Crash Landing in Tokyo

The moment you first lay eyes on a city, it’s often a surreal experience.

Off to Japan

It’s time for ¬†a long-overdue vacation, so I’m off to Toyko for a week. Light updates until then!

The Angry Foreigner

If you’ve lived in a foreign country for long enough, chances are you’ve run into the “angry foreigner” at some time or other. Why does it happen? What can you do about it?

The Horror Next Door

No doubt you don’t need to be told about the tragic earthquake and tsunami combination that hit Japan one month ago. But perhaps you may be a little less familiar with the troubled history between Korea and Japan. At the beginning of the 20th century, Japan occupied Korea to horrendous consequence. The national identity of […]

Hello, Toaster.

I’m not going to dwell on it for long, but I have the coolest toaster in the universe. The day that I moved into my new Korean apartment, I was rooting around underneath the sink cupboard. The previous teachers had left behind some items, and I was sorting the things that I would use from […]