Chronicling Korea: Eating as a Community

Before coming to Korea, I never thought twice about eating alone. In a typical day, I have a very different schedule from that of my friends, and so naturally I would eat most or even all meals by myself. That just made sense. Here, however, it's a different story. In Korea, it can be seen … Continue reading Chronicling Korea: Eating as a Community

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Thailand: Day Two

Today I am the happiest I can ever remember being. In my whole life, I cannot remember having a day that was better than this one. Granted, I tend to remember a lot more of the bad days than the good ones. Still, I think this day was so good I will remember it for … Continue reading Thailand: Day Two

Chronicling Korea: Always an English Teacher

Hi, hello, and welcome to a new series I'm starting titled "Chronicling Korea," in which I will, well, chronicle my experiences here in Korea. From general cultural observations to distinctly unique anecdotes, this will be my way of ensuring that I neither override my entire online existence with foreigner-in-Korea related content, nor ignore my living situation … Continue reading Chronicling Korea: Always an English Teacher

A Summer in Pictures

(Victoria, BC, Canada) (Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada) (Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada) (Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada) (Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (The Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (The Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (Iona Beach … Continue reading A Summer in Pictures

Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Man, do I have to pee.  That's it, that's the end of my year (10 months, whatever) of exchange, of adventure. I flew to Oslo 10 months ago and had one of the toughest days of my life, sleep-deprived and hungry, pushing my body weight in luggage around a foreign country on one of the … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: Thoughts on the Flight Home

Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Traveling A LOT

I meant to blog more while traveling all month, so let me just apologize for that. I always think it'll be easy to keep up with things, but then I actually go and travel and even if I have consistent wifi, I just get so tired that it's hard to focus. I'm struggling just with … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The One Where I’m Traveling A LOT

Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End

This is it, this is the moment it all starts. Okay, so, "it" has been going on forever because "it" essentially is life, but this moment feels particularly...momentous. This is the beginning of the end of my exchange. On Thursday I finished my last two finals, on Friday I took a short break, and today … Continue reading Letters From Exchange: The Beginning of the End