I'm 29 days sober. And so far, not drinking has done nothing to fix my life. I feel unworthy and damaged. In Japan, I felt awesome. I felt strong, independent, and that I could do whatever I wanted. It was a vacation high. I want to blame my misery on my location. It'd be so easy to just say that I don't like Korea. But that's not the truth.
I stopped drinking in March. Although I've been dancing with the idea since November, I've always had one great reason not to quit: I didn't want to. I must have given a different reason to each person that asked why I stopped drinking. I needed to quit smoking and it was too hard with a … Continue reading March madness – sobriety edition
Happy International Women's Day
A practical guide for hitting on Korean men.
It's getting cold. Freezing cold. November was a good month. I took a weekend trip to 전주 (Jeonju) with some of my friends. I got a taste of Korean culture and wore a 한복. (I'm so cool, I can type in Hangul.) I summited another mountain with my good friend, Justine. Most notably and least picture … Continue reading Nostalgia in November
Much like Moana, I have always been called to the ocean. From scuba diving to swimming, even to my bachelor's degree, I never had a doubt in my mind that the sea was for me. But lately, I mean the past couple of weeks lately, I have been lusting over the mountains. Probably because of … Continue reading Steeper than a hill
Homework is your flesh and blood. Daym. The study culture here is no joke. This was a student quoting their dad. Next day my mom will hitting me with her hands. Not doing homework is not an option. Daym x2. Finished off the Voldemort Fuck yeah, you did. The hero is very coor "Coors" and … Continue reading Proverbs from an essay contest