Joon Park: Wassup Man A Must See

Joon Park YouTube Channel Review I first came across Joon Park (Park Joon-hyung) on a variety show called Roommate.  Park’s outgoing and tell it like it’s personality immediately endears viewers to his onscreen persona.  His frequent chants of JYP Nation and BAAAM! have also became synonymous with his brand. Joon Park is a Korean-American singer and entertainer.  He’s best known for his involvement in the … Continue reading Joon Park: Wassup Man A Must See

What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

Experiences During The First Week Studying Abroad After I arrived in South Korea I went to the nearest Daiso store almost every day.  I was prepared to study abroad I wasn’t prepared to live on my own.  Imagine you’re moving into a new apartment what are the products you will need to purchase; close hangers, a broom, shower slippers the list could go on. However, … Continue reading What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

This guest post is written by Linda.  I first met Linda, during the one day tour of the Garden of Morning Calm and Petite France in South Korea.  It has been over a year since our first meeting.  During that time we have bonded over our love of travel, food, and family stories.  Below is her inspiring journey of moving and finding employment in Korea.  It … Continue reading A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

American Misconceptions About Living In South Korea

Expat Life In South Korea After arriving in South Korea there are always expats who are disappointed and want to return home.  Usually, it’s because of their preconceived misconceptions about living in South Korea.  I’m not debating whether you should apply to become a teacher or study abroad in South Korea. I want to write about the myths about moving abroad. My hope is that … Continue reading American Misconceptions About Living In South Korea

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

How To Stay Warm During Winter In South Korea

No Heat & No Flannel Pajamas!  Lesson Learned. Since, the weather keeps reverting, rain and snow in some parts of the United States when it should be getting warmer outside, I want to go back to something that happened during my first Winter at Hankuk University dormitory I forgot to post. My heart went out inside my dorm room.  At first, I thought I just … Continue reading How To Stay Warm During Winter In South Korea

The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Seoul, South Korea Expat Finality My last month in South Korea I would go on a trip every weekend to eat lunch and have dessert.  I liked combining the two, like when I went to my first vegan festival.  I shared this recurring theme with another friend who lived in Korea. What were my plans for returning to the United States was a recurring question … Continue reading The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Dongdaemun Design Plaza Trip The weather was warmer and people wanted to spend time outside enjoying the outdoor activities they had missed because of the Winter.  This was my first trip going to Dongdaemun Design Plaza.  I was having a lot of first since coming to South Korea.  I read somewhere that’s why it feels so great to travel you’re taken out of your normal … Continue reading Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Insadong Street Shopping And Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

Insadong Street Shopping And A Korean Buffet I decided to meet with my two new friends whom I met on the one day trip to Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm.  We met on a Saturday, in Insadong (인사동) a little past 11:00 a.m. since we wanted to beat the afternoon lunch crowd. In my opinion, midday is the perfect time to go to Insadong … Continue reading Insadong Street Shopping And Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

Informing Friends and Family You're Moving Abroad

Informing Friends And Family You’re Moving Abroad

Bridging The Gap Between At Home & Abroad The confusion of having to tell your family and friends that you want to move to abroad is nerve-racking and requires plenty of advanced preparations.  I informed co-workers and family I intended to study at a University in South Korea I experienced a myriad of questions.  Because of the current political climate (Fall 2016) they didn’t understand … Continue reading Informing Friends And Family You’re Moving Abroad

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

예뻐요 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies I continued taking Korean Language class even though I realized that it would take longer than I initially believed.  One caveat about immersing yourself in another culture is that a part of you wants to hold onto your own culture. In a country where beauty is considered thin with pale skin, both of which I don’t have or want … Continue reading Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea