Seoul – the country that has always been on my mind since I was in junior high school.
It was started from liking 2PM – a Korean boyband group with 6 members, they are Taecyeon, Nikhun, JunKay, etc (i’m sorry i’m forgot). For me, I was quite a fan-girl-ing at that time. Like buy their albums, watch the concerts, go to every Korean festival in my city, follow all the activities they do and also find out about Seoul itself. And also for the first time, I watched a K-drama, Boy Over Flowers, which played by Lee Min Ho. His appearance will make women stunned, right? 😀
So I’m getting more like Seoul whatever it is. And of course I very eager to be able to explore this country. Although I don’t know when it will happen.
My love of the Kpop world finally stopped when I started entering college. My mind are more open, and my desire changed.. changed to the thought “I really want to go to Seoul. And I should be able to do it” but then what should I do? I don’t have enough money yet. I started thinking about being able to make some money and save for this.
And unexpectedly, I met my friend, who invited me to teach in a course. This is where I started to make my own money. Almost 3-4 times a week I have a schedule to teach my student. Of course, tired is being part of the process. Moreover, this work I did while I was running the college.
Finally, this struggle paid off. I was able to set foot in Seoul, in Winter January 2018. It was the first time I could hold snow, and feel the snowfall. I’m so blessed at that time.
Even if it’s only for a short time, and I feel that I’m not satisfied yet. But I can go around Seoul; Nami Island, Petite French, Dongdaemun Plaza, Itaewon, Namsan Tower, Hongdae, etc.
I’m so happy, one of my dreams came true!
Because nothing is impossible. Everything will be possible when we can keep praying and trying. Only time will tell and God will see the process.
From here, my soul of traveling is always turbulent and fiery haha :p. I’ve always loved traveling! Visiting new places, enjoying the culinary, understanding culture, meeting local people makes me very happy. And I will always strive for it, to see and enjoy the nature that God created.
And now, Alhamdulillah.. my bucket list one by one has been reached. But I have to try more and more so that everything can be checked properly 😀
Thank you to the people who always support me no matter what decision I make. Thanks for not judging something I did.
Do you have a similar dream? Let’s share 🙂