Day 40

Day 40: another disoriented day I slept over at the store owner’s house and woke up early to go home– to pack for Chile! :) I came back and had lunch at the temple and listened to the elders discuss health insurance, the characteristics of Koreans from various provinces, cooking, cancer, etc. I was very tired from … Continue reading

Day 12

Day 12: At the temple by mistake So I had only wanted to stop by at the buddhist temple to tell the sunim (“buddhist monk” in Korean) that I had found opera tickets at the Teatro Colón that were relatively inexpensive– they were standing tickets. : ) It was a Sunday morning, and I had … Continue reading

Day 10

Day 10: A quiet day at the temple I went to the temple again and took photos of a store where we usually eat lunch. It’s called 아나바다, or Feria Americana. The name in Korean is shortened from “아껴쓰고 나눠쓰고 바꾸어쓰고 다시쓰쟈” (a rough translation: “let’s reduce, let’s share, let’s trade, let’s reuse”). It’s basically … Continue reading

Day 9

Day 9: A trip to Avenida Avellaneda I figured I would just show up again to the Buddhist temple because I didn’t really know who else to go to. The priest didn’t seem to mind that I came so often, so I figured why not. She asked me what I had in mind for the … Continue reading

Day 7

I went and visited the Buddhist Temple in Flores and spoke to the priest there, who herself had only just arrived from Korea 3 months ago. She was middle-aged and had a provincial Korean accent, I think from the southern part of Korea. She was very easy to talk to and extremely helpful– she lent … Continue reading