Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bo Go Ship Da

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/

10 comments:

Helena said...

Are you going to be able to keep up the chilbo? That's so pretty. And goes with the maedeup so well!

You could say "ka go ship da," which means "want to go." I hope you can go back some day!

Megan Doerr said...

We discovered a good Korean restaurant in Eagan, called Hoban. It's a bit of a drive, but very worth it.

Becky said...

Helena: My kiln came yesterday so now I'm just waiting for our ocean shipment which has the rest of my chilbo supplies. So the answer is yes! I'm planning on a trip back in the Fall.

Megan: Thanks for the great tip. I will have to check it out.

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Lalchand Khatri said...

Yes this is very beautiful place. but when i visited china i enjoyed my journey on many places without worry
because i hired china car service with professional driver.in

andrie said...

We've been to Korea last 2 months ago, its so nice to discover new Korean foods it was so memorable, we gonna love it. We in the timeshare relief planning to visit their again.

andrie said...

I miss south Korea too, I love to come back the place if possible soon, I miss the foods, the delicacies and more. I miss Seoul, and the people that I meet their before, hope South Korea was included in the transfer smart itinerary for 2010.

Marie said...

i just discovered this blog and I just want to say i miss AMERICA!
haha I'm living in Korea currently and I would really like to get back to America... I miss candy corns... XD

bituin said...

hi!!! i recently came across a blog you wrote about kim bum soo's concert in suwon. i think that was you...i went to his concert in busan and i wanted to compare notes. i am going to another concert in november and trying to get a rose this time around..hahaha. it's nice to find other foreigners who appreciate him because it doesn't seem like that many foreigners are interested in his music. please send me a message at mbituin@gmail.com if you have time. thanks for reading this!

bituin said...

hi!!! i recently came across a blog you wrote about kim bum soo's concert in suwon. i think that was you...i went to his concert in busan and i wanted to compare notes. i am going to another concert in november and trying to get a rose this time around..hahaha. it's nice to find other foreigners who appreciate him because it doesn't seem like that many foreigners are interested in his music. please send me a message at mbituin@gmail.com if you have time. thanks for reading this!

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