Back in Korea
It sure is good to be home. Weird isn’t it to think of Korea as home? But it is in many ways. I’ve now lived in our building (F Dong we call it) longer than I’ve lived anywhere else in my life. Wow. That is wild.
Each time I come back, I have all kinds of issues. Emotional stuff.
-Sigh. My own place. My own bed.
-Don’t tell me we just spent nearly 90,000 won (close to $85) on a tank of gas! (we have a tiny car too)
-I miss my family! Sniffles.
-Ah, the fresh kimchi breeze of Seoul. Honest, the air smells like kimchi. Good thing I like to eat kimchi.
- Friends! Hugs and get togethers.
- Air sirens. Today was the training day for the air raids. We don’t do anything at our school but in the city it’s a drill of some sort. Those sirens are loud too! I have to admit it freaks me out every time even though I know it’s safe here.
- Cool military stuff- When the fighter jets flew over today, Luke thought all that noise was thunder. Then he wanted to know if they were the good guys or the bad guys. I just shook my head and thought BOYS!
-Koreans- I love the Korean people!
-Do I really need to recycle EVERYTHING? Okay, so it’s good for the environment. Every time I go back to the States, I cringe at how much waste there is. My only stipulation is that Doug has to do the food recycling. I don’t even want to know what grows and lives in those bins.
-The food is so expensive it forces you to go on a diet. Seriously. It’s bad when we visit Hawaii and are shocked at how cheap the food is there.
-Korean food- yum! And Korean rice too. Missed that.
How about you? What do you miss the most after you go away on a long trip?