Day 32

Day 32: cleaning day I slept over last night at the temple again because I stayed late to attend the wedding dinner. I woke up early to take a walk with the sunim and the owner of Feria Americana, and although the owner canceled on us last minute, we still went out. It was a … Continue reading

Day 28

helped prepare jaejah first time with jaejah slept over at temple

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 8

Day 8: Kimchi and asado en el campo So I visited the Buddhist Temple again to go help cut some bamboo at someone’s house. The house was in Ezeiza, in the provincia de BsAs. Apparently over half of Argentina’s population lives in Buenos Aires and the outlying areas; so once you get out of 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

Day 6

Today, I went to the Korean Embassy in Buenos Aires to see if I could find out more information about Korean immigrants in Argentina. Unfortunately, their resource library was closed, so they referred me to another library containing information at the Centro de Estudios Corea-Argentina, which is a part of the Universidad de BsAs (la … Continue reading