“I’m going home for National Week, where are you going?’ asked Charlotte, home meaning the UK. “I’m going to Korea,” I said. “So you’re going home too!” said James, another Brit. “Sure!” I agreed, but I wasn’t so sure. Korea’s not my home, not really. I was molded in America, I’m more of an American… Continue reading Bound 2
“Korea’s like the party China,” my friend Sam kept saying over and over. We stayed in Hongdae, a university town in Seoul which was popping at all hours. When I arrived in the early evening, the streets were choked with vendors and street performers dancing to Big Bang, and the flow of people never ended.… Continue reading Back for You Too
Anyway, I loved every second of every minute of Japan. We tried to do maybe too much in too little time, squishing in a few days of Osaka, a day of Kyoto, and a few breaths of Tokyo, and while it definitely wasn’t enough, it still managed to be perfect. (I’m not even going to… Continue reading Be Right Back
“You’re going to looove Japan. They’re going to treat you like a GOD. People are soooo polite there, and it’s soooo clean, not like here,” our Australian coworker said to my friend (who looks white) who was going to be my traveling buddy for our Japan trip. We left the office in a hurry, wishing… Continue reading Ey Where the Squat Toilets At?
I made it halfway through Lost in Translation and could go no further. I always hear it touted as the quintessential tourist-in-Tokyo movie, and since I’d never seen it, I opted to include it in my research for my pending Japan trip. Hoo boy was it a load of garbage. I had to keep rechecking… Continue reading What Does Anthony Know Anyway??
It was time to get out. It was the sixth week of overtime summer course, and everyone in my school was rapidly approaching mental collapse. So when the opportunity to leave for an offsite summer camp arose, I jumped at it. I was so ready to be done with summer course I didn’t even care… Continue reading You Have Always Been the Teacher Here
It’s some weeks past my six month anniversary of landing in China, and while I haven’t really had time for a full post mortem I have tried to reflect a bit. In living in another country I wanted to grow. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and learn, I wanted to… Continue reading I Am Moana