Happy 40-Day Anniversary in South Korea, me. Tip your cap, were you wearing one. Celebrate this Monday morning with folding clothes and cleaning the kitchen area (it really did need it). What is such a big deal about 40 days? Anyone with me since the beginning will know that this number is the first major… Read More 40 Days Later, a Reflection
For any readers in South Korea. Or, for that matter, any readers that have moved their entire lives to a new place: How long did it take for you to transition from the newness to the routine? This is of course a question that will have many answers, all of them different. People share similarities… Read More There Are Many Mountains, Not Just One, to Cross
Sunday was kind of a lost day. Why? Because of Saturday night (and Sunday morning). And, before anyone virtual high-fives me for this, I am compelled to say that in the end, it wasn’t worth it. Maybe it’s my age, the amount of years I have been “socializing” vs. how many years you may have… Read More The Real Star of Saturday
Busan’s lesser-known beach. Not Haeundae, Gwangali or even Songdo. Who knows if, when the subway extension finally makes its way down there in one or two years, the secret’s out? Its Sunset Fountain of Dream is certainly an attraction, but perhaps not enough for some to make the trek. Tuesday at noon in mid-March is… Read More Dadaepo Beach, Noon on a Tuesday
Time doesn’t stop. Whether you’re miserable or on top of the moon, time does not stop. Though, I wonder if time flows differently on the moon? Today marks one month here in South Korea. This time last month, I was on a plane from JFK International Airport in New York to Seoul-Incheon Airport. A month… Read More Celebrating One Month in Korea With Mixed Bag Memories, Eggs
On Sunday, I got my first taste of a big part of modern Korean culture: the Korean wedding. The experience in unequal parts left me excited, curious and, well, disappointed. This is not a condemnation on the institute of marriage. Besides seeing the recent dissolve of one of my best friends’ marriages, and another’s marriage… Read More Firsts Part 2: The Korean Wedding
Another long but enjoyable weekend, filled with several firsts, including my first Korean wedding (for the next post, when I am not exhausted and do this interesting experience justice) and my first soccer (football) match ever in Korea (and, come to think of it, ever ever) on Saturday. And, for whatever reason, WordPress put these… Read More Firsts in Korea Part One: Gooooaaaaaaalllllllll!!