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#1 Old 02-21-2014, 11:23 PM
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Hi. My name is Becca. I've been a vegetarian for about a year and 10 months. I live in Korea, and I'll be starting school next month. I'm a little worried about fitting in, and I was hoping to get some advice. I'm not the best at making friends, but I look forward to meeting everyone here! :)

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#2 Old 02-21-2014, 11:31 PM
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Welcome Becca! :hi: So glad you joined. You'll find lots of friendly people here!


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Hi Becca, welcome!

 

Are you Korean, or a foreigner in Korea?  And do you speak the language?

 

What kind of school are you starting?  Primary or secondary?

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#4 Old 02-22-2014, 02:26 AM
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Thanks!

 

I was born in Korea, but I was raised in the U.S. so my English is better than my Korean. I'll be going to Korea University starting from next month.

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Oh, alright.  Well as long as your Korean is OK, you should be able to manage.

 

Since you grew up in the U.S. and have really good English, you should be a pretty interesting person for a lot of other students to meet.  Being interesting is a huge advantage in making friends.

 

University will be easier than primary school, but fish is in almost everything in Korea and Japan as a flavoring.

 

Do you know how to cook?

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Welcome to  the Boards. Wow Living in Korea sounds amazing .

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#7 Old 02-22-2014, 04:04 AM
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I know how to cook, but considering classes and where I live, I'll probably have to eat out most of the time.

 

Thanks. Living in Korea isn't as amazing as it sounds. To be honest, it hasn't been the easiest, but I'm learning to manage, I hope. 

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#8 Old 02-22-2014, 04:21 AM
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I know how to cook, but considering classes and where I live, I'll probably have to eat out most of the time.

 

Thanks. Living in Korea isn't as amazing as it sounds. To be honest, it hasn't been the easiest, but I'm learning to manage, I hope. 

 

I feel for you :(

 

Why did you have to leave the states?  Was it a matter of finances, or something else?

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#9 Old 02-22-2014, 05:10 AM
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I wish that were the case. Technically, I'm still a Korean citizen so unless I have a work visa or something, there's no way I can stay in the U.S. How about you? Did you live in Korea for a long time?

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#10 Old 02-22-2014, 05:18 AM
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I've largely avoided Korea and Japan for that very reason.  Not sure how many times I've been, but I've never stayed long.

 

I'm going to PM you, if you don't mind.  Some things I'd rather not give details on in a public forum ^_^

 

 

EDIT: I have 777 posts.  I'll have to post seven thousand more times if I post again to get back to all sevens... intimidating.

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