Yes, the long awaited post is here. Having no internet in your apartment tends to hinder how much you blog, my apologies.
Well, here I am in Korea. The land of flashy signs, cheap food and beer and weird smells. It’s been just over a month since I arrived and I have had some great adventures and some very challenging times. As I was thinking about what to write to all of you I thought about just telling you how everything was great and wonderful and sun-shiny, but I changed my mind. This is a place for me to be honest, to tell you what is really going on while I am here, without of course, a cloud of depression following you for the rest of the day. However, I am not going to sugar coat it.
So far, things in Korea have been very difficult for me. It was, and is, extremely hard adapting to a completely different culture, despite the fact that Vancouver has a large population of Asians. My job is easy but the demands and the workplace are difficult and frustrating. Also, I’m not foreigners are not the friendliest type here, which does not make it easy to make friends let me tell you.
Going around South Korea is going well, though, and it’s incredibly easy. Transportation is way better and cheaper here than Vancouver or Toronto, who knew. I am living day by day and trying, I’ll admit basically failing, at finding something good to focus on each day. Keep me in your prayers if and when you think of me.
On the bright side, quite literally, here are some actual sun-shiny shots of South Korea.