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.