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Terror in the Night

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I moved to Seoul, South Korea in March for one year. So far everything has been going great. I love my job, my new friends and my life here in general. However, in July someone broke into my apartment and stole my laptop and nothing else.

My landlady put bars on my windows and I changed my door code (its a pin pad lock) but I still don't feel safe. Last night I woke up in a terror because I thought someone was breaking into my apartment, I jumped out of bed, rushed to the door, started banging on the door and screamed "get out". I was so sure someone was trying to break in but I think it was just my neighbour getting into her own apartment. Needless to say, I feel like a mad woman.

I thought I was fine with the break in thing but I realize I don't feel safe anymore. I feel a bit violated. I have a new laptop and I make sure I hide it under my mattress every time I go out even if it is for a minute or two. The situation is a bit difficult because I don't speak Korean and I'm not sure who to trust. It's harder because I'm starting to really miss my friends and my family back home ever since this happened and I feel lonely in my apartment at night.

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ADDYMORENO 9/13/2009 12:06AM

    You are not alone SweetMoya! We are all here with you. I know how you feel (a little), because someone broke into my house once and I saw him as I arrived home from inside my car thru the living room window. He took off running toward the back and I ran around the house to try and catch him (stupid, I know... but I was so angry that I didn't think. I just wanted to kick his behind). Stay strong. You did the right thing getting the bars on the windows and changing the pin. It doesn't hurt to be alert, but don't get paranoid. It's not good for your psyche. Lots of love from Utah! emoticon

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DANABANANAGIRL 8/14/2009 12:00PM


It's tough feeling so isolated sometimes. If you need to have your faith restored in people, I'd love to hang out and chat or do something sometime.

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LILSHINE 8/13/2009 2:09PM

    the way you feel is normal. It happens because your space has been violated. I've been there with the house and the car. It'll take time before you feel safe again but before you go to bed at night, pray that God will encamp His angels around you and your home and He will. Just trust Him. I pray that things get better for you real soon

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TJARRARD 8/13/2009 9:55AM

    I had an apartment broken into a couple years ago. Though they took a lot more than just a laptop. It was crazy, and you really do feel violated. I moved out of that apartment as soon as my lease was up (just a couple months I think)

Hope this helps you feel like your not mad. It's normal feel that way. It'll pass.

Good luck!

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SESPINOSA5150 8/13/2009 2:37AM

    It sounds like you are having difficulty adjusting. This is completely normal. The break in is just making things worse. You are far away from home in a place that you are not completely familiar with. To top it off you are of a different culture and speak a different language. Give yourself some time. When you are feeling anxious try to talk positively to yourself. Sit down or lie down and let your feelings pass. Try to breath slowly to calm yourself down. Try to reach out with other Americans (assuming you are American) who may live in your community. They may help to be a substitute for your real family and friends. Hope this helps. Good luck and I wish you the best.
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Land of Smiles - Thailand

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I haven't really blogged on my sparkpage. My life has completely transformed this year. I found myself in a foreign country, all by myself and immediately returned to comforting but bad habits. I found myself getting fatter yet again but I'm happy to report I'm back on track. I feel happier and healthier. I've been working out in my tiny Korean apartment and I joined a gym where I'm comfortable despite all the Koreans staring at me while I work out. And I'm happy to report, I'm off to Thailand on Monday for a week in Phuket! What I love about this year is I'm doing things that I never had the courage to do before, like solo travel and living abroad. Hopefully, I will have the courage to lose the weight and keep it off.



Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am now living in South Korea. I will be here for one year, I'm slowly getting used to it. Korean food while I like some of it, the rest I don't like that much so my appetite has been curbed. I've lost 5 pounds since I've been here. Though they do have tons of western food, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc. I'm working on finding a good gym.

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GLORILEE 3/15/2009 7:49PM

    Well can you find what you like and cook it in your apartment. I guess you will have to get used to the food but remember if you can find a gym you will have to started walking or running and then used the cans and stuff for strenght training.. Good luck!! By the way I will like to see you posting in Latin Flavor team under talking with friend we can give you some suggestion and we can get to know you better. Take care and have a wonderful Sunday!! emoticon emoticon

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Au Revoir

Friday, December 12, 2008

So, I'm off to Europe tomorrow, I will be visiting one of my best friends in Paris and stopping in London for a few days to visit my family. It's been a long hard year and this is the perfect way to cap it off.

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BABY_GIRL69 12/12/2008 10:17PM

    Au Revoir Cherie!! Have an awesome time!


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