My dad sent me an excellent care package from home. It’s not anything I ever expected, but I am so grateful for my amazing dad. Sure, he sent me dried seaweed, but that’s just his funny sense of humor. I miss and love him every day.
With this, here are some ideas I have for an awesome care package for an American female teacher working in South Korea. In no particular order…
A few years ago I saw a strange sight on my drive through the my new hometown of Ulsan. It was a brightly lit drive-through McDonald’s connected to a self-serve gas station. Both of which are fairly normal in the West but rare (at that time) in Korea. I stopped and snapped of a few shots for an HDR shot. I must admit that it was to be more or less something that I just wanted to point out to the local people in Ulsan. Little did I know that it was to make it’s rounds around the world.
In a little less than a week I will be in JAPAN!! I'm really excited, and I devoted a big chunk of this past weekend getting ready and cleaning and making lots of lists. I have also been doing some of my favorite things to do before a trip.
Books: Not only am I pouring over the guidebooks I've borrowed from friends (right now I have 2 Japan travel books and one Tokyo book), but I've also decided what book to bring to read on the trip itself. There's an awesome used English bookstore in my neighborhood called "Fully Booked" which is absolutely great (I'll devote a whole post to them later), but they had a few Murakami books on the shelves so I decided to be super nerdy and read "Kafka on the Shore" while traveling through Japan. It was the first Murakami book I had ever read and one that I had passed on to other friends to read, so I bought another copy and it worked out really well. When I think of riding the trains through Japan, I think of Murakami.