I’ve decided that while I’m going through this homesickness, I’m going to try and make a list of all the things I like about Korea. I’m going to try and make this an on-going list, so I’ll come back and update from time to time.
Note: Keep in mind that I’ve been going through homesickness and my outlook right now is a bit bitter, so I’ll try to update when I’m on an upswing on my mood.
Things I like About Life in South Korea
*Getting an entire case of strawberries from the fruit seller guy on the corner…for less than $5. (It’s 5,000 Won)
*The landscape/scenery/natural beauty of the country (love the mountains! and how close the beach is)
*The bluntness of the people–I hear that I’m beautiful about 400x more often here than I did back home. (at home: in bars by drunk people, my family, or just general compliments on my eyes or hair, or comments from old people) Here: more common and very direct. An actual “You’re beautiful.” which…feels awesome. Definitely better than “damnnnn girl, you fine!” lol.
^^However, there is a huge flip-side to this. Those jeans make you look fat? You’ll hear about it.
*The KTX//High Speed Rail System
*The fact that hugs and playing with my kids is encouraged..not shameful or something that could put you at risk for a lawsuit.
*Not having to pay for gas. (love driving, don’t like the expense…especially now that I’ve experienced what it’s like without it)
*Sending half/$1000 (a bit less than that with the fees) home each month out of my paycheck.