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!

Wii Bang: Solutions for the Shack-Whacky

Sometimes you just need to get out of the house. Especially in Seoul.

Goodbye Family Mart: Convenience Store Culture in South Korea

There’s a nighttime venue in Seoul that’s always a hotspot, with thousands of venues across this vast city. 

The London Olympics: Telling It Like It Is

A brief glimpse of the Olympic standings with a whimsical view of the two Koreas. Thanks to Rachelle Robicheau for bringing this one to my attention!

The Trick Eye Museum

One of Hongdae’s best known attractions is a simple-yet-clever gallery of whimsy.

The Plight of the Cicada: The Story of the Saddest Insect on Earth

Each year, around late July, the cicada returns to Seoul. This morning on the drive to work, I noticed that they’ve emerged from the ground and have began their brief journey to the treetops. Despite the minor annoyance of their noise, this makes me happy.

Gangnam Style

Update: You can find a larger collection of Gangnam Style videos and articles here. For too long I’ve ignored an unavoidable segment of Korean culture: K-Pop.