Trip Down the Memory Lane

Yes, I know. It’s been too long. I’ve been drafting over and over again trying to figure out what to say as my ‘update’ post but it all ended up sounding too heavy and wordy. So I decided, I can update you slowly. For now, I’m going to go with a light post. You all know I’ve decided to settle down in Korea after 18 years of living abroad so I thought a perfect post would be to show you my memory of Korea before leaving (back in 1997). So, this weekend, I decided to go back to the neighborhood I spent 2 years in before moving to Cambodia. I was surprised at how much I still remembered. I didn’t even need a map to revisit all the places.

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The house we used to live in. I remember visiting the neighbor’s everyday since both of my parents worked.

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The daycare I used to go pick my sister up at everyday. She graduated from University today.

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That uphill looked MASSIVE when I was 7 years old.

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The house in front of ours – I used to play by those walls under the shade.

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I used to collect coins and go to the small hole-in-the-wall store at the bottom of the hill. Looks like they’ve been closed for a while. :(

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The only school I’ve been to in Korea. I was here up until half of 2nd grade.

It’s always bitter sweet revisiting old places. It definitely brought back a lot of memories. So, with this post – I promise you more regular updates.

The places you go, the people you meet: Copenhagen

My 3 days in Copenhagen went by super fast. I thought it would be enough time to get to know the city and see everyone I wanted to but I wish I had more time in Copenhagen. The city was absolutely beautiful and there was a lot to see/do. The best part about my time in Copenhagen though, was the new and old friends I got to meet. The best thing about traveling is the people and the memories you share with them. I was happy to see old friends who shared some of my fondest childhood memories. Even though I didn’t see them for 6+ years, it didn’t feel weird at all. Time went by super fast reminiscing about the old times while we were making new memories.

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Thank for the amazing time, Daniel, Michala and Vlad. Your hospitality made my stay in Copenhagen extra special. Hope to see all of you again soon! For those of you that I didn’t get to see on this trip, hope I get to see/meet you in the near future.

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Dear Boston,

 

Thank you for all the experiences, people and the memories; the good and the bad. Thank you for all the life lessons I learned though obstacles and opportunities. Thank you for teaching me to appreciate everything around me; the good, bad and the ugly. Thank you for allowing me to gain invaluable skills I hope to use to enhance my career. Thank you for teaching me to be independent and helping me realize what it is that I truly want out of life. Thank you for being my temporary home. Although I always new that my stay here won’t be permanent, you managed to make me feel at home and give me a sense of security during the past 4+ years. But most of all thank you for all the amazing people I’ve met throughout my time in here.

To those of you that are endear to my heart, thank you for being there for me when I needed you and being the best friends anyone could ask for. Clearly this isn’t a good bye because I will make you travel and come see me soon. Without all of you, my time in Boston would’ve been very different and without your support/encouragement, I wouldn’t have gotten through the past year and also wouldn’t have made a brave decision to go after my passion. I am truly sad that I have to go for now but I’m also excited to see what the future holds for all of us. We’ll be in touch :).

 Love you all and once again, thank you for the amazing years in Boston. 

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