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
Tag Archives: dprk
With all the unrest that’s been happening in the Middle East, more people are starting to pay attention to Al Jazeera. The news organization has had by far the most thorough and straight-forward reporting without all the Twitter and Facebook … Continue reading
“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