned it in previous posts, but every week I study for at least a few hours. It is important for me to make the effort to learn more and try to use…

My Minimalist Mission

It’s about that time to check in after my 333 challenge. Now that I look back, I realize that while it was hard for me to choose only 33 things to wear for 3 months, in reality once I did it, it was easier to manage, and I didn’t really miss the clothes I packed…

새해 복 많이 받으세요 and Being Reunited

Happy Lunar New Year! During the first week of February, I had Monday through Wednesday off to celebrate the holiday, and with it brought my family! My mom, sister, and my brother-in-law’s sister made the long trek to see where I live and explore the culture. I left work on Friday evening and got on…

New Scenes and Destinations

A few weekends ago I went on a weekend trip with a few friends of mine to celebrate the end of Winter Camp. Our destination: Gyeongju (경주), which is a city with a long history and many tourists sights, and sites. Our first stop after the bus ride was lunch where we had a plethora…