i was technically born in korea (south, if you ask) but i’ve lived in thailand for more than half of my life. i’ve only attended two-ish years of school in korea and the rest here. most of my relatives are in korea but all my friends are here. so do i consider korea my first home or second?
i mean, i do carry a korean passport and there are so many things i can do and benefit as a citizen where as in thailand, where i feel more connected to, that’s not really the case… don’t get me wrong though, i’m not, out of the blue, having an identity crisis but the thing is, whenever i visit korea, i can’t help but wonder if i’m travelling to a familiar yet strangely unfamiliar place or simply re-visiting my home country. that being said, i know i’m not the only one out there who is or was at one point in their life experiencing this confusion and i always find myself nodding my head in agreement whilst reading many of somin’s (from tck goes home) articles on her blog regarding this topic.
but at the end of the day, i just feel so fortunate and grateful to be able to call these two beautiful countries my home! who needs one when you can have two, right?
anyhoo, this trip to seoul i decided to record a video of bits and pieces so that you get a better feel of what the city is like this time around! hope you enjoy!