I miss you, South Korea. This blog has served as a diary for my time spent in South Korea. It is a a record of all my adventures and the wonderful times I had in Korea. Of course, there were some tough times but I learned from everything I experienced and am forever changed. I left my heart in Korea and plan on returning a few times a year to visit the life long friends I had made during my stay.
I've been back in the States for a month and a half and there are so many things I miss:
1. The food: from kimchi to buddae jjigae, the food of Korea is incredible!
2. The television dramas: I am totally hooked and look forward to what comes in the future. Thank goodness for http://www.dramabeans.com/ where I can go and watch with subtitles.
3. The crafts: I learned maedeup (Korean knotting) and chilbo (Korean enameling) and will continue to improve my skills.
4. The people: So many opened their hearts to us and I will forever remember their kindness.
5. The traffic: no this isn't a joke! I will NEVER complain about traffic here in the States again.
6. Ajummas: The older Korean women who are headstrong, sassy, and a thing to behold. I brought back a little ajumma in me so watch out world!
7. Coffee: It always followed dinner with our Korean friends and was a time to share.
8. Noribang: Which usually followed coffee where you could get a room and sing your lungs out to your favorite songs.
9. Korean newscasters: They always bow at the end of the broadcast and I miss it.
10. Korean food on television: You could always turn to a channel and see a reporter checking out a small restaurant showing how the food is prepared. I could watch it for hours.
11. Bowing: I still catch myself doing it. I may never stop.
12. Public transportation: From the bus to the subway. It's convenient and cheap. Now, I have to drive everywhere I want to go.
13. Korean yoga: I thought it would kill me but I survived and continue with my exercises here. I still don't think I will every be as good as my 70 year old plus classmates.
14. Korean palaces and gates (forts): We don't have anything that old here in the U.S. and it was all around me.
15. Kim Bum Soo: My favorite SINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My adventures in crafting will continue on my new blog: http://www.theconstantcrafter.blogspot.com/
- Ajou University Hospital
- Becky's Books
- Blood Type
- Dongdaemun Market
- Dr. Fish Cafe
- Ewha Woman's University
- Fan Death
- Flying Business Class
- Fortune Teller
- Hannam Supermarket
- Hongdae (Hongnik University)
- Hwaseong Fortress
- Icheon Ceramic Village
- Incheon Airport
- Jeju Island
- Korean Dentist
- Korean Dramas
- Korean Driver's License
- Korean First Birthday Party
- Korean Folk Village
- Korean News
- Korean Wedding
- Lunar New Year
- Olympic Park
- Polymer Clay
- Seoul International Quilt Festival 2007
- Seoul Tower
- Squat Toilets
- Tae Kwon Do
- The Carol Duvall Show
- U.S. Beef
- War Museum of Korea