So when the Korean computer repair shop couldn’t revive my Mac Airbook this past month, I didn’t know what to do with it. But now that it was deemed waste, I didn’t feel like packing dead weight onward to other countries. Maybe it was time to do what I do, whenever my traveling gets weighed down with too many souvenirs? Time to mail it home.
Here are 7 tips to Starting Over:
• Find a job… any job.
It doesn’t matter what your major or career was before you left.
If there’s one feeling a foreigner dreads, is that their money might get accidentally locked in Korea, while they’re thousands of miles away; and this is not a distant possibility. Your last salary pay and security pension is usually deposited into your account a month or so, ‘after’ you leave the country!
Hawaii is finally starting hook into Korean culture and it’s more than just Korean plate lunches, kimchi and Korean BBQ…
Ever since I’ve been back in Hawaii, I’ve noticed a change. Korean-ification. Much of this spreading interest to learn about Korea, is largely due to the popularity of Korean dramas and Kpop.
I have the honor to introduce my first guest post. Well, not really… When my mom was visiting me over the holidays, she vigilantly wrote a bunch of emails to my family back home. I’m posting a short excerpt of one of our cafe excursions. 😉 Enjoy!
At the Teddy Bear Museum on Jeju Island, the teddy bears do more than just sit in glass cases in wait of love. These teddies make art history, play out war enactments, they impersonate famous stars, such as Elvis and Marilyn, they depict Korean history and even act out scenes from popular movies, like Titanic.
So, I’ve promised some of you the inside tip on the best jjimjilbang in Seoul… After the disappointment of Seoul’s much hyped Dragon Hill Spa, I was reluctant to return for another night of overnight non-thrill on a hard wood floor. Fortunately, a friend offered me an alternative suggestion…
Why do Koreans get such luminous and flawless skin? For a country fixed on skin-deep aethestics, plastic surgeons, immaculate dress styles, pinpoint-fluffed hair and healthy diets, it stands to consistent logic that Koreans would know how to ‘create’ great looking skin.
On my return to Seoul, there was one “luxury” jjimjilbang I’d heard hype about. Dragon Hill Spa has been raved about by CNN.com, The New York Times and bloggers being one of the deluxe spas in Seoul, where celebrities frequent and TV broadcasts like Yoo Jae Suk’s show, Happy Together (I think), occasionally film. It was a spot I’d been dying to try.