I’m a Jersey girl, living in a Korean world

(hums the Barbie Girl tune)

9.9999999 times out of 10, I have no idea what people are talking about around here. I usually just assume they are making fun of us Americans, but that’s just because I’m paranoid. I can say hello, goodbye, and thank you. Luckily, I have Korean books, flashcards, and the opportunity to attend Korean speaking classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays on post.

Over the weekend, Jim and I went to E Mart (smash between Walmart and Target) and AK Plaza (an expensive mall type area.) We took the 20 bus to these places and taxis’ home. Public transportation around here is great. And if I could read/speak Korean, it would be even better. To take the bus (which goes in a circle) anywhere, it’s only 1,100 won, which is roughly a little less than an American dollar.

Continue reading

Hello from Korea

Here I am, living in Korea. Yes, that’s right, a miracle happened and I PCSed to Korea to live with Jim, in our very first apartment.

So far, I love it. Mainly because Jim is here, but also because I finally have my first home with him, even if it is 7,000 miles away from our family and friends. We will make new friends, and more importantly, we have each other, we are each other’s family.

Continue reading