Let’s talk tax and let’s talk frank. It’s tax season and to blog about taxation is tempting but it is one very ambitious feat. Much as I would like to be comprehensive, I can’t. Its complexity alone is daunting. So, let me just write about our own personal experience particularly in education benefit. I have qualifiers as well… Read More Educational Benefit of Working In A Chaebol
Perhaps I have written about my husband’s travelling a number of times already. But each time I write about it, there is always something to tell because each time he leaves there is always a certain amount of loneliness that I find more and more difficult to conceal from my perceptive 4-year old boy. Though my… Read More Comfort From My 4-Year Old
This is a good year of friendship. I love our life here in Seoul and I love the people here in Seoul. For an expat wife like me whose attention and focus are on her children and husband, friends are a great bonus and they add spice to my life. It isn’t a boring life.… Read More Temporary Goodbye… Seoul
One week’s passed and gone. We did it! Clothes had been properly put in their respective drawers. Baby Dynamo has his own drawers for clothes. I was surprised to see how many clothes Little Dynamo has accumulated in all of his three years. To think that I have given out so many already. Now, some… Read More So Far, So Good
We’re back here in Seoul. I woke up on my first morning wondering “where’s my breakfast?”. There’s no one to say, “ate, kain na po kayo”. Yesterday, we got ready to go to the playroom at the second floor of the building. Six months away from here, my Little Dynamo has apparently forgotten where the playroom is.… Read More Where’s my breakfast?
Hubby starts his day on the gym while Little Dynamo and I prepare for dinner. When hubby prepares to go to bed, Little Dynamo and I are just starting our day. When hubby moves to another state, it would be another time zone and another adjustment will be done. In a case like this, we could… Read More 13 Hours
It’s 5am in my part of the world! And I woke up at 4am. Before that, my sleep was unpleasantly disturbed by the arrival of my husband at 2am. He was out with Korean and Italian colleagues who are here in Seoul for a business trip. I excused the weekend absence. I am a supportive… Read More It’s the Soju!
I first arrived here in Seoul three years ago. It was three years ago today, to be exact. I came over to live with my husband, who came in here on the first week of March of the same year. I left my work as an International Roaming Coordinator with Smart Communications, Inc. I also left law… Read More What I like about Seoul
As an expat family living here in Seoul, we renew our visa and Certificate of Alien Registration every year. We recently went to the Immigration Office in Mokdong and we applied for the renewal of our visa and our re-entry permit. Let me share this to those in the same status as we are. My husband is an E-7… Read More Renewal of Alien Registration Card for E7 and F3 Visa Holders- South Korea
I was with a Vietnamese friend yesterday afternoon checking out one of the day cares around Mapo. While at the daycare, I received a call from a Korean friend inviting me for coffee. While my son was sleeping in his stroller, I did have that coffee. While having coffee, another friend called me asking if… Read More Friendship Day