Late Night Revelations on Korea Made Over GS25 Sandwiches

Ignorance breeds contempt. It seems obvious (and sounds like something I’ve heard before), yet when you’re away from your “normal” lifestyle, it can be easy to keep thinking in the way you’ve been thinking before entering your new normal. And that alone can help to shift how one thinks, both in this normal and the… Read More Late Night Revelations on Korea Made Over GS25 Sandwiches

The Red Dragon Diaries and JPD Does ROK Do Live Octopus

Oh, memories. Pop over to Tom Gates’ “The Red Dragon Diaries” where he has posted the video of our first (and last?) taste of “San-nak-ji,” or live octopus, a popular raw seafood treat for soju-swilling diners in Busan, South Korea. Footnote: after we’d finished filming, a group of middle-aged folks sat behind Tom and ordered some… Read More The Red Dragon Diaries and JPD Does ROK Do Live Octopus

The August Expat Bloodbath 2014 Edition: A Preview

Buddhists and motivational speeches have both taught that nothing in life is permanent or guaranteed. This becomes clearer when time is measured in one-year contracts. With the first semester coming to a close in South Korean public schools, many expats are preparing for their next adventures. Many of them I consider my friends. I wrote… Read More The August Expat Bloodbath 2014 Edition: A Preview