Runaway Juno's Pursuit of Happiness: The World is Waiting
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Runaway Juno's Pursuit of Happiness: The World is Waiting

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How I broke out of the social norm in Korea and traveled the world for a living.

What motivated me to take the leap?

What is it like to be a Korean and pursue an unconventional lifestyle?

What is Bucket Living?

Can you do it too?

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Jiyeon Juno Kim
Jiyeon Juno Kim

Juno Kim is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and photographer at Runaway Juno Media. Originally hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for international travel and storytelling. Since leaving her engineering job, she has been living out of a backpack, writing, and photographing her way through more than 45 countries for last four years. She believes there are always stories to tell, in any corner of the world. She’s been participating in numerous global-wide new media campaigns as a digital influencer. She also opened several photography exhibitions. Juno initiated the Asian Women's Empowerment Organization and hosted its first annual conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to empower Asian women to pursue their passions and a more independent lifestyle. She and her team successfully hosted AWE '14 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 2014 and AWE ’15 in Jogja, Indonesia in 2015. Now they are preparing for more AWE-some conference in 2016.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents                                                                                                                                

Chapter 1                                                                                                                                                    

Happiness is Someone Else’s Business                                                                                  

Part 1. Little Jiyeon                                                                                                                          

Chapter 2                                                                                                                                                 

My First Bikini                                                                                                                                    

Chapter 3                                                                                                                                                 

I’m Korean Through and Through                                                                                   

Chapter 4                                                                                                                                                 

The Story of a Market: Ahyun Sijang                                                                                

Part 2. New Zealand                                                                                                                     

Chapter 5                                                                                                                                                 

New Zealand: A Lot of Firsts                                                                                                    

Chapter 6                                                                                                                                                 

Diana and Keanu, and a Few More Firsts                                                                         

Part 3. Family & the Birth of Bucket Living                                                                 

Chapter 7                                                                                                                                                 

I Got a Master’s Degree, and My Parents Got Cancer                                                 

Chapter 8                                                                                                                                                 

The Story of Bucket Living                                                                                                      

Chapter 9                                                                                                                                               

My Mother                                                                                                                                            

Chapter 10                                                                                                                                             

My Brother                                                                                                                                           

Chapter 11                                                                                                                                             

My Very First Fan: My Grandmother                                                                                    

Chapter 12                                                                                                                                             

Stephen                                                                                                                                                  

Part 4. Bucket Living                                                                                                                  

Chapter 13                                                                                                                                          

“What Makes you Travel?”                                                                                                    

Chapter 14                                                                                                                                          

English Sucks but I Love It Dearly                                                                                      

Chapter 15                                                                                                                                          

Three-Day Rule, Three-Year Rule, and Two-Week Rule                                       

Chapter 16                                                                                                                                         

Asian-Asian Racism?                                                                                                                   

Chapter 17                                                                                                                                          

New Zealand Passport Stamp                                                                                               

Chapter 18                                                                                                                                          

Stop Victimizing Yourself                                                                                                        

Part 5. Cyber Relationships                                                                                                  

Chapter 19                                                                                                                                          

Twitter and the Start of the Cyber Sisterhood                                                           

Chapter 20                                                                                                                                          

Cyber Sisterhood Continues: Story of AWE                                                                   

Part 6. Inspiration Works in Mysterious Ways                                                    

Chapter 21                                                                                                                                          

The Brief History of My Career Dreams                                                                            

Chapter 22                                                                                                                                         

Tea and I, We’re Close                                                                                                                

Chapter 23                                                                                                                                          

When Things Make Me Happy (I’m Not Perfect)                                                      

Chapter 24                                                                                                                                          

Lessons I Learned from Tina Fey (and Why Comedy Rocks)                             

Chapter 25                                                                                                                                          

Lessons I Learned From The Gilmore Girls                                                                    

Chapter 26                                                                                                                                          

Wicked                                                                                                                                                 

Chapter 21                                                                                                                                          

Epilogue                                                                                                                                             

Afterword                                                                                                                                           

About the Author                                                                                                                          

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