Mindful Monday

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.…

Mindful Monday

Intro I firmly believe that in today’s world, the act of listening is lost. We are wrapped up in proving ourselves right. We are consumed with hubris and driven by our own emotions. I try to really listen to what people are saying other than listening only so that I can speak next. Though, this…

Mindful Monday

Loving Your Enemy I had planned on writing today about loving your enemy and understanding that people who may have a different opinion than you don’t necessarily come from a bad place. Our society today is divided very passionately on so many levels and we seem to lose sight of compassion. However, as I was…

Korea’s Bang(ing) Culture

Before I launch into my upcoming series featuring the village I live in, I wanted to talk about the different bangs (방). First of all, bang is pronounced with a hard “a” sound, like father. Bang also means room. There are several types of rooms or bangs in Korea, today I’ll talk about the three…

So, You Want To Be An Expat

So, you want to be an expat. While I am no true expert on being a citizen of the world, I have started my own journey and can at least make some comments or suggestions. It should be noted that this is completely my experience and everyone is different. There are also thousands of blogs…

Jinjuseong Fortress

Jinjuseong Fortress (진주성) The nearest (bigger) city to me is a lovely river city of Jinju. Jinju is a in the same province of Gyeongnam and means “pearl” in Korean. Jinju is filled with cultural experiences from both the past and the present. Amidst this city is the Jinjuseong fortress. Walking through the gates is…

Welcome!

“Not all those who wander are lost” – JRR Tolkien      Hello all and welcome to my blog! If you read my “about” page you’ll know that this site is the launching point for my writing and also updates on my travel experience. Right now, this will be for fun but who knows, it…