#14 – Stereotypes

Q: What are some misconceptions that you had of Asians that changed since you moved to an Asian country? I want you to do something for me. I want you to reach into the deep crevice of your mind and think of all the stereotypes that you were introduced to as a kid, teen, young…

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#13- Change

Q: How has living in Korea affected and changed you as an individual? You know the sayings, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are” and “You are what you eat”? I used to think that these sayings were fibs. I mean, I’m the only one who can decide my fate, right?…

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#11- 6 Things I Didn’t Know

Q: What are some common everyday differences between American life and Korean life? Before coming here, I did a lot of research on Korean culture and common behaviors in order to easily adjust to my life here. However, online research can never substitute for personal experience, so I’ve decided to compile a small list of…

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#10- Social Culture Pt. 3 (Drinking)

Q: Is drinking important in Korean culture? Wow, this post is long overdue. I’ve mentioned in my earlier posts that drinking is a huge part of the Korean culture and it’s true. Koreans love to go drinking with friends. However, I think the reason why I thought it was bigger than it probably is, was…

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#9- Challenges Teaching in Korea

Q: What are some challenges you experience teaching in Korea? Teaching in Korea has been quite the experience. The way the schools work here, and how kids learn is very different from what I was used to in America. It has been a challenge for me to find a way to connect with the kids…

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#8 – Racism

I want to start by saying that this post will be a little different from the ones I’ve done previously. The past few weeks and days have been difficult for those back home, and I just want to say that even though I’m miles away from you, I understand and I’m praying and fighting alongside…

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#7 – Vegetarian

Q: Is it possible to be a vegetarian in Korea? One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I maintain my vegetarian dietary habits in South Korea. Honestly, I don’t know. I just do. I didn’t grow up eating meat so I don’t crave it. I don’t see it and go, “Oh,…

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#6 – Culture Shock

Q: What was some culture shocks that you experienced after moving to Korea? Surprisingly, there was/is a lot. Like, more than I expected. I think subconsciously I tried to accept everything as normal so the culture differences didn’t stand out to me as much, but after I considered my everyday American life and my current…

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