Author: Zachary A. Marx

Blast from the Past: Beware of the Kancho

Originally written October 22, 2006 Dear everyone, First, I feel I must clear something up-I am not, contrary to my grandparents’ belief, partying non-stop in Japan. I felt I made that perfectly clear last time with my disgust at the…

Riding the Rails

Somewhere between Milwaukee and Chicago 7:32 AM I’m on my way to Chicago for my Korean Visa Interview. I’m wearing the same suit and tie as I wore for my JET Interview at the Atlanta Japanese Consulate over 4 years…

Little League World Series

In a given year, I might watch 15-20 complete baseball games. About 75% of these games have to be in the Little League World Series. The US Regional Semifinals are on ESPN today, and I have to say, I’m psyched.…

Blast from the Past: Nagasaki

Originally written August 10, 2006 Everyone, I am going to do now what I was warned at orientation NOT to do. Write an e-mail in a grumpy mood. That being said, I have had a very good first couple of…

Countdown Mode: 12 days-ish

Well, last week I cleared a major hurdle in my preparation for Korea: I sold my car. It was a harrowing and frustrating experience and I’m extremely glad it’s O-V-E-R. As is almost predictable, my car decided to start “acting…

Dissecting Terminator Salvation

For those of you who know me best, you know I’m completely obsessed with the Terminator series. To briefly summarize my thoughts on the series: -T1: Brilliant, despite not having aged very well. Had this movie been made in 1990…