Thursday, June 9, 2011

40 Days: Gwangalli Beach (Day 17)

2010 was one of my worst years ever. At the end of January 2011, some of my closest friends left Korea. I was heartbroken and in need of some peace, quiet and serious soul searching. Luckily there was a long weekend (Lunar New Year) at the beginning of February, so I set about trying to find a quiet and inexpensive place to go.

Friday, June 3, 2011

40 Days: My so-called friend (Day 18)

We've all had that friend. The sweetest, nicest person around and then, one day, she just turns on you... I've had a few of those, but by far the worst of the lot was a Korean looker named...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

40 Days: Around a cup (Day 19)

For the past 25 years, I have been starting my mornings with a cup of coffee. I'm pretty much addicted to my first cup in the morning and a few more during the day. I also like the socialness that comes with it. Many a new friendship / relationship has started with the words: "Let's have coffee sometime".

40 Days: Addiction (Day 20)

I have a confession: I am an addict. I didn't know that I was an addict until I came to Korea.

40 Days: Twinkle-twinkle (Day 21)

Bling is everything in Korea. Little girls walk around with bright, sparkling headbands. Old women wear bows and shiny pins and even the poodles get their nails painted and their ears dyed pink.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

40 Days: To be free... (Day 22)

"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage."

-Thucydides

In a way leaving Korea means leaving behind a lot of my freedom.