Title kind of works, kind of doesn’t.
But anyway, I’m chilling in my dorm at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, a city south of Seoul in South Korea. It’s been quite an action-packed weeks so far since I touched down in Incheon on the 17th of August. I left the comfortable surrounds of my Home town Perth, the loving arms of my family and familiar faces of everyone that I loved to embark on what I know will be a life-defining adventure.
Korea is not Australia. I gathered that before I got here. But now that I am here, it’s kind of been proven. The drive on the opposite side of the road and sit on the opposite side of the car. The vehicles you should be most concerned about aren’t big one like buses, but small ones like scooters. Their drivers are reckless and crazy. Why take the road when you can shoot across the footpath currently full of walking pedestrians? The riders have no helmets on, and generally have a cigarette hanging out of their mouths. It’s must be their cigarette break. Hat’s off to them for multi-tasking.
I’ve learnt a little Korean and am starting to read Hangul (the Korean alphabet). I’m being schooled on schools, and being taught so that I can teach adequately. It turns out that I’ll be teaching elementary aged students (from 6 to 12 years old).
Things here are different in terms of lifestyle. People live in apartments, which spread as far as I can see outside of my dorm room on the sixth floor. The city center is packed with stores, bars, restaurants and a butt-load of convenience stores like family mart and 7 eleven. THERE IS NEON EVERYWHERE! And this isn’t even Seoul yet…
I went out and drank several beers and soju and only paid about $10 Australian. It’s great here.
That is all for now