안녕 친구! Hi Friend!
It’s been about month since I arrived in Korea and just a few weeks that I’ve been out of quarantine. Soon after my quarantine ended, I had a birthday and I was kind of nervous for it, being alone in a new country. I needn’t have worried, however, as some of my new friends here in my Fulbright cohort very spontaneously and unexpectedly swept me up for birthday cake and possibly the very best Tonkatsu I’ve ever had:
And my amazing uncle’s family took me out a few days later for an incredible omakase feast:
Daily, I am flooded with new thoughts, feelings and questions about identity, my family, Korean history and ethos, and my position in all of it. I’m still pinching myself that I am here and trying to make the most of my time, writing, reading, wandering, and of course, possibly most importantly, eating and drinking copious amounts of wonderful food and drink. I’ll try to post more regularly, now that I’m getting my bearings in Seoul.
Thanks for following and stay safe and healthy 🙂