Things I do instead of studying Japanese

Before my move to Japan, I was super diligent about learning the language. I practiced with Youtube videos, Pimsleur’s audio lessons—anything I could get my hands on. But now that I’m here, it’s Japanese everywhere I look! My mental stamina is on the decline. So while studying Japanese would be incredibly beneficial to my relationships with my coworkers and community, sometimes I … More Things I do instead of studying Japanese

Christmas in Seoul

Day 1: We arrived in Icheon, the sleekest airport I’ve ever seen, with the prettiest travelers. Black was in, with glossy pale skin, lip tint, and heeled ankle boots. I was dressed all wrong. We headed to stay with our friends Amy and Jouni in Itaewon, the posher of Seoul’s two main foreigner neighborhoods. It’s a … More Christmas in Seoul