The problem with doing one memory for each year you've lived abroad is that unless you moved at the beginning of January, you're really looking at 11 calendar years. I've solved that problem by ringing in my first memory with the time we rang out 2004. Another reason Korea was hard for me at first was because I didn't quite fit with the teachers who were at GDA when I got there. One of the wonderful things about being Mormon, though, is you'll always have a second place to look for friends, and the Seoul English Branch is where I found my first friends overseas. It was wonderful, because it had the eclectic mix of black sheep you expect to find teaching English in Korea, but with the added bonus of us all sharing the same standards.
We ended the night at the 63 building - a skyscraper in the financial district that has an observation deck. We watched the first sunrise of 2005 from there, and I felt I was finally starting to feel at home in Korea.