Summer begins early here in Southern Spain. Long days with orange sunsets lingering closer to midnight every week. Long days full of sand, friends and long lunches under oversize umbrellas perched atop the lolling seashore. Vista Hermosa is a stone’s throw from the Navy base where we do our grocery shopping and Dr. appts. How… Continue reading Summer Begins
It’s June and in the high 70s. I’m in shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops standing at the produce aisle in the supermarket getting funny looks from two women in jeans and cardigans. If this is “chilly”, I’m not looking forward to the heat of summer.
He thinks he’s sorry! Gotta love it!
It was at church this past Sunday that I realized something. I have spent the last 9 months here pointing out all the differences between Americans and Koreans when I should be focusing on the ways we are the same. A Korean woman asked my friend and I if, in America, husbands and wives grow… Continue reading Cut From the Same Cloth
This year is crawling at a snail’s pace right now and I will be the most elated expat in Korea in 5 months, 1 week and 4 days! I know it’s early but I’ve started my farewell letter to Korea (yes, I like to plan ahead): Dear Korea, 1) No, I will not sit in… Continue reading 5 months, 1 week and 4 days….
Joe and I went on a Cultural Tour of Gyeonggi-do last weekend. Just some background info, Gyeonggi-do, sometimes referred to as Kyeongi-do because Gs and Ks are interchangeable in Hangul, is the province we live in. Over 20% of Korea’s population, live in Gyeonggi-do and it encompasses Seoul and Suwon, two large cities in… Continue reading I Love Gyeonggi-do (do I really?)
I’m back from Tokyo although a 16 hour night sleep was in order… Jayme and I had an awesome time and it was way too short. I was definitely not ready to come back to stinky Korea. We stayed in Fussa, a little town outside Tokyo, where Yokota AB is located. Fussa is very cute,… Continue reading Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto! (Image heavy post)
Well, it looks like Joe and I are not going to Jeju next weekend. It’s 1 AM here and I finally got off the phone with Expedia for the 3rd time. My realization that this trip was not going to happen were brought on by a list of frustrating events: 1) After realizing the ferry… Continue reading Jeju Update…
Mondays, are they anybody’s favorite? I would love to meet someone who actually likes Mondays, I will take their temperature and check their psychological medical records. There are days when living in another country excites me to no end and then there are days when I say to myself, “Have Koreans been living under a… Continue reading The peak of frustration…
Haircuts A little background info… I used to get my haircut only about twice a year, part of the reason was the fact that I was always trying to let it grow and then when I moved to NYC I couldn’t afford or rationalize paying $100 for a shampoo, cut and blowdry unless I had… Continue reading The most random post in the history of Joes Melans…