The Good Shufu – Book Review

This is a memoir of an American woman who takes a job assignment teaching ESL to Asian executives and ends up falling quickly in love with a Japanese man. Their love for one another grows slowly but steadily, despite language and cultural misunderstandings. Often, Tracy, the author, questions whether their relationship will even survive, how […]

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Taking the TOPIK I

Finally! I experienced the TOPIK for the first time. Some of you might remember that I took the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in the summer, and that I planned on taking the TOPIK, which is the Korean equivalent. Well, I was finally able to sign up and (after a bit of drama) finished my […]

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Those pesky goals…

At the beginning of this year, I was optimistic that my whole life would change for the better in the course of 12 months. I would move to Korea, get out of my long-distance relationship and start a “real” one where my fiancé and I could go on dates to exciting places on the weekends. […]

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All the Furniture!!!

Exhaustion wiped me out yesterday… I suddenly got a call last week saying my visa number was issued, which meant I had to go to Japan to get my visa for Korea put into my passport…The next day. I scrambled to write a paper for grad school, pack up my things, and set my alarm […]

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