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!
After an initial workweek drenched in mixed emotions, I punched in my office for code Monday morning. My posture stretched skyward with optimism. My predecessor was gone. The current class of six-month trainees returned to their schools. I felt like a full-fledged, albeit green, part of the team. I buzzed with a bit of a … Continue reading Week Two. Less To Do. More Room To Grow
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
I have reservations about calling this an open letter. Most open letters address public figures in an effort to roust public support and criticize or condemn one's actions or inactions. That is not that kind of letter. Rather, I use the term open letter as an inclusive term for the gratitude I feel towards the students, … Continue reading An Open Letter To Namak High School