Starting to Say Farewell

I leave for Korea in four days. It’s really crept up on me quickly.

Thursday was my last day at my retail job, and it was bittersweet. I’ve met so many wonderful people there the past year, and I’m a big mush so I spent the evening taking pictures and singing and hugging everyone.

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Some of my team at Banana Republic #8164!

On Friday, I got to see one of my friends whom I hadn’t seen since November. We both have busy schedules, so we met up for an early dinner in New Brunswick at this place called Stuff Yer Face. We had custom strombolis, yummy fishbowl drinks, and this banana caramel concoction for dessert. After dinner, we took a walk around and got some bubble tea.

Kate and I with our bubble tea!

Kate and I with our bubble tea!

Last night (Saturday) was my [official] going away party. My friend Brittany came down the shore from the City and we went to the pool, got ice cream, and caught up. She also got me the loveliest Moleskine notebook so I can write about my adventures on paper! Later, we went to Asbury Park at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten. It was the most beautiful night, so we found a spot on the roof garden and got some beers. My friend Kait met us shortly after we arrived and she staked out a table. Everyone else was on their way, or trying to find parking, which is absolutely no fun to do in Asbury Park on a Saturday in the summer. My friends Christine, Amanda, Matt, and Ken also met us. After drinks, everyone decided it was only fitting that we go to MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos, right around the corner. I had never been there, but I got a Korean beef burrito and tried three different types of kimchi: cabbage, daikon, and cucumber (I liked the cucumber best).

Amanda and I at the biergarten.

Amanda and I at the biergarten.

Everybody at MOGO!

Everybody at MOGO!

Christine and I at MOGO.

Christine and I at MOGO.

It was SUCH a fun night, and I’m so happy to have seen and celebrated with everyone.

I’m still packing my suitcases, but it’s the final countdown.

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