My husband has finally received his Korean citizenship!! He applied for it in July 2016 and he just received his identification card at the end of June 2017. This is has been a long time coming. Before he had his citizenship, he was on an F-4 visa, which allowed me to get the F-1 visa. The biggest downside to the F-1 is that I can’t work here in Korea. There were also limits to my
Well I’ve made it to the end of level 2 at Sogang. I took my writing test on Thursday, and took my grammar/reading/listening tests on Friday. The only test I had left was my speaking interview which was on Monday. In the interview, some of the questions I answered really well, however there were a few that I really stumbled on. But in the end
Since the middle of February, my husband and I have been cooking mainly Korean food. There are a couple of reasons for this. One reason is that it is far cheaper to cook local food than to try and cook Western style food. Another reason is Korean side dishes contain so many vegetables. So it gets us eating a lot more vegetables than we normally do. However, the last reason
I had seen on various blogs about Korea that buying vegetables and fruit from local vendors and markets was a lot cheaper than buying them from the chain supermarkets. These blogs recommended finding a market near your location, but I could never really find one that was close enough to me. However, one day my husband and I stumbled upon a tiny market in between Hongdae and Sinchon. It is very small, I don’t think I’d actually call it a…
I wanted to post a quick update, which is another way of saying I am putting off studying. Tomorrow I have a test but I’m really lacking the motivation to study for it right now. Partly because I have already studied a lot over the weekend, and the other part is because of today’s class. My past experiences with review classes at Sogang have been good. They usually hand out a ton of review papers. The speaking teacher…
I’ve decided to take classes at Sogang again, starting in March. My goal is to get into level 2, especially since I had to repeat level 1 twice. At the time, I was upset that I had to repeat a level, however looking back, I’m really glad I did. Because it really cemented those grammar points in my head. I was also encouraged when a friend told me they repeated level 1 in various places quite a few times….
It was my 29th birthday last week, and the second one I’ve celebrated here in Korea. The hubs and I went to 티앙팡 (Tea Angpang) for my birthday. It is located near 이대 (Edae), about five minutes from the subway station exit 3. The outside of the cafe actually says Afternoon Tea, but it is the same place.
A week ago my parents sent me some things from back in the states, and it finally arrived! Some of what was in the box was yarn! They sent me 100% cotton yarn by Peaches & Creme in seabreeze and pageantry, and one skein of Vanna’s Choice in charcoal grey. As well as fabric and thread so I can finish my bag that I’m making.
I want to share a little bit about my language journey. I’ve been learning Korean on and off since 2013. At the time I was living in New Mexico, and there weren’t many opportunities to attend a Korean language school, since there were none in the state. At the local University, there was a continuing education program that offered various classes. One of the classes was the Korean language.
Our apartment here in Seoul doesn’t have an oven. So for about a year and a half now I’ve been unable to bake anything. I really enjoy baking so it’s been a little bit of a struggle. At the same time though it’s probably been a good thing for our waistlines that I don’t have an oven to bake with.