One cool thing about living in Seoul is that you can't go too far without seeing a cross. Some are neon, some are not, but all of them remind me of the bigger picture.
At times I really do feel like an alien going about my daily routine. But when my mind starts to wander into self-pitying territory, I try to recall a favorite verse:
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. -Philippians 3:20