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Hombre(w) Winter Warmer Ale

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

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DMZ Tour, Part 3: Joint Security Area

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

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‘Seoul Ascending’ Analysis

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

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Black Out Korea

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

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DMZ Tour, Part 2: Dorasan Station

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

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DMZ Tour, Part 1

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

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Party With Children

Summer. It’s that magical time of the year for Native English Teachers at Korean public schools to do absolutely nothing but sit at a desk. This sweet time is known as Desk Warming Season. That’s when schools have their teachers … Continue reading

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