Bethany: The Inevitable Body Dialogue Every Expat has with Korea

Jun 19

Bethany:  The Inevitable Body Dialogue Every Expat has with Korea

There are a million posts from Western bloggers in Korea about the standards for attractive bodies in the supa-thin SK.  I’ve read a lot of them because it’s a one of those cultural shocks that I didn’t expect to hit me.  I’m thin.  When I’m off meds, I’m very thin.  I always have the kids poke at or even pinch the fat around my...

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Bethany: Princess B reigns the Blogdom again. Orders peasants to read.

Jun 19

Bethany: Princess B reigns the Blogdom again.  Orders peasants to read.

Okay, okay, gimme a break.  I know it’s been forever.  The excuses aren’t that interesting.  Just a lot of catching up at school and either taking walks after dinner to regain my strength or falling straight to sleep.  We haven’t exactly caught World Cup fever like the rest of the planet.  We skipped Korea’s first game to go watch A-team.  I...

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Bethany: Comforts of Home

Jun 01

Bethany: Comforts of Home

That’s right; I’m home.  I had to promise Dr. Lee that I would not go back to work until Monday because my pneumonia is not gone yet.  I had to also promise that I would take all of my medicine every day 3 times/day from now until something like forever.  I have to stay in bed, leaving only for bathroom breaks and showers.  I had to swear that I would...

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Bethany: Taking a Breather (with some very sickly lungs)

May 29

Bethany:  Taking a Breather (with some very sickly lungs)

It’s been awhile since I’ve been awake while I’m not in school so my blogging opportunities have been quite slim this week.  You see, last week, was  Buddha’s birthday, a national holiday in Korea.  We got Friday off, and my school took us out to dinner for galbi on Thursday night.  After we ate and talked for awhile around 9 pm, my director...

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Bethany: Summer (an after) Reading List

May 15

Bethany:  Summer (an after) Reading List

I am appalled that I have only read 17 books from Rory Gilmore’s Booklist.  As soon as I finish Bram Stoker’s Dracula (because I didn’t think Twilight would satisfy my need for a vampire story after watching Daybreakers), I will work on conquering this list.  Since I now have 40 minutes of usually, uninterrupted reading time every day on the subway...

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