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 [...]

Back to School!

First week of school was a success (mostly)! Okay, so remember that class I mentioned in my previous blog Love, Sex, and Death? Well, silly me thought the class would be based in science. Not entirely sure why I thought that because now knowing that it’s a philosophy class, it makes a lot more sense [...]