I’ve been asked repeatedly how difficult it is to get around in Korea not knowing Korean. I’ve probably already said this and I’ll probably say it a million more times, but it is EXTREMELY difficult. Walking into a restaurant, not being able to say, “where can I sit”, “how much does this cost”, “what’s in […]Read More Engrish, learning Korean, and my future career as a mime
DISCLAIMER: this post could offend. I want to clarify, I do not hate Korea or Koreans and the events described are meant to be seen for their comical side and not to further stereotypes or ethnocentrism. These events are isolated and are only my personal descriptions of my experiences, they do not classify all […]Read More A Few Stories for your Friday…
You never know what a day will bring and how the simple choices you make will affect the future. What started out as any (normal?) day in Korea would end up much differently than I expected. Like most mornings, my friends, Amanda and Amy, and I ran to the park to use the hilarious public […]Read More Maybe…maybe…maybe…uh..Linear Fracture!!!
Since I’m still waiting on the safe return of my passport (with visa inside!) from the Chicago-Korean Consulate, I’ll write a bit about the whirlwind of goodbyes and my thoughts the past few days. Fun fact from an earlier post! In Korea, I’ll probably get called a “way gook” a time or two—it’s the Korean […]Read More Thoughts about life as an outsider