2.5 months in Seoul, South Korea
Friday, June 04, 2010
Revisiting Korea
It's hard to believe it's been three years since I last visited Korea. So much has happened since then, and I'm amazed to find myself a second-year medical student. Looking back at posts like this helps to remind me of all of my experiences in Korea, and why I chose to become a doctor.

Surrounded by classmates taking medical Spanish makes me think about the state of my Korean language skills. In the midst of med school, the best I can do is the occasional unwise but satisfying Korean-drama binge during exam week. It does surprise me how much I remember and retain from my Sogang classes, particularly more technical vocabulary words and reading text. I'm so glad that I had the chance to visit through the Light Fellowship ---the summers I spent in Korea definitely reinforced my language skills and will come in useful when interacting with Korean patients (fingers crossed on that one).

Anyway, a quick update to the blog-- my friend Kaila, who was my Seoul travel-buddy, and my little sister Esther are both in Korea for the summer: Esther is on the Light Fellowship through Yale. Kaila is back to work with an adoption agency and find her roots as an adoptee in Korea. Here are their blogs. I wish them luck!

Kaila's Blog: http://theroad-kaila.blogspot.com/
Esther's Blog: http://estherinseoul.blogspot.com/

Also I couldn't resist posting a food-related tidbit--a recipe for homemade yakgwa, a syrupy golden-fried Korean honey cookie:
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