Archive for January, 2012

How to piss off a Korean

January 24, 2012
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How to piss off a Korean

My latest article on Matador Network is now up. Here’s a taste: Once, after a fellow English teacher and I had enjoyed a bottle of soju in Samcheok and didn’t modulate our voices during the long ride home, the bus driver pulled over, speed walked to the back of the bus, and confronted and...
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Always Take Pictures Abroad

January 20, 2012
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Always Take Pictures Abroad

I was never much of a photographer in high school or college. Even with the rise of Facebook and tagging, I wasn’t tempted to bring a camera to social outings and catch the photons from that sunrise to preserve for eternity on my hard drive. When I first started taking pictures abroad, I was...
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Not Quite Myself

January 18, 2012
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I was just rejected from a job application I was really hoping to go through. Although I’m certainly no stranger to rejection, it’s been hitting me rather hard this month. It’s been three months since I returned from South Korea, and I feel like I’ve been going through the motions of life rather than...
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No Shortcuts

January 11, 2012
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Three months since I flew into San Francisco International, and my mind has been swimming with possibilities. Employment-wise, Craigslist continues to be a constant source of income for me, but as I’m not living in 2006, and with the unemployment rate as high as it is, gigs and jobs are getting scooped up within...
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