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.
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Tag Archives: dmz
“What can you hear about North Korea that you haven’t heard a 1000 times before? Only the most important thing; which is, how do North Koreans think and how do they see themselves in the world around them?” So my … Continue reading
As you’ve already heard, some big stuff happened over the last week in regards to North and South Korea. I don’t plan on giving a long, boring opinion on the matter because I’m just going to say things that people … Continue reading
A few ago weeks my parents came to Korea (before we went to Shanghai). I took them on a tour of the DMZ very similar to the one I went on with my school. About two-thirds of the DMZ tour … Continue reading
Today is the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Incheon. It’s also a special day for a few other reasons. One, my grandfather, a US Marine, came to the peninsula to fight with the UN forces for an entire year … Continue reading
Military service is required for all males in Korea. Men must complete two years of service (it includes a wide-range of possible jobs) before the age of 30. So, as a result, there are a plethora of bases and uniformed … Continue reading
This is the second of two entries on my trip to the Korean DMZ. Click here for the first. Dorasan, Part 2 After going to the Dorasan Observatory we made our last stop in the Paju area. Our bus rolled … Continue reading