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
Category Archives: blog
Reddit and Twitter have become important parts of daily news as high-speed Internet has penetrated into our lives in the form of smartphones. News blogs like Gawker see enough power in these sites that there are now editors dedicated to … Continue reading
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
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