Maybe some of you can relate?
1. I'm so tired...
...during the day. But it's currently 3:30 a.m. and I'm wide awake scrolling through giphy and writing this post. Completely normal. How long before I have to stop claiming jet lag?
2. I get excited for the simplest meals.
Lasagna, and I break out into song. I'm in the coffee shops like "Oh my god, cranberry lemon scones?!" Don't even get me started on the cheese aisle in the grocery store. Hallelujah! Friends and family will have to deal with these outbursts for the foreseeable future.
3. People here can understand me when I curse under my breath.
This first happened at the airport in line for immigration, and it keeps happening in all lines because...
4. I have become so impatient.
In Korea, you call out to the waiter when you're ready to be served. Getting out of the subway is a bustle of elbows and a "me first" attitude the majority of the time.
5. I have no car.
I don't live in the country. Not having a car makes sense most of the time; however, when I'm visiting home my family and friends have to haul me around. It's less than ideal.
6. I have time to read SO MANY BOOKS!
Stay in my pajamas all day? Drink copious amounts of coffee? Snuggle up with my entire book collection? Don't mind if I do.
7. I keep using Korean phrases and nobody understands me.
If you were wondering 헐 (hul) can be used if you are surprised, embarrassed, offended, omg, wtf, or just as sarcasm. You probably weren't wondering though, ammi right?
8. Tipping? Merp.
I was a server and a bartender before I left for Korea, but I stand by this. Not having to tip is the absolute best.
9. Most people don't actually care about my years of adventure and personal growth abroad.
But they ask anyway because it's the polite thing to do. The conversation usually goes something like this...
Them: "How was it over in umm...." They wait for me to fill in the blank because they have literally no idea where I was for two and a half years.
Me: "Oh, South Korea. Yeah, it was good." I don't elaborate because experience has taught me this question is usually rhetorical in nature. "How is everything with you?"
The conversation flows from there and it's for the best.
10. There's so much S P A C E in this country.
Yes, I know this movie wasn't set or filmed in the United States. You get what I mean.
That's all for now,