# 022- Diary of a Foreigner

Things that seem impossible now are full of possibility. A world that was clouded by fear and insecurity now seems bright with hope and possibility. The constant feeling of emptiness seems to disappear, replaced by something new, something still unclear. The hours that seemed to drag now fly by at lightning speed. Something spectacular and…

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New Challenges

Usually, on this blog, I talk about general life in Korea and Korean culture. However, today, I thought it’d be nice to take something from my personal life and share some things I’m doing personally. Two weeks ago, I went to a radio broadcasting station in my province called Gwangju Foreign Network (GFN). It’s an…

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#25 – Christmas Difference

Q: How is celebrating Christmas in Korea different from America? #1. One Day Holiday. Even though the longest break in Korea is the winter break, this break doesn’t include the Christmas holiday. For Christmas, the kids get one day off to celebrate with their family and will go to school the following school day. So…

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JuuTime (Ep. 3) – Age in South Korea

One of the most confusing thing for me is the honorific aspect of Korean language. There are many unspoken rules that one will learn overtime but I thought just help others avoid the embarrassing mistakes or situations I find myself in. In this podcast, I chat with three of my friends about the Korean age…

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Curiosity? Racism?

Q: “Why is the palm of your hands clean but the back of your hands dirty? Your whole body is dirty!” “Why do you look like that?” “Your face is burnt.” Genuine questions. Ignorant statements. How do you respond to questions about differences you can’t control? None of the questions nor the one statement were…

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#23- Home Blues

Q: What are some things you miss about living in America? As the holidays, the big ones at least, near, I can’t help but feel a little twinge of sadness and loneliness. It’s never easy being apart from family or friends, but there is something especially lonely about being apart during this part of the…

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