Work lingers hard.
According to Wikipedia, a dental cavity “is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure”. Just call it what it is, a pain in the ass, and I was stuck with one — and the one place besides jail I really wanted to avoid visiting in Korea was the Continue Reading
This was originally written in October of 2010 and never published. Here it is now. So this is it, the afterglow; what I’ve been thinking about for so long has finally come — total relaxation and a time to really reflect on all those things really missed so much. And Continue Reading
Polish up on yer chop-sticking, bow from the waist, and don’t forget to take your fucking shoes off because 2010-2012 is Visit Korea Year! That’s what I learned on our second trip to Seoul last year when we stumbled upon a very large, sugar cone-like plastic swirl across the street Continue Reading
The Korea Tourism Association’s official website has the coolest nighttime English map of Gwangju. This map dissolves well the largely spartan landscapes of Seogu and Sangmu, Gwangju — making it much easier to locate your apartment. It does not, however, help in navigating the narrow maze of hyper-commercialized chaos in Continue Reading
Have you been to any business yet and heard the woman or man behind the counter shout “Service!” before giving you something for free? This concept took a little while to adjust too, but I’ve written a quick post about the meaning of service in Korea on Tripwolf. Check it Continue Reading
This blog has been getting a few hits a week now from people searching “haircut in korea” or something similar to. Probably they end up finding this blog because of a rant a while back about how awkward it was getting my first haircut in Korea. No doubt, when the Continue Reading
Drinking is a sport in Korea. Read about the rules on Tripwolf.
I finally learned how to say where in Korean which has brought limitless entertainment. Now when random Korean people look at me and say “waygook-in” (meaning foreigner), I turn my head with confusion and respond “Aw dee!? Aw dee!?” Nobody ever sees that coming.
Last night, we went over to the Gwangju World Cup stadium to watch Korea vs Uruguay on the big screen. The place was packed with screaming fans, face paint, and fried chicken. It was as close to a real World Cup soccer game that I’ll probably ever get, and it Continue Reading