TodayвЂ™s visitor post is from Rafiqua, a South African inside her very very early twenties teaching English in Southern Korea where she came across her camera-shy boyfriend Peter whom is actually an area! Rafiqua made a decision to submit a Soul Singles visitor post to my weblog currently talking about how her relationship to an area changed her view of Korea. I’m able to actually relate with just exactly what she actually is saying since I type of have the way that is same! After I knew more about it before I met Jeongsu, I had no idea about Korea but fell in love with this beautiful country!
Rafiqua along with her boyfriend Peter
вЂњonce I arrived to instruct English in South Korea in February 2013, I experienced no concept that IвЂ™d love the culture a great deal that in less than per year IвЂ™d be delighted plus in love by having a Korean man who was simply residing an hour or so far from my little seaside city.
Fast ahead 2 yrs and things are a lot more exciting them would be than I ever expected. Dating somebody from you вЂhostвЂ™ country enables you to вЂњblend inвЂќ and experience the area with regional eyes.
Rather than having the surface, foreigner / tourist experience, you probably obtain the authentic experience that a large amount of expats long to have.
Shopping and Food
Trips into the market had been not about вЂњseeing Asian cultureвЂќ, but rather turned into feeling an element of the Asian tradition. Saturday activities now included once you understand which ajjuma (old Korean woman) offered the most useful wheat noodles and once you understand which road shops must certanly be checked out to get top value for the money produce. Consuming away was no much much much longer restricted to restaurants which have photos and random English translations to assist the hungry expat foreigner. Rather meals became an adventure, and discovering in which the street food vendors that are best selling the essential delicious tteokbokkie (rice cakes in chilli sauce) or sweet treats such as for instance waffles for a stick became the best treasure discovers.
Rafiqua and Peter are this kind of couple that is cute!
Traveling around Korea
Traveling around Korea together with your Korean boyfriend additionally allows you go through most of the enjoyable without passing up on any such thing. On a single weekend that is long we chose to drive couple of hours south of my town to Goeje. From Goeje we desired to purchase two tickets that are ferry check out a little, privately owned island called Wedo. You are able to just image our devastation once we arrived at 10am just to find out all ferry seats for the next two times had been entirely sold away! Myself or a group of expat friends, we would have accepted our ill fate and found something else to do if it was just. Nevertheless having A korean boyfriend who can talk the language, acted as my Korean prince and begged the ticketing office lady to allow us hold out and get any tickets which were eleventh hour cancellations. Well fortune was at our benefit and one hour later on we had two ferry tickets in our hand! Unless you can speak the language, these kinds of opportunities are just not possible for non Korean speakers as you can only imagine.
Vacationing with her boyfriend is a great passion of rafiquaвЂ™s!
I viewed Korean couples as cheesy when I first came to Korea. Things such as for instance few garments, selfie sticks, and celebrating cheesy 100 time wedding wedding anniversaries made me concerns whom these individuals had been, and just why these people were this kind of hopeless need of showing their affection with regards to their significant other. Couple of years later on and I also have grown to be вЂone of themвЂ™. I wear my few tees, flash my selfie stick and celebrate my 100, 200 and 300 times with pride! We not any longer see these token of love as cheesy, and rather do so as showing just how much I favor having A korean boyfriend in Korea!
Rafiqua and Peter putting on a costume for Halloween!
Having A korean boyfriend has had the oppertunity to essentially dig deep into Korean tradition and also go through the real, authentic form of it. My Korean boyfriend has acted while the link them, and made my experience here that much better between me and. Along with his assistance, i’ve been in a position to have a huge amount of awesome experiences that areвЂlocalвЂ™ and also have not at all times needed to feel simply like just another ESL training expat.
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Concerning the writer: Rafiqua is just a South African woman in her twenties residing and dealing in Southern Korea since 2013 where she came across her Korean boyfriend Peter. She really really loves Korean tradition, food and traveling! Her goals that are future to see each of Asia by the full time we get back house or go onto my next adventure! That knows what I will soon be doing one 12 months from now!