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Saying More with Less

“Living abroad is a lot like being an alcoholic: you have to take things one day at a time. You’ll have your good days, and your bad days.”-Me, after Japan My readers may have noticed that May has been strangely…

An Afternoon in Insadong

At this very moment, life couldn’t get much better. I’m sitting on a patio, under shade, sipping coffee, while online writing my blog. It sort of looks like this: I’m not sure the photo does this situation justice, but trust…

e-Me

As I was leaving for work the other day it occurred to me that I now leave home with no fewer than three electronic devices, none of which existed at the beginning of my life. For an individual of my…

On Blogging

I had a little extra time at the end of my workday on Monday, and I thought I would change some things around on my blog. I’ve never really been happy with my current template (or “theme” to use the…

Top 5: Favorite Cities

Let me take a crack at this list. My last two “Top 5” lists remain unpublished to my blog because I finished and decided they were, for lack of a better word, dumb. My first attempt was to list off…

When Worlds Collide

When I was in grade school, I remember thinking of my teachers in very two-dimensional terms. Their personalities and the fabric of their existence did not, in my mind, extend beyond school. I only knew them within the confines of…

Couch Season is Open!

During my first 5 months here in Korea, I only hosted one couchsurfer–Mark–and that was nearly accidental. (Several hours of noraebang and copious amounts of alcohol usually necessitate a place to crash). Well, in the last month or so, business…

A Traveler’s Dilemma

I started this website with the intention of doing a copious amount of travel writing. Of course in order to do this, I should, you know, travel. So I’ve been thinking a lot about my upcoming summer vacation (the maligned…

Workshop Blues

I’m sitting here in a convention center somewhere in or near Incheon, on a Saturday, for a mandatory day-long workshop for our parent company, Korea Poly Schools. This workshop is, thus far, proving to be just as boring and unhelpful…

Battle: Los Angeles

For the most part*, I love alien invasion movies. A regular criticism is that they all follow the same plot: Aliens arrive on Earth. We’re not sure whether they are here with peaceful intentions**, or to start blowing shit up.…

Across the Sea

This weekend was, perhaps, the best I’ve experienced thus far in Korea. It was one of those wonderful spring weekends–the first truly warm, sunny weather after months of frigid temperatures. However, I couldn’t shake the horrific imagery from the disaster…