Very small quick update from the far east: while my school is in the north, it turns out my shoebox apartment is about 30 minutes south in a super trendy college area three stops away from Gangnam*.
Living arrangements are a bit small (studio is around 250 sq feet) but having lived in a true thimble over the summer I’m really happy with the arrangements. I’ve somehow managed to Tetris all my hoarded belongings into one closet.
*For those that don’t know, Gangnam is the Manhattan of Seoul and is known for shopping and plastic surgery. And of course it’s featured in “Gangnam Style”.