Tag Archives: S. Korea

Buddha’s Birthday

May 10th of every year is special for being the birthday of somebody near and dear to me. May 10th 2011, however, is special to many people around the globe for being the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama a.k.a. Buddha. … Continue reading

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hey laaaadiees (a different type of, ahem, tourism)

A few months ago, I was on a bit of an evolutionary biology reading kick (highly, highly, highly recommend reading Sex at Dawn, hands down one of the most entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking books I’ve read in the past year– … Continue reading

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on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day…

Forgive me for being cynical, but for all the “progress” for women’s rights that is being lauded today, I see a lot of ways in which we are missing the mark, both globally and at home in the US. When … Continue reading

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my refusal to fold [book pages] becomes costly

This morning I cracked open a book to find a 10,000 won note.  A whole lot of good that does me in America.  That’s a night of Korean BBQ!  Two bowls of dolsot bibimbap!  A tea set from E-Mart!  Thirty … Continue reading

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exposing myself to Korea

When I arrived in Korea on my one-year working visa, there were a few strings attached.  Aside from shipping away my diploma and a medley of notarized documents to Seoul prior to my arrival, there were a few things that … Continue reading

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hello world, here’s my cliché “beginnings” post

I’ll preface this entire project (lifestyle?) by quoting the lovely Margaret Atwood, just as I did my last blogging endeavor… In The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood writes: “Why is it that we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while … Continue reading

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