Susie and I at Christmas.
In about three weeks, I'll be leaving South Korea. I've been living here as a teacher (and also a part-time volunteer journalist) for about five years. When I got here I had no idea SC even existed, but it managed to color three years of my life with unique experiences.
Things I'm Going to Miss:
~ Getting involved in the eSports scene. (Even though I've been retired for over a year.)
~ The food.
~ (Some of) the weather.
~ The clean, cheap and efficient public transport.
~ Easy access for buying Japanese items.
~ Comic World ;_;
~ The shopping experiences. (I'll miss the bookstores the most!)
~ My job.
Things I'm Happy to Say Goodbye to:
~ The coldest and hottest extremes of the year.
~ The drinking culture. (It's just not my thing.)
~ Those smelly llava things sold on the street food stalls.
~ The language barrier.
Anyway, this blog is just to say thank you to everyone who has given me the chance to have such amazing experiences in Korea. To Susie (who was there for me when I really needed a friend.) and all the other people I've met here along the way. Also to all the coaches, managers and team players who've allowed me to report for TL.net. Special thanks to FBH for being my first photo shoot victim. (I know they haven't got the best rep here, but I also want to thank Kespa for all their help, and for making sure I always had an escort home after those after-finals dinner parties.)
Thanks for putting up with my cruddy Korean, Boxer.
Finally, thanks for giving me a sense of purpose everyone who commented on my photos, videos, or just enjoyed my work. A huge thank you to everyone who joined in with the various projects for Backho, Jaedong, and Violet. I probably won't be posting much any more now I don't have anything to share, but I'll pop in from time to time.
Thank you again and bye for now :D
(TLDR; For SC2 only people - I used to be a Korean scene BW photographer/journalist who spent her weekends making progamers do crazy photo shoots. I'm leaving SK soon, and this is to say thanks.)
P.S. All my photos are free for TL.net users to use (for graphics/school projects etc.) As long as I'm credited as the photographer then it's alright not to ask for my permission in the future