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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- All Maps in China Are Wrong
- Discuss China: Soft Power
- "What is it about 20-somethings" in Korea?
- The Proposed 38 States of America
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Tag Archives: south korea
Winter is in fully swing out here in Korea. On the way to work today there was quite a nice pack of snow on the ground. For the hours I spend hibernating in my shoebox after work, I now have … 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
Yesterday my friend Coleman told me about a New York Times Style Magazine piece about Seoul (and South Korea as a whole). It’s a fairly good read for a handful of quotes and cultural anecdotes that are unmistakably Korean. On … Continue reading
This is not an uncommon sight in Korea. Pictured above, a man in a business suit is seen passed out drunk in a parking garage. Sometimes on the way to work I will see people like this. One website, called … 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
DMZ Tour & Third Tunnel of Aggression Two weeks ago, on the last day of the school semester, I went on a trip with my school’s faculty to the Demilitarized Zone. Those unfamiliar with the DMZ should check out this … Continue reading