Rainy days

I love rainy days. Laughing at the gusts of wind that blow sheets of rain at you sideways. Showing up at a social engagement with the bottom half of you completely soaked. Walking down the street shielded from the rest of the world by a curtain of water, the patter of the drops filling your ears. Today, I got […]

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Good Morning Baltimore

Tomorrow I’ll say one last good morning to Baltimore and then it will be goodbye. Vacation is over. On this trip home, my third since moving to Korea, I’ve realized more than ever that America and Maryland and Baltimore really aren’t my “home” anymore. (Living out of a suitcase in a room without a ceiling light helps you […]

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Longest Week of My Life

I will be America-bound in 3 days!!!  Woohoo!!! Time always moves slower when you have something amazing to look forward to. Not only will I get to see my fantabulous family, finally watch Frozen with my little siblings, eat home-cooked food, attend my little sisters’ baptism, and eat crabs–someone better order a big load of Old-Bay-spiced crabs […]

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48 Hours in Seoul

I think I’ve finally recovered enough from my brother’s visit (and my own brief visit to Seoul), to be able to reflect back and recognize what an epic time it was. There were some losses, including sleep, my laptop (though that technically happened just prior to the start of the visit), and my razor (which […]

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On the Day of a Thunderstorm

My beloved MacBook Pro got taken out by a wild thunderstorm on Friday. I came home to find it sitting on my floor in a puddle of dirty water and immediately started to cry. Just kidding. But it did rather effectively kill the adrenaline high I had been on anticipating my brother’s imminent arrival to Korea. […]

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My Brother is Coming to Korea!!!

Can’t believe that this very Friday, my little brother is visiting me in Busan! To celebrate this momentous occasion, this blog post is dedicated to my brother. On the off chance he actually reads this, I’m only going to say nice things. Just kidding, but not really. What can I say about my brother? Well, first […]

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Right Here, Right Now

This morning as I was looking out my window, I got a strange feeling, the same feeling I have when I’m traveling in a new country. The homes, streets, nooks and crannies are unfamiliar, and my eyes linger, imagining the lives of those who inhabit them, imagining how it might feel to live there. It’s a feeling of […]

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The Things I Forget to Notice

So apparently I have a knack for knocking floor mats askew. I never noticed I had this skill until my new roommate pointed it out. The mat in front of the kitchen sink, in front of the bathroom, inside the bathroom, and by the balcony door are invariably crooked after I’ve passed by. I’m like a […]

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