Life 1

A meaningful day

오늘도 알찬 하루 돼~ oneuldo alchan haru dwae – Have a meaningful day today. This was the content of one of the final texts my best friend sent me only a couple of […]

Grief 1

49 days

Yesterday marked the 49th day following the passing of my best friend. In Korea, this day is usually marked by a memorial service, which has its roots in Buddhist tradition […]

Korean friends 0

Grieving

For the past several years I’ve been using Korean in happy situations, boring situations, professional situations, mundane everyday situations, medical or academic situations. But never for anything as tragic as […]

Seoul 2

Hope

To hope. To have hope. To not lose hope. Hope seems such a fleeing concept of thinking positively about something you wish will happen in the future. As in “I […]