April 25, 2014

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Homage to my family abroad in South Korea

  As I sit here waiting for my return flight back to Orlando, Florida, USA, which happens to be hours upon hours away, I can not help but think. I am thinking about the strong bonds of friendship I have acquired in South Korea. I am thinking about the tears, laughs, hugs and smiles I […]

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South Korea: Chinatown and Wolmido, Incheon

The Chinese seem to have an immeasurable ability to lay roots and prosper everywhere in the world, even in one of the most homogeneous societies on Earth: South Korea. I had the great pleasure of visiting Chinatown, Incheon and I can say without a second thought, it was a very eventful experience. I felt as […]

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Korean food: Bosintang (보신탕)

Apprehension, dismay, sadness, and excitement were a few of my emotions before I decided to eat bosintang (보신탕), or dog meat soup. Ever since I arrived in South Korea I have been waiting for the perfect moment to delve into this unique and taboo dish, well I leave in 2 weeks so I figured the […]

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Soju: cheap hell in a bottle

Very soon upon arriving in South Korea I learned of the most evil substance know to man: soju. This intoxicating liquid lures you in with its speciously cheap price and dismissive green bottle, but be aware that this shit will straight put you on your ass. Soju is a intoxicating beverage that is consumed ubiquitously […]

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Secrets of localization: Moral relativism

One of the most important keys to assimilation is understanding a people’s culture in context. When trying to localize you can not simple know how and what people do, but you also, and most importantly, must know why people do. To foreigners, certain customs and traditions are extremely illogical and without place, but to the […]

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A few things South Korea got super wrong!

South Korea has prospered over the past 60 years from a third-world, developing nation to a full-on Asian Tiger  for various reason. Some of the reasons for their success involve culture, work ethic, perseverance, dedication, education and commitment. While many view financial success and a prospering economy as winning, others may be more cautions of […]

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A few things South Korea got super right!

Like any place anyone lives or travels too there will be bumps along the way. Although, I have had my fair shares of bumps and bruises, the highs have been oh so high. Some of those highs came when comparing my home country, The USA, and South Korea. Yeah, South Korea is very quirky and […]

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Here today, gone tomorrow: small insights from a year abroad

When it comes to traveling and adventure, I tend to remember everything. I remember the smells, tastes, feelings, details about sites, human expressions, even a great deal of specific thoughts. The fact that I remember so much when traveling is startling to me. On many a sleepy occasion, I have laid my head down to […]

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Korean food: Dak-gangjeong (닭강정)

Addiction. I have without a doubt a serious Dak-gangjeong addiction. I am ashamed to admit that I have eaten this insanely delicious mutant mixture every day for the past two weeks. I just can’t stop, but to be honest I don’t want to stop. This dish just makes me so fucking happy. The restaurant owners […]

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South Korea and its addiction to the rat race

Like so many countries, nations, people and individuals around the world the pursuit of consumer good and intangible status are at the forefront of their minds. The desire to have what they do not have; the desire to possess what they are told they can not pushes people to insanity. People become consumed with the […]