The Ways I Fit in Korea

Re-acclimating to US culture hasn’t been too difficult during this first trip home. Driving for the first time was slightly scary (for about 5 minutes). Casually greeting my neighbors while jogging felt really awkward the first few times. (I’m used to giving people blank stares now.) But all in all, slipping back into daily life […]

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Being a Foreigner in Korea: Pros and Cons

Being a (half-white American, non-fluent-in-Korean) foreigner in Korea  has its pros and cons. Here are some observations from the past 6 months: CONS: – Getting stared at. When I walk down the street, I can’t tell if people are looking at me because they think I look cool in my sunglasses or because they notice […]

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