#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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#5 – Color Difference

Q: What’s it like being black in Korea? Honestly, there’s not a lot I can say on this topic. I’m black. I know it, other’s see it, and sometimes they comment on it. I mean, what am I gonna do? It’s out there for people to see. I’m not easily offended by comments about my…

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#3 – Social Culture Pt. 1 (Cafes)

Q: What is the social culture like in Korea? I touched on the differences between America’s and Korea’s social culture in a previous post, but I thought it’d be a good idea to expound upon it. As I mentioned before, socializing and hanging out in Korea is a little different than it is in the…

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Intro

Recently, I’ve been getting asked about how my life in Korea has been going. People are curious, but honestly, I don’t know how to respond. I can’t say my life has changed drastically since I moved here about a year ago- maybe in small ways, but definitely not a lot. I find that my view…

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#2 – Culture Adjustment

I got a question the other day that had my thoughts spiraling out of control. Before asked this question, I don’t think I ever really considered my life in Korea from an objective point of view, but man, after taking a bird’s eye view on my life here I feel so much better about the…

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#1- Welcome to Korea

I think the most popular question I get is, “What is Korea like?”. I find myself reluctant to answer this question because it’s very subjective. I can’t exactly tell you objectively what Korea is like because I can only relate to it from my point of view, BUT I’ll share my experience with you. Q:…

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