is familier. I can wear sports pants to the Seven-Eleven, stockings with runs in it, clothes that don't bother
to hide the thicker parts of my body and I feel unashamed. The bus driver makes jokes and
I know how to fire back. The store clerk gives a price for a skirt and I know that I'm (probably) not being ripped
Of course there are some things I miss about Korea. Things are filthy in the US. There is gum all over
the sidewalks, dingy linoleum and a definite lack of flare when it comes to shopping districts. Jobs are
hard to get, people are rude and everything is expensive. Still, this country is in many ways my home.
Mongolia and Korea also feel like my homes but I was born in the US. No matter what happens in the
future for the US (and the future does look rather shaky now what with the debt crisis and the
all-but-inevitable point when China surpasses us economically) I will still be proud to say I'm American.
Unless the Republicans win the 2012 election. Then I'm Canadian until proven otherwise :-)