Apparitions from Home


Mom, Dad, Galbi

It’s strange when you leave your home and move to another side of the world. It’s even more strange when visitors come from what feels like a former life.

Last week my parents came to visit from Canada. Seeing them again for the first time in six months was wonderful, and I did my best to jam the Korean experience into a little more than a week. Seeing them again was strange and surreal. When you live so far from home, your former life becomes like a distant hallucination. It becomes a vague memory, fading like a dream a few hours after waking. Not because you don’t miss people, simply because the world here is so different and you suddenly find two very different worlds blurred into an uncanny collage.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my strange new world with my parents, and I hope that they enjoyed it as much as I did. I can’t thank them enough for coming such a distance to see me and I hope that they are now all the more assured that I’m having the time of my life in my new home.

Miss you, mom. Miss you dad.
See you again soon.

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