The Seoul Diaries: Halloween in Korea

해피 할로윈! Yes, I am aware that I am writing this after the fact and that Halloween was almost a month ago. Still, I thought I would take the time to reflect on my experience of Halloween in South Korea this semester. Halloween as a Holiday In Korea, Halloween is celebrated a bit differently that…

The Seoul Diaries: Attending a Korean Wedding!

Howdy! Welcome back to my blog! I just finished up my midterms and am back to my usually-scheduled blog posts. In this one, I will be recounting my first experience attending a Korean wedding in South Korea (+ it was also my first wedding experience ever)! Upon Arrival For context, I was invited to this…

China: The Finale

Final exams are finished. We officially completed the CET program. Our language pledge is over. The two months of intensive classes are finally done. I’m en route to Pensacola, FL for vacation with my family. But this ending is much less climactic than what I had always imagined. On the days I spent cooped in…

China: Culture of “Mianzi”

As final exams creep up, I’ve been spending most of my time working on my final 2,000-character paper about the Mosuo ethnic minority group. Besides going to classes, going out to eat, visiting a couple museums and getting a massage, I’ve spent this entire past week in my dorm studying. I’ve also been thinking a…