Chronicling Korea: Eating as a Community

Before coming to Korea, I never thought twice about eating alone. In a typical day, I have a very different schedule from that of my friends, and so naturally I would eat most or even all meals by myself. That just made sense. Here, however, it's a different story. In Korea, it can be seen … Continue reading Chronicling Korea: Eating as a Community

“Yes I Can”

So I’ve moved countries…again. If you’re new here, I grew up in the sunny state of California, but at 18 I left home for Vancouver, Canada, where I went to university. I spent my third year abroad in Oslo, Norway, and that’s when I really spent time on this blog. I went back to Vancouver … Continue reading “Yes I Can”

Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Man, do I have to pee.  That's it, that's the end of my year (10 months, whatever) of exchange, of adventure. I flew to Oslo 10 months ago and had one of the toughest days of my life, sleep-deprived and hungry, pushing my body weight in luggage around a foreign country on one of the … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End

This is it, this is the moment it all starts. Okay, so, "it" has been going on forever because "it" essentially is life, but this moment feels particularly...momentous. This is the beginning of the end of my exchange. On Thursday I finished my last two finals, on Friday I took a short break, and today … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End

What to do, What to do…

I wouldn't say my life is a mess necessarily, but I would say that there are quite a few complicated aspects of it swimming around my head on a daily basis. Between finishing up finals, packing up my room, getting ready to travel for three months, trying to better my health, and personal things going … Continue reading What to do, What to do…

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress

Pretty soon I'm going to have to title these something else, because my exchange is certainly coming to a close.  To just jump in and address the title, I am starting to stress out quite a bit. It's my own fault, really. Well, it's a combination of having a lot going on and procrastinating proactive … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Starting to Stress