I just wanted to let everyone know that I am okay. I have been getting a lot of messages from friends and family that are worried about my safety after the recent tsunami in Japan. Fortunately, Korea was not in the path of the tsunami so there’s no need to worry. After I got off work I tried to use Google to see if I was any danger so I googled “tsunami Korea” and the first thing that popped up was this image…

Haeundae is the name of the most popular beach here in Busan and the bridge in the picture is actually the bridge that you could see outside of my dorm room at orientation. This is not exactly the image you want to see when you’re trying to use Google to see if you’re in any immediate danger.

Gwangan Bridge at night (taken from our dorm room)

My heart does go out to the victims of the tragedy. Thank you for your concern. I hope I was able to put your minds at ease.