Archive for February, 2014

Why not live in the big city abroad?

February 25, 2014
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Whether it’s a bus or an airplane, I’m always relieved when few people show up, leaving me free to stretch my legs across the aisle. This weekend was my first time returning to Seoul since my arrival after New Year’s. In addition to soaking up a little culture at the Sejong Center with Aida,...
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What I’ve Accomplished as a Millennial

February 20, 2014
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As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to change my definition of success more times than I could count. If you had asked me what that word meant at fifteen, I probably would have said a mansion in LA, an acting career, and a supermodel on my arm. In college, I would have settled for...
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How do I afford this much travel?

February 16, 2014
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I’ve talked a little about some of the credit cards I use to receive travel benefits. In this video, I go over exactly how I used these cards to travel, and the points programs out there. It’s also handy to live in a country like Korea where there are cheap accommodations: jimjilbang, love hotels,...
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Back in the Classroom

February 8, 2014
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Back in the Classroom

This is the first time I’ve seen anything like corporal punishment in Korea. I witnessed my old boss grab students by the ears, but generally this was done without malice and only if students had really been misbehaving, e.g. hitting others, making others cry with insults. Nevertheless, my current employer is taking things to...
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Food Discoveries in Fukuoka

February 1, 2014
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Food Discoveries in Fukuoka

Fukuoka, Japan will always hold a special place in my heart. As my first vacation spot inside Japan, I was introduced to so many new things: capsule hotels, ramen at the yatai, nightlife worth going out for, and the laid-back atmosphere of Kyushu. I’ve been back once before while passing through on my way...
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