Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Week At War: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love North Korea

The hallways in Kang Shin Middle School are colder than the outside. The doors to the school are left propped open, and without the aid of direct sunlight, you are expected to wear a coat to and from class while … Continue reading

Posted in My Life, The Journey | 4 Comments

12 (more) Korean Behaviors

Last month, I presented the first half of a list of 25 “Things you may find strange about Korean behavior” that was printed in my orientation handbook. As promised, I will now share the remaining 12 behaviors, along with my … Continue reading

Posted in Korean Culture, Weird | 10 Comments

Lotte World!

What to write about…what to write about… I could write about the G20 summit that was held in Seoul this past Thursday and Friday. But the only way it affected me personally was the additional security presence on the subway … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Fish

Paging Dr. Fish. Dr. Fish, you’re needed in the OR. Paging Dr. Fish. Yes, Dr. Fish. Today, I have the privilege of writing about one of the strangest things I’ve done in Korea, so far. What is Dr. Fish? Well, … Continue reading

Posted in Shops and Stores, Tourism, Weird | 7 Comments