It's hard to explain why I kept going. Those first rehearsals were not great for me, confidence wise, and I nearly stopped going because I didn't think I was cut out for it. Choir was ten years behind me and I just couldn't do it anymore. I couldn't feel the harmonies anymore. I felt like every single note I was singing was wrong.
About a week ago, a friend from home asked me whether or not Korea was treating me better this time around. I didn't give a particularly good answer, but I did promise to blog about it when I'd had some time to think. While it's difficult to determine offhand whether it's worse or better, I have found … Continue reading The Differentness of Things: Korea Round 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYfENDpER-Y *** My brother shared this song with me on Facebook last week. I was confused, to the say the least, as I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Jack Parow. But, as my brother felt the need to share this with me, I decided to listen. Maybe it would be good for a laugh, … Continue reading Hold On
I love driving. I especially love driving at night on empty, well-lit roads. In those moments, it's like the world belongs to me. I can speed up, and hasten the arrival of that wonderful moment where the roads start to look like home, or I can slow down a little and see the city lights … Continue reading On the bus from Seoul to Incheon
I have actually been asked whether I think that this whole experience has been worth it. And yes, I will tell you, unequivocally, it has been worth it. Worth all the time, the stress, the tears and the sleepless nights. But will it continue to be worth it? I don't intend to find out.
When I got back to school after my vacation, something I'd been worried about happening had finally happened. My headphones had broken. I've grown so used to the fact that I find it difficult to get into 'work mode' if I don't have some kind of noise in my ears. But still, no big crisis. … Continue reading On The Necessity Of Headphones
I did it, didn't I? I became one of those people who keeps one of those blogs that makes people nervous about coming to Korea. It became a place where I whine about how hard my life is, how difficult it is to live in Korea and how much I miss home. And then I … Continue reading Whiny Expat Bloggers