Hi, I’m John.
After spending a semester studying in Singapore, a year teaching in Korea and two and a half years of various jobs in Shanghai, China, I've decided to call America my home again. This (now archived) blog is a journal of my former life overseas.
Quick Links & Highlights
- All Maps in China Are Wrong
- Discuss China: Soft Power
- "What is it about 20-somethings" in Korea?
- The Proposed 38 States of America
Korea Travel Info
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Four years, two homes away from home and one semester abroad. After spending time living and traveling around Asia, I’ve found myself back in the United States looking for a new life. I (and many) noticed that I hadn’t updated … Continue reading
This week the Communist Party of China will hold the 18th National People’s Congress, a once-in-a-generation leadership change that has the whole world watching. Under economic pressure, a skeptic eye from the West and a rising populist influence of social … Continue reading
Stranger: Hi, where a you two from? Tihana and Me: USA. Florida and California. Stranger: You guys don’t look American. Are you sure? Me: Well, some of my family is from Mexico. Tihana: My family is Serbian, but I was … Continue reading
I strapped a camera to my chest and attempted to record a ride on my bike through Huangpu, Zhabei and Putuo districts.
The following is an email I sent to a family member who is teacher in Las Vegas. He asked for my thoughts about celebrating The Fourth of July overseas. So this will be my third Independence Day overseas in a … Continue reading