So now that you know the story of how it all started, I’ll start sharing some…interesting things that have happened. It just comes with the territory when two people from different cultures come together in a relationship. One of the most common is the misunderstanding or mispronunciation of words from both people. Here is one such story…
I get many questions about how we met. It’s not exactly the most common combination for relationships…black guy from Detroit, Michigan and a Korean girl from Incheon, Korea.
I came to Korea to teach in April of 2009. Had a wonderful time and decided to come back for a second year at the end of 2010.
In 2011, I decided it was time to step up my Korean language game since I planned on being here a little longer than expected. Looking for language exchange partners online, a nice girl said “hi”, we exchanged emails, met up for a study session, and after a month things just clicked and we ended up dating.
It’s been a pretty fun time since then. I didn’t expect to meet someone so awesome halfway across the world, but hey that’s how life works sometimes. I will share with you the funny, strange, and interesting things that come with a multi cultural relationship like ours.