That One Time I Got My Vagina Steamed

To celebrate my friend Salima’s birthday, a trio of expat women trekked to Seoul’s Dragon Hill Spa. This spa, or jimjilbang, is the biggest one I’ve been to in Korea. They offer a bevy of services such as hot and cold tubs, wet and dry saunas, the ajumma scrub down, Thai massage, waxing, and the infamous “hip bath” or 채욕 (chai-yok).

Before I left for Korea, my sister-in-law sent me an article about “V-Steam” services being done in California.

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Why I Left Korea

I left Korea 2 days ago. My decision was impulsive and I’m still unsure if it was the right move. If I’m honest, I’ll admit that I ran away again. I wasn’t happy. As things started to fall apart, I self-medicated with alcohol. It wasn’t pretty.

Every day I sat at my job, the more I hated myself for settling. When I thought of my new university position, I hated myself even more. Teaching English is NOT what I want to do for the rest of my life. What the hell did I get a PhD in Psychology for if I was never going to use it? Why did I keep applying for jobs elsewhere when I already had an offer?

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Korean Air Rocked My World

*March 11, 2013*

I’m only 2 hours into my flight and I’m already loving the service on Korean Air.

There was a pillow, pashmina-like blanket and bottle of water waiting for me on my seat when I boarded. Ok, fine. This stuff was on everyone’s seat in Economy, but I still felt special. Once I settled into my seat next to a cute little ajumma, I began to relax. Check out this entertainment system.

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