The Story of a Defection: How Hyeonseo Lee Escaped From North Korea

Hyeonseo Lee managed to escape the oppressive and isolated regime of North Korea. Then she went back for her family and did it again.

What Students Are Like Before and After Lunch

Teaching students in Asia is an amazing experience. They’re intelligent, dedicated, and hard working. Until after lunch time, when you’d think a full moon had just risen.

Tissue Alert: The Saddest Commercial in the World is from Thailand

There are few things that are more gut-wrenching than poverty, so when you watch this recently released commercial from Thailand, be sure to have some tissue ready. 

City of the Damned: American Idiot in Seoul Until September 22nd

In 2004, Green Day released a concept album that would ultimately be realized as a highly successful Broadway musical. American Idiot has now packed up from the broadway stages and is on the road, in Seoul until September 22.

Video: A Taiwanese Landslide Boulder Nearly Crushes a Car

I think we have a solid contender for the title of Luckiest Man in Asia. During a sudden landslide in Keelung, Taiwan, a massive boulder barely stopped rolling before completely crushing a car driving by. 

Get Ready for Gangnam Style, Part Two: Psy Releases Music Video for “Gentleman”!

For almost a year now, the world has been wondering how Psy will possibly follow up what was likely the most famous song in the world back in 2012. After playing a massive, sold out concert in Seoul this evening, he released the video on YouTube. Here it is.

Shit Koreans Say: All the Korean You’ll Ever Need to Know

Okay, maybe not all, but it’s a good start. It’s been more than a year since J-Reyez and Lydia Paek uploaded Shit Koreans Say. It doesn’t get old because after living in Korea for 3 years, I’ve heard pretty much every phrase a thousand times. It’s a comical crash course in the Korean language.

Xizi She Knows: Imogen Heap’s Hiatus in China

Imogen Heap is not an expat, exactly. The British born singer still resides in London, but took 6 weeks out of her incredibly hectic recording and performing schedule for a working hiatus in Hangzhou, China. The resulting song, and video, is one of profoundly complex beauty.