KoreaRound2

My new home, Cheonan is smaller than what I’m used to,...













My new home, Cheonan is smaller than what I’m used to, with a little over 600,000 people —but it’s not a small city, by any means. It is definitely growing on me. Feels like a small but bustling city full of university students.


Fourteen days of work and I got my first cold from the kids....







Fourteen days of work and I got my first cold from the kids. During my last teaching contract, I was sick all the time. I learned to go to the doctor early and often. Whenever I waited, things got really bad.

I went to the doctor yesterday. I don’t think I have health insurance yet, but the cost was 13,000₩ to see the doctor (and use the nasal cleaning station) and 8,000₩ for three days of medicine (three times a day). That’s approximately $18.82 US. The entire process took about 40 minutes. Hope it works quickly!


My first weekend in Korea was a three-day weekend because of the...







My first weekend in Korea was a three-day weekend because of the holiday, Independence Movement Day. I went to Busan to visit my mother. I hadn’t seen her in a year. It was amusing to have her fret over me, watching her analyze my every move, continuously criticizing me and my life choices —but in a loving way that only a Korean mom can do.


Let me share a conversation I had with my boss the other day....







Let me share a conversation I had with my boss the other day. All in Korean, by the way.

Professor Kang: How old are you?
Me: I am 28 years old.
PK: Wow! You look very, very young!
Me: I know. I’m very lucky.
PK: Did you know you act like a princess?
Me: Oh. Sorry?
PK: Your butt is looking almost as round as my stomach. I think we should go on a diet together.
Me:


Korea, Round 2

I couldn’t stop thinking about Korea, and now I’m back in the country for another year. Maybe. Admittedly, the first two weeks have been tough. I had been pinning for Korea for so long, I was surprised when I wanted to immediately leave upon arrival. Below are a few reasons why this might be:


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