Guest Post: 4 Things That Helped Me Adapt to South Korea | Speaking of China

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  1. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung February 19, 2016 at 9:28 am | | Reply

    Linda, I agree with your points. The best way to get to know the country is to embrace the local culture and learn the language. 🙂

    To me, the transition to other countries is easier than moving back to HK. When I moved back few years ago (after being absent for 10 years), I realised I had not much in common with the locals, except my rusty Cantonese. I had to rope learn the culture from scratch again!

  2. Svetlana
    Svetlana February 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm | | Reply

    Congrats on moving to Korea 🙂 Odd thing but my Korean ex-boyfriend’s name was also Jung-Su 😀 although that’s not him in the picture 😛 I do wish you luck and yeah, I recall when I was with my ex, I never ate spicy food in my life, never ate or tried kimchi or side dishes they have with meals. Only thing I knew was the dumpling soup and that’s it. However, I began to eat food little by little and as my Chinese boyfriend might say, I’m a bit nutty when it comes to Korean culture/food. (We are expecting a child, and he came up with a Chinese name for our son. I couldn’t remember the name, and for some odd reason the name went from Gil-Han to Il-Sun.)

    1. Svetlana
      Svetlana February 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm | | Reply

      Forgot to ask, but your fiance’s last name isn’t Kim and he doesn’t come from Gyungkido right?

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