Book : Living as an Adult, by Hyenam Kim 어른으로 산다는 것, 김혜남


I had a terrible migraine.

I am sensitive to everything and have a lot concerns about future. About what I am going to be, how I can afford myself, and even what I can do in my old age. My mom always told me not to worry anything, because it’s not necessary and helpful. I understand what she meant, but I can’t be relieved at my convenience. Being anxious to unimportant things exhaust me and cause eccentric headache, that hurt only half of my face, from the jaw, ear, eyes, temples, and side head. I was scared of having bell’s palsy.
I went to a cafe to relax myself. After ordering a purple sweet potato latte, a book case with hundreds book caught my eye. I skimmed though all books and grabbed a book called ‘living as an adult.’

The book touches my heart in many ways. It first spoke comforting words to me of being a child and then advise me on my case of living and loving. I felt like I was personally counseled by the author. She embraced me with benign and benevolent words. And I shedded tears in movement. 

I summarized the major advice.
    (including only parts that I got impressed) 
1. An adult is responsible for oneself with freedom.
    Don’t lean on my parents and learn to live by myself. There’s no Neverland in reality.

2. Treat my inner child who hurt by past memories.
    Don’t ignore it and feel the emotion and let go. I don’t need to be bound with poor past.

3. Don’t be frustrated on your fancy dream.
    Plan more realistic dream.

4. Don’t be afraid of showing true me. but with gentle manners.
    And trust him.

5. Admit that my partner and I are separated individual.
    We can never be the same, and he never knows my thought.

6. He is not flawless. He also makes mistakes. 
    I should profoundly understand him.

Now, I need time to talk a inner chinld, myself.

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Bookstore : Where to Buy English Book in Busan, Korea

I went to Kyobo bookstore today to read some books there.
I often go there as it is the biggest bookstore in Busan. There were more stores before internet bookstore such as yes24 that sells books with low costs. The street bookstores started to disappear and now Kyobo bookstore is the only one left.

I perched on a sofa
. I read the secret garden in English for hours on the sofa that was arranged for customers. I read almost the whole book. After that I felt sick motionless time there. I began to walk around there.


I found one section that carries English books
not translated. I thought it must be good information for you guys. I took some picture there.

You should go downstairs to the B1. Then find the G 6&7 section. You will find English books there. Just next to that book selves, there is foreign language section including Chinese and Japanese.

G7-1 Fiction
G7-2 Movie tie in
G7-3 SF Fantasy
G7-4 Literature
G7-5 Art/Cook
G6-6 Non-fction
G6-7 Management
G6-8 Science fiction
G6-9 Juvenile books
G6-10 Lonly Planet


You can enjoy your own language books there in Korea. Good for you!

And here is a stationery store, Hot track 
                         & a book cafe in the Kyobo bookstore.


If you cannot find the book by yourself, there is the book search desk for you. You might be embarrassed by Korean on the screen. Don’t worry the program is so simple that you will never be lost processing.


Enjoy your book ^ ^


Kyobo bookstore

Busan bookstore
Opens : 10:00~22:00
Location : Seomyeong station or Beomnaegol station gate 8
Phone : 051-806-3501
Address : 536-3 Kyobo buildding, Bujeon2dong, Jingu, Busan

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