Due to busy workweeks and busier weekends, I've failed to post in the past six weeks. Plus I've been pounding a brick wall of writer's block. But I did just return from a long-weekend getaway to Taipei, so I might as well share some photos. Cheers! 🙂 They say beer tastes best on vacation :). … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Taipei
Can one write a Korea expat blog and not dedicate a post to one's apartment? Would this violate the physics of the blogosphere? I'm not about to find out. So let's take a tour of my new digs. My house key is no more. While I never encountered the terrifying and awkward phone calls that … Continue reading New Apartment = Tour Time!
There's something contradictory about how time passes in a new job in a new neighborhood. On one side, time crawls like a snail as I pause to process new environments. Where is my office? Where is my apartment? Where is the convenience store? Where is the grocery store? What lovely trees over there! And the … Continue reading New Job. New Home. Week One.
I recently returned from my summer trip to Hong Kong and Macau - my second solo outing. The food, sights, views, and cultural experiences were irreplaceable. However, I did not find the experience positive at all times. Sometimes I encountered ruts, downs, moments of depression. Today I wish to share what I see as the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of a Novice Solo Traveler
My transit from Macau to Hong Kong felt like a minor miracle. I arrived at the ferry terminal two hours early in a depressed funk. I hoped to print my reserved ticket early, post up in a cafe, and write my way out of a rut. "You have to go now." "But I have a … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Hong Kong
I passed the first two days of my summer trip in Macau - a former Portuguese colony-turned world gambling Mecca. I found so much to love about this city - reading Portuguese signs, massive, dazzling casinos, amazing food, cobbled European-style streets, Portuguese colonial architecture, and much more. If I could take my trip over again, … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Macau
It’s amazing how fast life changes when we are busy making other plans. Less than six weeks ago, I was coasting toward the end of another successful semester at Namak High School. I signed my intention to renew several days prior. Then I read over a public message from the provincial native teacher coordinator - … Continue reading One More Year! (2019)