A List of Listicles

I’m feeling cheeky – so here’s 3-6 Harrumph Listicles of random observations, moments, experiences, and thoughts that have passed through my nugget since we’ve moved to South Korea.

Things I Am Quite Proud Of:

  1. Driving in Korea – I was terrified. I didn’t want to. But I took the DL exam, swallowed (so to speak) my fears, and now I even (slightly) enjoy it. Yay character building experiences!
  2. Finally having my cardinal directions down
  3. Getting at least 10,000 steps every day

Things That Would’ve Shocked Me In The USA That No Longer Surprise Me:

  1. Seeing children pissing in the streets
  2. People spitting. Everywhere. Anywhere. Loudly.
  3. 69% of driving rules are not followed
  4. A “mixed drink” with Soju is entirely just…Soju with flavored powder
  5. “Korean Time” – either 3.6 hours early, or 3.6 hours late
  6. Anything electronic (Air Conditioner, Elevator, Front Door, Washer/Dryer, etc) singing a tune when you’ve done something correct / turned it on and off

Things That Are Making Me Homesick:

  1. Lack of clear blue skies
  2. Limited selection of my favorite US brands at the commissary
  3. The 14 hour time difference from home
  4. Sleeping like piss due to Korean mattress
  5. Not being there for family/friend’s celebrations/birthdays/etc
  6. The difficulty of finding a job here

Things I Will Never Take For Granted Ever Again:

  1. Ceiling Fans
  2. Having all of your appliances in ENGLISH
  3. Carpet
  4. Clear Skies
  5. American Conveniences
  6. American Mattresses
  7. Drive through businesses
  8. The ability to plug something in without needing an adapter/transformer
  9. Not needing a VPN for every-freaking-thing

Ambitious Travel Bucket List (in order of desire/rank):

  1. New Zealand
  2. Japan (Hiroshima, Toyko, Okinawa, etc)
  3. Thailand
  4. All over Korea – DMZ, Jeju Island, Busan, etc
  5. Vietnam
  6. -9. So many other places, but then realized I really need a job to afford these trips, ha..ha….

Kisses & Kimchi,

Elizabeth

 

 

 

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