South Korea Day 1: Ewha Woman’s University and a Slight Mishap

October 22, 2017, 3 PM Our first day in Seoul is about to draw to a close. However, we want to maximize our time as much as we can. During our deliberation at Dal.Komm coffee shop, my friends and I decided to cap the day at Ewha Woman’s University, a particularly chic campus which draws […]

Book Review # 52: Call Me By Your Name

Book Specs Author: Andre Aciman Publisher: Picador Publishing Date: 2018 Number of Pages: 248 Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction Synopsis “Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the […]

Book Review # 48: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Book Specs Author: Carson McCullers Publisher: Mariner Books Publishing Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 359 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction, Southern Gothic Synopsis Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of […]

A Korean Holiday: South Korea Itinerary (Southern Tour)

For the first part of our 12-day South Korean trip itinerary, click here. Day 7: Off to the South! Gyeongju Historical Tour 7:00 AM Wake up call Fix things for check out 8:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 AM Depart for Seoul Station Book Korean Rail (KTX) ticket for Singyeongju Station 10:50 AM Board KTX 11:00 AM […]

Korean Series: Getting Past the Immigration Officer

Our South Korean dream is finally coming into fruition. After months of preparation, here we are finally on the day of reckoning. But alas, there is still one item on our checklist which filled me with apprehension because I feared it would prematurely end my hopes of traveling to South Korea. And that is getting […]