Today marks my two-month Seoul anniversary. People talk about a New York minute -things can change incredibly quickly and the pace is definitely accelerated there- but Seoul takes it to a new level; maybe 5 New York minutes = 1 Seoul minute. In the two months I've been here, I've learned and experienced so much (60+ blog posts can attest to that). Yet in many ways it seems like I've been in Korea for only 2 days (okay, 2 weeks max) because of how insanely quickly the time's passed.
Although I'm still me, I've adapted to life here in many ways. For example: I'm writing this entry after having consumed a now-classic, post-work meal: a mound of tofu and diced cucumbers topped with sesame dressing, and a side of shrimp crackers. Huge change from my pre-Korea days, yet it's been an almost-daily occurrence for the past several weeks. On the flip side, this morning I finally loaded songs onto my iPhone so I could use it as an MP3 player, and I cannot fathom why I waited this long. So much fun to have music on demand! Walking home (alone) from work tonight was absolute joy; I sang along to some of my favorite Christmas carols (shock!) while walking briskly and trying to keep warm. Not all that different from walking through Central Park on a crisp winter day.