Join me as I dive into the psychology behind adapting to a new life in Korea. My special guest is Evie Ann King, a Master Resiliency Trainer and coach, who will provide us with tools and methods that help overcome difficult times here in Korea (and in every part of life really).
This is the kick off to a series of episodes highlighting different tools and methods.
Thank you Evie for being a guest on my show and for sharing your knowledge with us!
In this episode I share with you what kept me away from podcasting fro the past 2 months and how this reason was connected to me wanting to pack up my bags and leave Korea.
Life in Korea is challenging, especially for us foreigners who come here as teachers. I am so lucky that we at least have some access to home by being able to get our hands on some American food or house items thanks to commissaries and the PX. It would be so much harder without that access. That being said, living here is can be an amazing adventure when you just keep focused on the positive things. That attitude will help you get over the tougher things and situations that come with living here.
Now I experienced a little “bump” in that attitude and started to get overwhelmed with the tough side of life here. Check out this episode to find out the reason behind that attitude-bump 😉
Moving to Korea means dealing with cultural differences no matter what country you moved here from. In this episode I pick top 13 funny, scary and challenging things that Koreans do that will definitely confuse you 😉
This is part II of my series about challenges (although a very entertaining one) and it has to do with the concept of personal space here in Korea. Episode 009 is tightly connected to a blogpost that I released a couple of days ago. You can check it out here: http://tastyoldcabbage.com/personalspaceinkorea/
I also drew this comic about my experience with a Korean guy’s NON-awareness of his surroundings and show the way a proper German reacts to it 😉
Posing happily in the rain at a popular Korean sight. A Korean guy approaches with a giant (!) umbrella…
“MAY THE KOREAN TOILET GHOST HAUNT YOU FOREVER!! Grrrrrr”
Sometimes it seems to us “foreigners” as if Koreans are not aware of what happens around them, which might sometimes be very much the truth. However, it just feels like they don’t bother with curtesy in the street too much given that they life in a small country of roughly 50 million people..
Listen to Tracy, great friend of mine and Area 1 mom, and me talking about moving with your family to Korea, about safety, school, food and overall family experience in this foreign country. Come join in the fun as we record the first WiK podcast interview, laugh and reflect about life here as a foreigner.
We also feature a third VERY SPECIAL guest who is a natural in front of the mic. So adorable.
And no, I didn’t actually cover Tracy in gold and put her in my closet… that would be weird.. just to mention something like that would be very weird… who would say something that? 😉
(pictures: courtesy of Tracy and her family)
If you have any questions about bringing your family here, please send them my way and I will cover them in future episode or get back to you directly.