Posts Tagged ‘Korea’

Tongui-dong

Tongui-dong

Let me just get this right out of the way and explain something about the Korean dong. Did you just giggle? I’m sure you did. She said dong. Yes, yes she did. It’s not the first time, and I promise you it will not be the last. In the West, in primarily English-speaking countries I […]


Into the Presence of Still Water

Into the Presence of Still Water

Two months before I moved to Austin, I stopped through the city on my way back to Massachusetts from California. I took a small room at the Hotel San Jose on South Congress, where I drank cold beer on the patio, stuck daisies in my hair and listened to Toni Price sing her heart out […]


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Bits and pieces of the neighborhood on film. Hongdae & Sinchon :: Seoul


The Sand

The Sand

I believe I’ve mentioned that I used to live in a cave in the remote corners of Seoul. Once or twice. I no longer live in a cave, and I now live in the exact opposite of remote. In fact, I live in the very center of perhaps the most vibrant part of Seoul. As […]


To the East Sea

To the East Sea

Since returning to Korea, I’ve been averaging about two new words a month. Considering my Very Demanding New Job and the amount of space in my brain that is occupied with an unnecessary amount of information about consumer electronics, this is an amazing feat. I’ve learned turn left, turn right, I understand, an extra shot […]


Same But Different

Same But Different

February marked the two-year anniversary of my move to Seoul. Korea: Round Two is decidedly different this time out. Returning was a welcome relief, especially considering the conditions under which I left the US. Seoul greeted me with warm weather, good friends, and a delicious, long-awaited meal. More than any other place I’ve lived, it […]