Posted in February 2013

Two Months and a Full Moon

Two Months and a Full Moon

Well, it’s two months to the day since I arrived. Two months of this Korea experiment, revisited. So far, so good, I think, even though this past week was probably the most difficult week I’ve had here. Last weekend I went out until the wee hours of the morning twice, returning home to find almost … Continue reading

Moran Shijjang

Moran Shijjang

I’m a sucker for markets, especially traditional markets in foreign countries. No matter how wealthy or poor, how rural or urban, how cosmopolitan or homogenous, how western or eastern or some sort of amalgam; markets are some of the few places in the world where you can escape the complexities of the present and find … Continue reading

Going to the Gogh Go

Going to the Gogh Go

One of the first things I learned after arriving in Korea was that the Seoul Arts Center was hosting a Van Gogh exhibit. For some reason this immediately caught my attention. It certainly wasn’t because I am an arts aficionado. I mean, I love photography and music, but I really don’t get into painting that … Continue reading

Seollal in Seoul

Seollal in Seoul

This past weekend Korea, China, and most of East Asia celebrated Seollal, or, the Lunar New Year. I decided to do my part and partake in the festivities. My first idea was to hop on a train and race to the east coast to watch the first sun rise over Korea. I was definitely not … Continue reading

Yeoido and Some Fun

Yeoido and Some Fun

I seem to have formed a pattern of going into Seoul on the weekends. It’s not that Jeongja is boring, it’s just that Seoul is so much more exciting, and the subway doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it used to. When I was living in Suwon I had to ride for an hour … Continue reading