Hello! Welcome to my site.
A little bit about me
Previously I taught ESL in Gyeonggi, just outside of Seoul, for two years. After which I traveled around South-East Asia for a while and returned to the States where I’m currently living with my fiancÚ, my rabbit Tandy, and my roommate. I’ve been back in America for just over a year.
I just got engaged and am hoping to apply to graduate school for Science Writing or Science Journalism.
I’ve recently picked up knitting as a serious obsession. I read excessively, I enjoy cooking and foodie-adventures, I take way too many photographs and like to play video-games.
About the blog title:
Previously this blog was called Funk Seoul Sister (a play on Seoul/Soul based on a Fatboy Slim song “Funk Seoul Brother”)
Since coming back to America I’ve changed the title of the blog.
Nuna is a word used by Korean males to address a female older than them who they are close to. Nuna literally means “older sister”. The female equivalent of this word is Eonni. Miguk means American.
When I was traveling in Jeonju a very nice taxi driver wanted me to talk to his daughter on the phone and test her English. He introduced me as “Miguk Eonni” which I thought was adorable.
About South Korea:
I chose to live in South Korea to teach ESL and have a bit of an adventure at the same time. I’m a quasi-foodie so I loved exploring Korean food, I worked on learning Korean, soaking up Korean culture, and tried to have as many interesting experiences as I could while growing as a person. It was a wonderful, scary, stressful, invigorating experience.
If you want to hear about it, or are thinking of doing something similar feel free to email me for advice. I still have lots of friends in South Korea and would be happy to help in any way I can.
But why South Korea?
My boyfriend is Korean-American, and my initial exposure to Korean culture was because of him. I like Korean food, I wanted to learn more about Korean culture, and there is/was a great market for ESL teachers in Korea. .
Accessing my Gallery:
Some of my picture albums are password protected. Just email me if you want access and I’ll gladly send you the password.
Last edited by lunalil on September 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm