Category: South Korea

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 ...

Is This My Stop?

Wow! I’ve been in Korea for over 10 weeks now! Time sure flies! Reflecting on my experience so far, I realize I’ve been traveling around Seoul a lot recently. So, how do I usually get around Korea? Depending on where I want to go, I rely heavily on the subway system. If I can’t get ...

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 ...

Fun-dae in Hongdae!

Midterm week is finally over! After pulling all nighters to retain the material needed to past your exams, it’s time to wind down and have a little bit of fun! All students deserve it! A great place to do that with a friend or two? Hongdae! I’ve brought up Hongdae in a previous post, but ...

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 ...

K-Pop Shenanigans: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Kpop Shenanigans, a never ending cycle of events, especially if you stan a lot of groups! As mentioned in my previous post, we’ll be diving into the world of fansigns today! What is a fansign you may ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like: an album signing for fans with ...

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 ...