A few days ago a dear friend emigrated to China. As you can imagine for a young black African man this move can be intimidating, lonely and daunting. He sent me an email a few days after arriving asking for advice. Reading his email brought back a flood of memories from my time in South Korea. Some of the emotions and uncertainties he describes are very similar to what I felt like in the beginning.
I was spring cleaning my bedroom when I came across my 2009 diary I kept whilst living in South Korea where I taught English to Elementary and Middle School students for almost two years. I wrote this post on August 15, 2009 about one of my many Island trips with my Korean friend Katie. It’s always interesting to go back in time to read your old diaries, it provides you with the opportunity to see how much you’ve grown or regressed and whether your perspective has been altered. Below is a post from the diary.