So after having whimpered early off about my introduction to my apartment and Daegu, I’ve been reluctant to show you my free English teacher’s apartment….
Do you find you often take your city for granted? I know I do.
I took Daegu for granted, wishing I lived in a more exciting city like Seoul. But one of the things I’ve found a deep love for, which Seoul could never replace, is my happy neighborhood of Singi-dong!
I’ve loved living in the suburbs, where life is slower and steeped with character.
But if you remember my first GRRRL whimper, I went into culture shock!
The Korean public school system regulates that it’s teachers and principals change schools every five years. This year, six of our teachers were leaving (as well as my principal, whom I really love). This past Wednesday, my school had a going away dinner for the teachers in our school.
Korea has one-stop shopping giants, similar to Target and Kmart…
with one major difference– Korea knows how to make shopping an experience!
Life isn’t always clear cut. Sometimes, it can feel complicated or vague with torn edges, eraser smudges, double and triple folds and indistinct lines for a path…
So you trailblaze your own journey, forge your own rules.
When you do this, life becomes messy.
Fortunately for avid K-drama fans, you don’t have to waddle up the steep cash for a tour guide. The Korean Tourism Organization helps Korean drama addicts connect to the film locations of their favorite show.
Love Letter #3: Daegu, Korea
They say it seldom snows in Daegu, but it’s been snowing all day.
Only a few cars were out on the road this morning, driving real slow. Many teachers reverted to the subway to get to work, parents accompanied their children to school on foot and it’s surmounted in a bit of displacement in the monotonous routine of drivers. School started merrily late today. After lunch recess, the kids got into the spirit of the first major snowfall by getting into snow play. Did they build snowmen or make angels in the snow? No…