Midnight Magic

It is the eve of the new year and there is less than one week remaining until I leave for Kenya and begin my Mt. Kilimanjaro hiking adventure.  I have been fairly busy as of late preparing for the trip, wrapping up our second semester at school, and navigating my schedule to make time for …

The Perfect Weekend SETup

One of the more peculiar segments of my weekly schedule in Korea occurs on Sundays at an unassuming elementary school called 서원초 (SeowonCho).  From 1:30-5pm, my time belongs to a group of Ajjeossi’s (older men, usually between 40 and 60 years old).  There are of course other people: my friend 명렬, college students and the …

I Do

I was carefully debating whether or not I should bring my suit back to Korea after being home this summer.  Going back and forth, weighing the pros and cons, I found it surprisingly difficult to make a decision.  My budding adult sensibilities were telling me that a suit is a must-have in a person’s wardrobe.  …