Juu’s Journey- Eating Out

This video was long overdue, but I finally got around to getting it done. Eating out here is always an experience. Whether it’s struggling to order in Korean or finding place that can accommodate dietary restrictions, I tend to face a new challenge every day. Where do I go out to eat normally? These days,…

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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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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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#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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#22- Temple Food

Q: You’re a vegetarian? What do you eat when you go out then??? Being a vegetarian in Korea comes with its challenges. There are days when I just go hungry or snack on simple foods because I am tired of eating the same things and have no idea how to spice up my meals. Another…

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#20- Quarantine Blues

Q: How are you coping with corona and quarantine? Being halfway across the world from friends and family and living alone in a tiny apartment with restrictions on who I can meet and where I can go, isn’t exactly the best recipe for sanity. Since the second wave of corona has been making its way…

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