Paradocs Coffee on Fairfax

My notebook by Moleskin and Japanese Pilot Pen Go well with Taka’s coffee at his Paradocs Coffee Shop quaintly positioned on my favorite block in LA On this MLK Day I sat there reading an article about Samya Stumo Who sadly lost her life a little less than a year ago aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight…

Alfredo Sanchez Lives!

Alfredo Sanchez was sitting at the lunch table with four strangers — one of whom had nearly killed him less than an hour earlier. With that behind him, Sanchez was eager to sink his teeth into his meal. In one breath he uttered something in English. Then, his curiosity piqued when the Asian woman who…

Culver City

I miss living and working here. Although I did not have the time to enjoy this place the way I am today when I lived here a decade ago. If I return to America  for good this is one place I would strongly consider living. So I hit the street in search of a job…

Unexpected Expectations

“We’re beings toward death, we’re … two-legged, linguistically-conscious creatures born between urine and feces whose body will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms.”  -Dr. Cornel West I just read that someone lost a friend who had died unexpectedly which prompted me to write the following post. Dying is inevitable. I expect it…

A Weekend Without Money

I spent the weekend indoors mostly. After the first official week of school I returned to my apartment on Friday where I found a mess — bedding that hadn’t been folded, clothes that needed to be  cleaned, dishes that needed washing, and trash that needed to be taken out. This wasn’t the environment I wanted…

April 2011

I began having meetings for the Gyeongsan English Club last year. The idea to start this group came from another English Club in Pohang, which I participated in for a year or two. The group has been growing steadily. I’m busier than I’ve been in a long time and can’t attend the meetings regularly as…

2010

Thank God! Today marks the beginning of another chapter in the life of That Brotha in Asia. My name is 래리, which is Hanguel for Larry. Hanguel (however it is spelled) is the Korean language. Anyways without getting too far into a lesson about Korean, I’d much rather get a few things off my chest….

Coming 2 America 2011

Yesterday, James and I went to an ice cream parlor that makes weird and unusual flavors. I remembered the building from an episode of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. I was thankful that I’d seen it. James was being a good tour guide. Across from this ice cream parlor was a vegan restaurant. I ordered a…