Dear Mom,

To your soft yet wise words that have sustained me into adulthood, To your slender and calloused hands that held, fed, and supported me through the years, To your robust and slim body that carried and raised not only me but my siblings as well, To your smile and melodious laughter that always put my…

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#29 – Animal Lover’s Haven

Q: Are there other things people can do at cafes other than sit and talk with their friends? In an earlier post, I talked about the different cafes that one could find in Korea. I finally took the time to visit some interesting ones! I mention in the post that cafes are commonplace for friends to hang…

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#28- More than Seoul

Q: How is Seoul different from other places in Korea? When you think of South Korea, what comes to mind?Is it the emotional investing dramas?The ever-growing, upbeat K-pop music?Is it the charming, well-known city of Seoul? Whether it’s one of these three things or something else, I’m here to tell you that the charm of…

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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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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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Juu’s Journey – Transportation Troubles

Korean transportation system is quite convenient and easy to do ONCE you UNDERSTAND it. There have been some instances where I made some simple mistakes of my life a bit harder from lack of information or misinformation. So, I thought I’d take some time to share with you all some mistakes I’ve made since moving…

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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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