Love

“Hey Allie, are you ok?”, Jin asked as he took a seat next to me at the picnic table. He had got back late last night from Seoul. He was away for a week on work. “I don’t know…” He put his arm around my waist and pulled me into his side. “Allie, I’m here,... Continue Reading →

A Lakeside Scene

It was late morning at Lake 192. The weather was pleasant. The sun was shining brightly in the sky with a cool breeze blowing every now and then. Jin was seated at the picnic table overlooking the beautiful lake, completely immersed in the laptop in front of him. “Hi Jin, watcha doin?”, I asked as... Continue Reading →

Surprise – Part Two

“Jin, seriously, where are we going?”, I asked Jin as the route he was taking lead off onto mud road. “We’re almost there…”, he replied, and as if right on cue, in the distance I spotted a clearing overlooking a lake. “Is this the same lake outside our house?” “Yes, we are on the opposite... Continue Reading →

Surprise – Part One

 “Benjamin! Whiskey! Get back here!” I woke up to Jin calling out to our puppies. It was a cold winters morning, I was snuggled up under my soft blanket adorned with stars that glowed in the dark. It still had a slight glimmer to it, since it was early morning and the sunlight hadn’t entered... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve

Jin and I were having a mini-feast for New Year’s Eve. It was supposed to be just the four of us – Jin, our two puppies - Benjamin and Whiskey - and me. But a surprise phone call from our friends ended up with us inviting them over to join us for our feast. It... Continue Reading →

Level Up

I was expecting him to break up with me, but it still hurt. I thought it would happen sometime later, not so soon. “See, I told you, people leave”, I thought to myself, as I sat in the tent, completely void of any feeling. Within a couple of minutes, he came back inside with ramen... Continue Reading →

Fight Or Flight

I had just logged out from work and shut down my laptop. It was still a work from home situation, but one I had not expected. Several months ago, I had come to South Korea for a holiday. It was supposed to be a two-week vacation. The plan - spend a week at Lake 192... Continue Reading →

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