Imminent Departure

It has been weird saying goodbye to everyone these past few days.It’s hard for my brain to comprehend how long 10 months really is. Sometimes I feel sad thinking about all the things I will miss when I’m in Korea. And then I think about how much I will miss Korea when I come back […]

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One week out!

This morning I woke up with a pounding heart. I think it’s finally hitting me that I’m leaving for Korea in a week. My room is a disaster, I haven’t started packing, and I have a million and a half things (mostly toiletries) I still need to buy. Plus, I haven’t gotten my visa yet […]

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눈치 (Noonchi)

Last week my aunt asked me if I knew about noonchi (눈치) and was surprised when I told her I’d never heard of it. She explained that it is anticipating and meeting people’s needs without being told to. She said this ability is very important in Korean culture and that I should start cultivating it. This clears up a misunderstanding […]

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The Countdown Begins: 3 Weeks Until Take-off

I’ve spent most of the summer putting off thoughts of Korea and trying to focus on the here and now. That has mostly involved awesome conversations with friends and pretty cool trips to go and see some of those friends. The trips have been great, but to me, nothing can top a quality deep conversation. […]

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