SAMPLE FROM JOURNAL ENTRY #2. Day 2 in Sri Lanka
Today is my second day in Sri Lanka. Yesterday, I had a hard time adjusting to the compete 180 lifestyle here. I think also, I was feeling quite lonely and intimidated by the city of Colombo. Although not big in size, it is still daunting to be here by yourself and not know a singe thing. This city is not tourist friendly, and although easily mobile by tuk-tuk, the drivers tend to try to rip...
Living in South Korea for a year now, I’ve come to notice many things that I find appalling about the people here. Don’t get me wrong, this is in no way a negative post on the people of South Korea, or Koreans in general, I guess. I am not at all ignorant and I understand every society has their own cultural norms. This post is just some of my personal notes I have taken on the...
TYPICAL DAY IN SoKo
The electricity blew out at work, and because we don’t have central heating, that meant the heaters went out. It was 18 degrees. Then I got home, and ate my grilled cheese. Then while I was skyping with a friend, my washing machine exploded because the pipes froze. It took me an hour to clean that shit up with my landlord who doesn’t speak English.
"180 DEGREES SOUTH"
Of all the films I have seen in my life, there are only a handful that I have walked away from that have had an impact of my life. One is the documentary “Hoop Dreams” because it shows the dedication people will go through to achieve their dreams, and another is “Reservation Road,” because it showed me that in life, you can’t settle for comfort. ”180 Degrees...
I miss my friends back home in Hawai’i. Maybe one of them can come visit me. Or meet me on a random vacation?
MY NEW OBSESSION
“THE HUNGER GAMES” TRILOGY This novel is insane. Can’t put it down. And it’s written for a 7th grader. It has “SCHOLASTIC” written on the back.
I just got a haircut. They made me look more Korean than a K-pop star.
BACK TO REALITY
I’ve been back in the ROK for five days now, and I feel like my life is freezing away. Literally. I don’t know how or why anybody would purposly want to live in this kind of weather. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying it because this is a completely new experience for me, but I could not LIVE this way. I do have to admit, that it is a beautiful sight to wake up and see...