Random Thoughts

Bitterness and the Lifer

January 24, 2011
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I promise I’ll try to make more of an effort to blog consistently. The truth is, I have a difficult time finding a good balance between blogging for leisure and out of obligation. What’s been on my mind recently? Actually something I’m quite concerned about. Let me set the stage. A new NongHyup Mart...
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Why I Love Hot Springs

November 1, 2010
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My latest vlog on why I enjoy hot springs, and why (I believe) Americans generally don’t indulge in a good soak.
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Uljin Songi Festival

October 4, 2010
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Uljin Songi Festival

This weekend wrapped up the Uljin Songi Festival (송이축제) in my corner of Korea. Uljin is famous for three things: big mushrooms, snow crabs, and unstable nuclear reactors… little bit of hyperbole. In any case, the festival was a good chance to stay in town for the weekend and chill with the locals. The...
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Settling In

August 19, 2010
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Mainly a laundry list of things to do… I received my foreigner registration card today. Let the records show it took three days’ processing time and one day to send via courier (for an additional 4000-5000 Won). Not bad at all. Now all I need to do is apply for medical insurance, register with...
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7 Stupid Things To Do While Traveling

August 4, 2010
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7 Stupid Things To Do While Traveling

1. Express Your Anger This isn’t limited to anyone in particular. Don’t give the check-in lady a hard time because your flight just happens to be oversold. Don’t look ticked off in front of the security guard as you enter the metal detector. And, above all, do not yell at the immigration agent; you...
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Craigslist: Abdicating Responsibility

July 16, 2010
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Craigslist: Abdicating Responsibility

I’m back. I’m back to writing down to random thoughts and opinions via my blog. And I realize what was holding me back so much: not being in the States for seven months’ with little-to-no interaction with foreign cultures, but rather Twitter. That devil of an invention, the latest attempt to reduce the English...
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Domestic Travel and Being Me

June 8, 2010
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Domestic Travel and Being Me

Long time no read, everyone. Entirely my fault. I guess I just tried to do too many things at once, and ended up doing nothing at all. My travel convention job turned out to be run by a downright evil shell of a human being, and since then, I’ve been struggling with freelance jobs,...
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Travel Jobs: Promoting Conventions

January 26, 2010
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Travel Jobs: Promoting Conventions

This weekend in Reno I did the following: – Talked to two models, who happened to enjoy late night blackjack almost as much as me (one of whom posed for Playboy). – Had a meaningful discussion with Chuck Yeager, the man to first break the sound barrier – Watched Tom Selleck buy an Alaskan...
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Travel Jobs: World Ventures

January 16, 2010
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Travel Jobs: World Ventures

Sorry for my lack of posts as of late; I am back in the states after my working holiday in New Zealand, and will be looking for jobs in Japan, Taiwan, and Peru starting sometime in the next several months. Whenever I’m home, I always tend to fly into Dallas, then migrate south to...
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Gambling to Travel

December 8, 2009
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Gambling to Travel

I know there have been numerous articles on the subject, and there’s really no point in writing about this ex post facto, as the perception of the gambler is significantly different than the perception of the non-gambler, even if they happen to be the same person. Of course it seems ridiculous to throw $500...
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