For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to go to South Korea. My first exposure to anything Korean was when my father brought home Korean food. To be honest with you I had never heard of South Korea or North Korea or anything related to Korea before that. Korean food was something I had never seen in my life before so the food my father brought was completely foreign. Bulgogi and Kimchi is what dad brought and I was instantly hooked. From that moment on South Korea was my number one destination on my bucket list because of the cuisine. From then on I have started researching South Korea like crazy. The people closest to me, my friends and parents, often joke around saying that I was born in the wrong culture that I should have been born as a Korean. Honestly, I’m proud being Hispanic there are countless things that I love about my culture, but I fell in love with a culture that was very unlike mine.
Honestly speaking I feel like Korean is one of the most beautiful languages that is spoken. Korean language is just so beautiful to me the way words are pronounced and the language flows is just honestly one of the reasons why am interested in studying linguistics. Linguistic and cultural anthropology are one of my main interest in college as of now because of Korea Studying Korea is my number one priority, I honestly wanted to travel to Korea for quite some time.
Since freshman year Korea has become a big part of my life; researching its culture and its language. I want a complete exposure to the language and culture that’s why I want to go there I want to see if I’m honestly interested in cultural and linguistic anthropology as a career. It’s such a beautiful place first is so much about it that I love but the food is one of my most important reasons for going there if it is just so delicious I just I never tasted anything like it.