Joining a Gym in Korea

Last week, I finally joined a gym here in Korea! Best decision ever! I had been telling myself that I didn’t have time to go to the gym, but basically all it took was getting up earlier, and then I found I magically had plenty of time for everything! (Getting to bed early is always […]

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Holidays Abroad: Memorable Moments

I made it through my first Christmas and New Year’s abroad! Some truly strange and unexpected memories were made: Christmas Eve The Eve of Christmas, I happened to eat dinner in an Indian restaurant with a large group of mostly American friends. We immediately brought the volume of the dimly lit place up to the […]

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Two weeks in: Loneliness

Now that I am getting settled in to my life in Korea, I have more space to think about the future. And to miss home. Being here is a wonderful, wonderful gift, but the other day I realized that I’m not open to staying here longterm. In my heart I know my future is back […]

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First Studio Class in Korea

First Studio Class! Earlier, I was planning to write a post about my first studio class in Korea and all the interesting little things that happened (like how we just ate food and chatted for 40 minutes until someone finally volunteered to play), but now I am simply too tired. This is mostly because, near […]

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Getting Started with my Fulbright Year: Meeting the Prof

I decided to stop waiting for my alien registration number and get things rolling here in Korea phone-less, bank account-less, and passport-less. It’s been working out great so far. Yesterday, a new Korean friend took me around SNU (my new school) and treated me to iced tea and egg tart in a coffee shop on […]

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Church in Korea: Like Coming Home

One of the secret reasons I wanted to come back to Korea was because of the experience I had at a church here back in 2009. I felt like I could grow a lot spiritually from being a part of this church for a more extended time. This morning, as I prepared to return to […]

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Survival Mode: Transitioning to Life in Korea

This past week I’ve been in survival mode, getting over jet lag, figuring out how to feed myself, and finding the motivation to unpack and clean my apartment. I am still waiting for my alien registration number so I can get a phone, bank account, and start my real life here. But I have done […]

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I’m in Korea!

I have been in Seoul for about 28 hours now! The 15-hour flight felt endless, but I already love being here. Disclaimer: I am severely jet-lagged, so please excuse any incoherence you may find in this post. The night before I left for Korea, I barely slept. I thought I was feeling relatively fine about […]

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