Awaiting my flight from SEATAC to Incheon on Korean Air with an estimated total travel time of 50 billion hours (a.k.a 14ish hours). I’m just being a baby though, with a reimbursement from the TaLK program of up to $1000USD each way, I can fly flashy Korean Air. For lunch…Bibimbap! Yes. While leaving home in a rush, my mom looked at my outfit and said, “I’m not sure you can wear that on Korean Air”. I’m in track pants, a sweatshirt, and running shoes :-D I like to use the excuse, “I want to travel comfortably” to dress scrub. I told my mom, “I don’t care—are they going to kick me off?”
I’ve been having non-stop free meals with lots of family and friends graciously wanting to see me off. I know I’ll miss Portland and I already miss NYC.
One of my parents’ workers said that I should be stuffing my face with “American” food like burgers and pizza, but I probably won’t miss it (except I always miss NY-style thin-crust pizza). I LOVE Korean food and expect to enjoy every meal!
In the meantime, here’s my tribute to my home country as I say farewell for one year:
Fusion food galore
More white people than any other kind of people
Despite the previous—Ethnic diversity
Burgers (with sustainably-raised meat of course :-D)