what it will feel like there now

I’m done with my neurotic form of something like packing, and am one night of sleep away from a week of frivolity in New York City (and one night of frivolity in San Francisco). It’s been more than eight months since I’ve been in America, I’m not sure what it will feel like there now. So many people have told me that one gets “reverse culture-shock” when returning to the West after being in the East for a spell, but I am of the opinion that whatever shock there will be will wash off quickly and leave everything exactly as it was, albeit seen through different colored glasses. I am looking forward to Western food, and am especially (and a bit embarrassingly) looking forward to Chipoltle — those fajitas are like crack, and I’ve been going through withdrawal for almost nine months.

1 comment to what it will feel like there now

  • Danny

    I am thinking of trying to teach english in Korea. Could you email me with any thoughts/advice? I have read about the potential for many bad things to happen to caucasian teachers. Do you know if a DECENT recruiter? How can I find schools to contact directly? I am concerned about things like: getting paid, keeping terms of the contract, not getting fired for frivolous reasons and obtaining an employer that adheres to the law and files all necessary paperwork. Is that too much to ask for?



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