Are You Experienced by Jiho Choi

Over the summer vacation I went to Ansan Valley Rock festival. Out of three days I chose to attend the last day because I knew most of the bands performing on that day. In the afternoon Korean bands, Dear Cloud and Hyuk-Oh, performed. Their songs are brilliant, mystic and sentimental. I didn’t know rock music…

Palawan

The Huffington Post claims that Palawan is the most beautiful island in the world. There’s so much to see and do on Palawan. Below is a short blurb about my time on this island in the Philippines. In February 2015, I left Korea for a one month trip to the Philippines. During the course of…

Kung Fu Master Larry

It never gets old. This is my history. After looking up Kung Fu Master Larry on YouTube, I came across this link. A lot of people mentioned how much they loved/liked this movie. They really enjoyed this fight scene too. Then again someone did say it was the worst fight scene ever. Whatever! Thanks, Robert…

The Old Man and The Museum

I decided to leave from my homebase, Gyeongsan, to head for Seoul where I would buy a ticket on a United Airlines flight to Japan, however, I changed my plans. Once I left my apartment, I headed to the local train station. It was after I arrived there that I decided to take a short…

Friday Night, 2012

On Friday I went downtown to enjoy the evening with some friends. I was spotted by a photographer and he took a few photos of me. It’s for a spread about foreigners who live in Korea. He said it was for a college publication. It was a nice way to welcome the following week —…

Buddha Like Me

I had always believed that Buddha was a large fat bald smiling man whose stomach Chinese people rubbed for good luck. I would see statues of this man often in Chinese restaurants. It wasn’t until 2012 that I realized this man was not Buddha, but actually a famous monk — Hotei. Back in 2012 I…

Roots

I watched Journey of Man by Spencer Wells recently via YouTube. Wells presents the argument that humankind originated in Africa. Through his study of genetics, he was able to trace human genes back to the San Bushmen in Africa. Basically, these Africans have all of the genetic markers that are shared by all people around…

A New Job = A New Life

This chapter of my life continues following my move from the Chungcheon-nam province in which I lived in a city called Asan. I had lived there for nine months of which three months I spent on vacation. I was an elementary school teacher for the Sun Moon University while enrolled in a Master’s of Education…