A Lesson Learned

St. Patrick's Day in Dublin. There are no experiences like it. Celebrating the Irish with the Irish. It's all fun and games until you lose it all. I was so excited for this day. My friend and I woke up early and hit the streets to get the best spot possible for the St. Paddy's [...]

Week 3 & 4: Typewriters, Totoro, and a Korean Chicken Soup

Hello Everyone! Classes have started and so I have begun to adjust to my official schedule and studying. This week I was able to go to the National Hangul Museum, National Museum of Korea, and the I-Park Mall, which are all located in Yongsan, Seoul. The National Hangul Museum is a museum built telling the [...]

The we versus I culture: putting relationships first

Throughout my time in Malaysia, the one thing that really stood out to me about the culture is their emphasis on building relationships. Personal relationships are incredibly important in all Asian cultures, but especially in Malaysian culture; it is all about the collective rather than the individual. Before I left for Malaysia, I made plans [...]