I often describe my life abroad as a vortex. An unrelenting spiral of emotions. Some days I live quite happily in my Busanite bubble. Some days I long for my familiar
. Today…I don’t know… Toronto
was reminded of its unresolved war with the North. I was reminded just how far away I am from home. South Korea launched a surprise attack, claiming two lives and severely injuring more than a dozen. This demonstration has made the global community anxious and prepared to meet any further aggression with comparable force. The more I think about it, the more I understand how unique it is for me, a Canadian, to be experiencing first hand the fall out of a very complicated history. North Korea
To learn more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11421928
This weekend I celebrated my first American Thanksgiving. Served with all of the holiday best, I properly embraced the idea of making new holiday traditions. Trying to re create what I am ‘missing’ at home will dishonour the magic of this experience.
|our very Korean American Thanksgiving|
|complete with Jenga and Soju|
That said, Sunday we went in search of Christmas decorations. Much to our surprise we were successful! Tucked away on one of Nampodong’s many side streets, we discovered a real gem. Standing outside, a singing Santa ushered us into a winter wonderland.
I walked away with stockings, faux trees and ornaments. Now, I am ready for the Christmas countdown.