After relocating back “home” (the country that I have a passport from), I experienced reverse culture shock. It wasn’t all smooth sailing so here I present to you the five best and worst things about being back “home.”
1. NO MORE VISA STRUGGLES. Enough said.
2. People give you props for being worldly.
3. All the Korean habits that freaked out foreigners are now the norm.
4. I reconnected with my family and get to spend more time with them.
5. I am now learning more about my country of origin and developing a deeper understanding of its culture.
1. You question whether you will ever feel at home in your “home” – the perpetual foreigner syndrome as I like to call it
2. All the non-Korean habits you picked up are now deemed freaking weird.
3. Missing your friends from abroad.
4. Mom and pops back at it with their A-level nagging game
5. Not being completely fluent in the language in your own home country