A Day in the Life

I’ve often compared living abroad to being an alcoholic: you have to take things one day at a time. There are great days. GREAT days. Days where you are just amazed at all the sights and sounds and new experiences…

The Typhoon and the Case of the Missing Apartment

September 2, 2010 11:06Typhoons must love me. During my first month in Japan, I experienced two; now, one week into my stay in Korea, get get slammed. I pretty much slept through the whole ordeal but most of my coworkers…

A Night in the Casino

August 31, 2010 23:14 It always feels good to walk out of a casino with more money than you arrived with—as if you beat the system. Tonight, was one of those nights. My coworkers invited me out to the Walker…

Blast from the Past: First Day in Zurich…

Originally written March 10, 2008 First of all, let me apologize in advance on the very real possibility that I will inadvertently use a “z” for a “y” or vis-versa. Or if I inexplicably use any one of the following…

…Raining on my Seoul

So I’ve spent the better portion of this morning sitting in a coffee shop playing online when I would love nothing more than to be exploring this great city. Since my arrival, Seoul has alternated between oppressive heat and humidity…

A New Dawn in the Far East

August 25, 2010 Somewhere over the Pacific So now that I am officially on my way, I can start to reflect on what exactly brought me to this point, what I have learned, and where I am going. When people…