Trip Down the Memory Lane

Yes, I know. It’s been too long. I’ve been drafting over and over again trying to figure out what to say as my ‘update’ post but it all ended up sounding too heavy and wordy. So I decided, I can update you slowly. For now, I’m going to go with a light post. You all know I’ve decided to settle down in Korea after 18 years of living abroad so I thought a perfect post would be to show you my memory of Korea before leaving (back in 1997). So, this weekend, I decided to go back to the neighborhood I spent 2 years in before moving to Cambodia. I was surprised at how much I still remembered. I didn’t even need a map to revisit all the places.

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The house we used to live in. I remember visiting the neighbor’s everyday since both of my parents worked.

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The daycare I used to go pick my sister up at everyday. She graduated from University today.

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That uphill looked MASSIVE when I was 7 years old.

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The house in front of ours – I used to play by those walls under the shade.

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I used to collect coins and go to the small hole-in-the-wall store at the bottom of the hill. Looks like they’ve been closed for a while. :(

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The only school I’ve been to in Korea. I was here up until half of 2nd grade.

It’s always bitter sweet revisiting old places. It definitely brought back a lot of memories. So, with this post – I promise you more regular updates.

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I’ll miss you, Boston

Everything around me can be just another day, another thing in Boston. It’s the same old, boring, repetitive things – but not when you know it’s your last week to experience it all for the last time.

When I started this blog last year, my biggest reason and goal was to learn to indulge on and appreciate every moment in my day – to look at things a little closer and take notice of the small things that come together to make things a little more beautiful. My last month prepping to leave has been full of moments that made me really love life.

Gonna miss going to my fave cafes around the city and lounging around all day but also looking forward to finding new ones in other cities!

Gonna miss going to my fave cafes around the city and lounging around all day but also looking forward to finding new ones in other cities!

Kindness from random stranger in Boston. Bostonians are not all that bad.

Kindness from random stranger in Boston. Bostonians are not all that bad.

Getting drinks and having fun with my ladies. This one is of me and Kaitlyn.

Getting drinks and having fun with my ladies. This one is of me and Kaitlyn.

Finding beauty in familiarity. Just looking up and seeing how pretty Boston is.

Finding beauty in familiarity. Just looking up and seeing how pretty Boston is.

Random adventures with the sis. The time we went to Lowell just to eat some Khmer food.

Random adventures with the sis. The time we went to Lowell just to eat some Khmer food.

Little something to remind me of Boston while I'm on the road from my lovely ex-coworker and friend.

Little something to remind me of Boston while I’m on the road from my lovely ex-coworker and friend.

There are so many things I’m going to miss but I’m also excited to find out what there is out in the world. Leaving a place is always hard but you have to close a chapter to start a new one. Thanks for the amazing 4+ years, Boston. I know this isn’t a farewell… See you again, hopefully soon! <3

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Stuck in the Snow!

Boston’s celebrating my farewell with a one big snow storm! My 4+ years in Boston and this is the most amount of snow I’ve seen ever! I’ve been stuck in the house all weekend, which I thought would be relaxing but I’m just itching to get outside and do things. I want to go to yoga classes, meet up with friends, get things ready for my travels… I just want to leave the house! Finally a few things are open now so I can get a bit of fresh air but can’t wait for public transportation to start running again. How have you been spending your snowpocalypse?

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