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The Painters: HERO in Seoul

Hankuk University School Field Trip The class created a WeChat App group chats room in case any of us were ever absent we could text each other about the material covered in class and the homework assignment.  Mostly, the chatroom was used by our teacher to remind us about our homework assignments.  As part of the […]

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New Years in South Korea

Happy New Year! Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo (새해 복 많이 받으세요)! For my New Year’s resolution, I wrote down a list of to-do items.  I was going to get out of the dorm and go places.  I was going to meet people.  I started signing up for several Facebook groups that centered around life in […]

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Christmas Alone Abroad

How I Survived My First Christmas in Seoul What was I going to do?  I was going to be alone for Christmas.  I had been alone before during the Christmas holiday.  My last year of obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree at California State University Northridge.  Which was poetic in a way because it was also the […]

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2nd Korean Language Class

Korean Lang. Class & Hairdresser After a week of torture, I was transferred to what I call the slow learner course for studying Hangul.  I later found out teachers are not allowed to use any English to teach even if they are fluent.  There were far more confusing and often difficult rules to comprehend in […]

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Facebook Groups To Join For South Korea Expats

Facebook Groups Do you want to read about foreigners experience while living in South Korea?  Whether you’re an English teacher, a bargain hunter, or an entrepreneur look no further than these specialized groups. Entrepreneurs In Seoul (EIS) The group focuses on connecting entrepreneurs to influential people in media, government, and investors.  The group has over […]

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University Student in Korea

 학생 – Hagsaeng I went to the Korean language center office at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with one of my fifty pounds bags and a notebook.  I knew that I couldn’t check into my dorm room until three p.m., but I thought I could carry one of my bags with me while I checked out […]

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Myeongdong Shopping District

Shopping & Eating In Myeondong Friendly Unfamiliar Face I sat staring at the busy people rushing around Seoul Station.  This was the busiest train station I had ever seen.  I sat on a bench with a lot of other elderly people.   The elderly who were not in a hurry and were happy to see young […]

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South Korea Customs Experience

Customs And A Non-Stop Train Ride Korea Customs Declarations I’m offered a wheelchair and service to the baggage check by the stewardess, which I shyly declined.  A part of me wanted to take her up on the free offer.  I could be the first person off the plane and I could have someone help with […]

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Emergency In Flight

Emergency On Korean Air LAX Airport As my sister drove me to the airport I felt a sense of nostalgia.  Her love for travel and foreign films is what started me on this journey.  I don’t think this was her intention when she told me to watch a cute tv drama on Hulu called Coffee […]

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Moving Abroad To South Korea

Traveling from California to Seoul I woke up in the morning feeling incredibly sick.  I don’t know whether it was because my mind wouldn’t stop racing or the insurmountable to-do lists I needed to complete before I left the United States later that night.  I quit my job and I was leaving everything that was […]