First Knitted Sweater

So, a while back I finished knitting my first sweater! It went a lot smoother than I ever anticipated and it boosted my confidence, as it was my first large knitting project. Before that, I had only ever knit shawls, socks, hats, scarfs, and other small projects. Ever since I started knitting back in high […]

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Riding Rail Bikes in Wonju

My husband works all around Korea, and sometimes hospitals that are quite far away ask him to work on Saturdays, so we don’t get to have as many weekend dates as we’d like. However, one hospital was a close enough drive to Wonju, somewhere I’d yet to visit, so we decided to go after he […]

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KIIP Level 3 Class and Mid-Term Test

Finally! I finished my first 100 hours of classes through KIIP (Korean Immigration and Integration Program). I took the pre-test that’s required before signing up for classes (unless you are a complete beginner and no absolutely no Korean – then they place you at level 1) back in November. I was placed in level 3, […]

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The First Year of Marriage – Part 4

Wow, it’s already been a year since our Korean wedding ceremony! On April 9th, 2016, Junkyu and I were surrounded by our family and friends to celebrate our union. We had beautiful spring weather, a sunset behind us as we bowed to one another, and afterwards we had a fun party with our friends and […]

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Grass is greener – 남의 떡

Recently, I’ve been meeting more Korean people, mostly parents, who tell me that they want to take their kids and move to America for a year or so, in order to teach their kids English. They’ll ask me about enrolling their kids in private elementary schools, and I’ll balk, never having heard of such a thing. […]

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Less is More – 대청소

Anyone who’s asked us what my husband and I have been up to lately will know: we’ve been cleaning. And organizing. And recycling. Just generally getting rid of stuff. 요즘에 주말에 많이 청소했다. When we moved into our apartment in 2015 (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) we spent a few weekends going to […]

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Am I Creative?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and what it means to be creative. A while back, I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, and it was such an inspiring book. Gilbert believes that everyone is creative and that everyone is capable of creating. She also believes that fear holds a lot of people back […]

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