Category Archives: Korea

You Can Go Home Again

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. –Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Day Drinking Is a Great Idea

As much as you might hate to admit it, at one point in your life, you have probably engaged in some form of day drinking. Whether it be pre-gaming before a big football game, drinking to get rid of last … Continue reading

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My Near Death Experience

I’ve been told that I’m gullible. I say that I have faith in the goodness of mankind, that people are innately good. I trust easily and it’s because of this that I had my first (and definitely not last) near-death … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear to a Wedding

This weekend, I went to my first (and probably last) wedding of 2015. I’m sure you’re wondering what I wore to this wedding. I certainly didn’t bring any wedding-appropriate attire with me on my trip. The fanciest and cleanest(ish) clothes that I … Continue reading

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If You’re Single and You Know It… Eat Some Pepero

It’s a special day here in Korea because it’s November 11th, also known as “Pepero Day (빼빼로데이)”. People eat Pepero Sticks on this day to become taller and thinner because Pepero sticks are tall, thin, and so delicious. Really, this … Continue reading

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On Getting Older and Sleeping On the Floor

I can still remember the day when I could run for days without breaking a sweat.  When I could walk down a flight of stairs without holding onto the handrail.  When I could sit down and stand back up without … Continue reading

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You Want Some Kimchi With That Kimchi?

WARNING: There are graphic images in this post.  If you are sensitive to said images (Mom, I’m talking to you), I do not recommend reading this post while eating or right before you plan on eating. Before I embarked on … Continue reading

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Plan On Not Planning Anything

I’m a planner.  I always have been and I always will be.  I like to know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it, and where I’ll be.  Let’s get it on my calendar at least a week in advance so … Continue reading

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Why It’s Never Too Late (Until It Is)

My subconscious must be on the fritz since I landed in Korea because for some reason, I dreamt in sign language. My sign language is not great (ok, it’s terrible), but don’t they say that if you dream in another … Continue reading

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And So It Begins

I keep finding myself checking the clock. Ugh. Seven hours left on this flight. Seven hours of breathing in the recycled air of hundreds of other people. Seven hours of fighting my urge to sleep. Seven hours until I see … Continue reading

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