2011: A Retrospective

2012

A Primer A year ago, I sat down and wrote about the volatile and life-altering year that was 2010. Well, my life has settled down a good bit, and I am happy to once again report that my life is better now than…

On Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il, ca. 2004

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have a very special relationship with the late Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. After visiting the DMZ last year, I referred to the North Korean regime as part Dr.…

Top 5: Movies

ghostbusters

As some of you may know, I’m leading the Movie Club for our upcoming Winter Intensive Program for English Village. Earlier today, we voted on the movies we’ll be showing the kids. In honor of this momentous occasion, I thought…

Positively Buoyant

Enjoying the rays between dives.

>Buoyant (adj) 1. Able or apt to stay afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas. 2. Cheerful and optimistic My trip to the Philippines got off to an uneventful start. I can’t quite explain it, but…

Manual Me

This is a follow-up on a previous post, e-Me. On Saturday morning, I’ll be jumping on a Korean Air flight to the Philippines. This will be my first new destination since my spring trip to Europe in 2008. I remember…

Football, Football, Soccer

A Packed House in Goyang Stadium

Being a soccer fan in America can be difficult approximately three years and eleven months out of every four.* On the other hand, being a soccer fan while living abroad is great for eleven months out of the year, with…