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ago, I relocated from South Korea to India. It was probably the most difficult
decision of my life ever but one that had to be taken.
me a lot of things about living away from family, marriage, and raising
children alone, but the biggest lesson of all was about celebrating life every
In this blog
post, I present an account of what Korea means to me and how it has transformed
the way I perceive life.
I came to
Korea in 2005 for work. No one in my family had ever traveled to a non-English
speaking country, that too alone, so I believe I started a sort of trend. Not
only did I learn how to write and speak in the Korean language during my stay,
I also managed to make inroads into the lives of Korean people through love and
friendship. My willingness to experiment with food, language, and culture
earned me acceptance as well as tremendous respect in the Korean society.
Me at a beach in Korea
Life in Korea Post Marriage
I married Sadhna in 2006. As luck would have it, she moved in with me to Korea
immediately after marriage. After initial adjustments to climate and food,
Sadhna was all set to embark on her Korean sojourn. We started traveling a lot
together - and made several trips to cities like Busan, Pohang, Gwangju, and
Jeju-do via road, train, or air. Needless to say, Korea brought both of us
together and played a crucial role in helping us discover each other.
Me & Sadhna
joined the party in 2008, a year when we learnt a thing or two about parenting.
Our friends in Korea helped us immensely during the pre- and post-pregnancy
acquired love for dogs and got two valued possessions from Korea in the form of
Meebo (shih-tzu from Suwon) and Golu (Pekinese from Pohang).
Golu and Meebo
The One Who Missed Out
Saanvi is the only person in my family who hasn't seen Korea firsthand from her
naked eyes, she'd find solace after knowing that we became pregnant with her in
Korea. That was in 2011.
will end this memoir on a promising note about the Land of the Morning Calm ....
Korea is all about how you can #CelebrateLife each day. And while Korea will just
be a place for many, for me it remains and will continue to be a way of life.
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