2.5 months in Seoul, South Korea
 
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Leaving Tomorrow.. T.T
Getting up earlier than I have this entire summer -- 4:30 AM!! -- in order to take the airport shuttle from Seoul to Inchon, and then fly to Japan -- transfer --- and Chicago --- transfer -- and FINALLY NEW JERSEY!

Leaving Korea =(
it was definitely the most memorable trip of my life, but at the same time I'm looking forward to going back~

Things I'll Miss from Seoul
- being with halmunee, aunts, cousins, uncles who are all so completely comfortable with each other and spend long periods of time sitting on a hardwood floor joking and eating fruit
- chunsa classroom at Sogang; hearing Japanese-accented Korean, discussing things like "explaining directions" and "eating boshintang" for hours
- eating ddukbokki/ramen/kimbahp/chigae for like $3 at 4 AM
- crass Korean jokes that are nonetheless hilarious
- sparkling clean floors
- Korean barbecue + soju, a perfect combination
- NOREHBANG!
- having everything be little and cute, from stationary to kitchen appliances
- going to a restaurant and finishing everything in my plate without feeling pregnant
- hongdae club night
- working up a sweat in jjeemjeelbang, Korean sauna


Things I Miss in America
- understanding everything that is said around me (at least if it's in English)
- actually seeing people who do NOT have pale skin, dark hair, and Asian features
- hearing ebonics
- home family =)
- friends =]
- clothes in non-pastel or fluorescent colors that don't fall apart after 1 washing
- DRYING MACHINES
- pancakes. fatty breakfast foods like bacon and eggs, especially from Cracker Barrel
- driving
- shopping without having the salespeople tail me.. actually, American shopping malls
- COMFORTABLE SHOES
- fake Chinese food- eg, lo mein, general tso's chicken
- inches, yards, pounds, miles.. not having to convert units in my head

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