Tag: Korea

Dating in Korea

This piece was originally written for a local magazine. After requesting the piece, they apparently didn’t want it, so here it is for you the reader on the Interwebs. The names, except for mine which seems like a mistake in…

V.I.P. @ E.V.

It occurred to me tonight, while listening to some tunes and thinking about what to write in my blog, that I haven’t written much about my job since my arrival in Korea. At my last job, it made sense to…

2011: A Retrospective

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

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.…

Football, Football, Soccer

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…

A View from the Top

Sometimes we plan outings weeks in advance. Others, we plan after last call at the pub mere hours before departing. When I was invited to hike Dobongsan with my co-worker Fergus on Friday night, it was clearly the latter. This…

A Wild, Wild Week, Part 2

Thursday, Continued The knock on my door interrupted a few moments of quiet reflection. I put Sydney into her travel kennel and let the mover into my apartment. His English wasn’t great, but it was passable. We managed to move…

A Wild, Wild Week, Part 1

I spent a significant portion of today finally getting settled in my new apartment. I’ve even managed to amaze myself* with how well this apartment came together. It’s a nice feeling, seeing everything in place before the hustle and bustle…