Thankful in November: Korean Edition

Lots of my Facebook friends have been delving into the “Thankful in November” business. So, not be outdone, I decided to to express everything I’m thankful for, especially here in Korea. Here goes~

  1. I’m thankful for the Fulbright Program. I truly believe it reflects the positive relationship between the United States and Korea.
  2. I’m thankful for a great school and great students. Sure, I have my days, but the many, many great days I have overcomes the occasional bad day that I might have.
  3. I’m thankful for my great host family. Sometimes I forget that I’m not biologically part of the family!
  4. I’m thankful for a country that is so accessible. I can hop a bus, train, or plane and be anywhere in Korea. The famous Fulbright “four hours from anywhere” rule is true here in Korea.
  5. I’m thankful for my great co-teachers. If I need anything, like a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, my co-teachers are all over it.
  6. I’m thankful for technology. Things like Facebook, Kakao talk, and my trendy smartphone help me keep in touch with friends and family back home.
  7. I’m thankful for stationary stores that are absolutely everywhere in Korea. I love stationary!
  8. I’m thankful for Lotteria. Sure, it’s like McDonald’s,  but I get the biggest kick out of eating at Lotteria. It’s the small things, ya’ll.
  9. I’m thankful for the paper letters I sometimes get at school from people back home!
  10. I’m thankful for the Korean Presbyterian church that I attend. Everyone, despite the language barrier, is so kind.
  11. I’m thankful for good coworkers that sometimes leave oranges on my desk and give me a spontaneous ride home.
  12. I’m thankful to be alive.

What are you thankful for? Let me know!


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