교환학생 이야기 pt.1

Yesterday, it’s our last monthsary of staying here in Korea. I still don’t want to go. I learned a lot of things here like cooking food using a microwave. Cleaning our comfort room, buying groceries for my self, being independent traveler, etc.

Well, It’s actually not only the things I learned but also the friends and teachers we met here in Korea. The family I have here in Korea. They’re not just friends and teachers but they’re already like my brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. We made really nice memories to remember.

Honestly, I don’t like having a countdown before going back to the Philippines. I want to go back because I really miss my family and friends but then the possibility of me going back here in Korea…it’s still undecided. I should. And I will. Korea is already like my 2nd home. I spent my 2014 here alone without the company of my parents.

It’s harder than I thought, because sometimes there’s no one who could help you but yourself. You want to see your parents but you can’t, you want to hug and kiss them but you can’t, so now, I already understand how hard my father was going through when going back to Saudi for work, for us. I already know how hard it is being far from your family.

I think I became a bit more mature and open-minded with the things surrounding me, especially I’m in a place that is very different from my origin. I also learned that it’s only you that can only help to make decisions about your life.

I’ll surely miss Korea so much. It’s not just because of KPOP. It’s because of the culture and people.

I just really hope KPOP fans would not just appreciate Korea because of KPOP. KPOP is just a part of Korea, but there are still many things to discover about Korea.

I went here to study. Seeing my favorite artists was already a bonus for my experience here. But traveling and learning new things outside the “box” was the greatest thing happened in my stay here.

To be continued…

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