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Whenever One Door Closes…

August 22, 2013
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Whenever One Door Closes…

There’s something I should address to all my readers, those who have been following me for years, and those who have only recently stumbled across my blog and have yet to get the full view of my experience: I’m not going to be down forever. If anything, I’m feeling pretty great at the moment,...
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Surrounded by Success

January 20, 2013
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Surrounded by Success

It’s difficult to write. I’m only going through these words just to get my fingers moving and the thoughts slowly put down on paper. I don’t know how this will end. The truth is, I don’t think I’m ever going to find a career I consider satisfying. Even some of the jobs considered the...
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Good to be a Guava Again

August 30, 2012
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Good to be a Guava Again

Ten-hour bus rides with the air conditioning set to full have seldom led me to desirable destinations. Even if the trip is worth it, I usually arrive sleepy and stiff from the cold. My journey back to Thai Mueang, home of my volunteer experience in 2008, was no different. I spent a mellow few...
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Volunteering in the Philippines

July 10, 2012
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Volunteering in the Philippines

As many readers are aware, a few months after the earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region of Japan, I volunteered to assist with cleanup efforts in Ofunato with All Hands, one of the few foreign-run organizations to make it past the Japanese bureaucracy. It was a remarkable experience, seeing the kind of people...
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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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Trade-offs

November 29, 2011
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Trade-offs

It’s only been six weeks since I took that flight from Incheon, and already my world is established. I have a job (well, series of jobs, anyway), a girlfriend, a place to stay, food in the fridge, money in the bank. I’d be lying if I said things are exactly the way I wanted...
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Living in Korea by the Numbers

August 5, 2011
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Living in Korea by the Numbers

Having just completed one year in Korea, I thought I’d give prospective expats an idea of how much one can pocket and live on in a year here. You hear stories all the time about how Korea is the country to go teach EFL if you want to make money, but has anyone actually...
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Tsunami Cleanup in the Tohoku, Japan

May 25, 2011
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Tsunami Cleanup in the Tohoku, Japan

Pictures of my time in Ofunato with All Hands Volunteers. Story to follow:
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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 Do Foreigners Bail On ESL Contracts?

August 10, 2010
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Why Do Foreigners Bail On ESL Contracts?

Korea is haven for English speakers looking to escape the borders of their homelands and try working in a foreign land. Why? For one, it is one of the only countries to pay for instructors’ tickets going in and out. Second, like Taiwan, the salary is absurdly high given the cost of living. Around...
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