All posts by Danlin Zhao

Living in Korea

Although I very much miss my parents and friends back in Philadelphia, there are 3 perks that I will miss about living in Korea and wish could be emulated back in the States. They may seem like such simple things, but I think they’re important when it comes to an ideal place to live in. ...

Shopping at Gangnam Terminal

Gangnam is known for their extremely luxurious and lavish products. International brand name stores could be found here, boasting the title of the home of the only official Apple store in South Korea. I’ve actually been told to skip out on visiting Gangnam as it just wasn’t college-student-wallet friendly. The once popularized song, “Gangnam Style” ...

And the results are in…

It has been approximately two weeks post-midterm week and I finally got my last exam results back. I had started studying two weeks prior to the exam date to compensate for my weekend Japan trip the right before the exams. You could tell midterm-week was approaching by how packed the study rooms were. Eyes were ...

Four-day Weekend at Japan

Somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit growing up was Japan. Japanese culture made an entrance to my life early on once I discovered art and animation. It continues to influence my style in drawing and holds a near and dear part of my childhood. I figured since I was doing study abroad in Korea, and ...

Cats, Dogs, and Coffee- Oh My!

An extremely trendy pastime around here is to sit back and relax in cafes around here. You could find a handful of coffee shops on every couple of blocks. You don’t need to look far for a quick pick-me-up. You may be thinking of a regular coffee shop, but we’re talking about Korea, so what’s ...

Woah, we’re halfway there

Midterms week is here and while studying has definitely been on my mind, another thing on my mind is how this event has officially marked the halfway mark of the term. I must say though, in no way does that mean I am a pro at navigating through Korea. There are still so many instances ...

Fighting Homesickness

After the dust begins to settle and the craziness of moving to a foreign country winds down, it becomes easy to start feeling a little homesick. As someone who had always lived at home with my parents, it was a huge leap to studying abroad for 4 months. Here’s the thing about moving out for ...