One of the the things that irks me about Korea is, oddly, also something that can make it endearing. I’m talking about the lack of professionism and/or casualness in the way business is conducted. It can be very strange when it’s in circumstances where the manager of a store or fast food place is chilling … More Some Cherry Tomatoes With Your Glasses?
This is a post to continue on Marta’s soap gallery. I actually had been planning on writing a post called “Soaps I have Used” (to pair with “Metros I have Used“) buuuut then I didn’t really keep up with taking pictures…Here are three in order of worst to best (relatively). Keep in mind these are all … More Crusty Soap
If you’re lucky enough to come across a public bathroom in Korea that has soap at all, it’s likely going to come in an unexpected form. Not in a squirty spout, not in a dispenser, not in a nifty foam, but a bar of blue soap impaled on a stick. Now the squeamish germaphobe in … More The Hand-Job Soap
Living in Korea means sometimes stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, trying to hail every car on the road because you drunkenly believe they are taxis. Living in rural Korea means stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, then finding a cob of corn in your purse for … More Maybe it was theft…
Korea: I need you to understand something. If my office is more than 30 degrees celsius, I’m not going to be able to do any work. My brain is cooking. Especially because I’m dressed according to your medieval conservatism standards. No, no – don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate the fact that we’ve been … More Office Heat Waves
This is my final post from my previous long weekend‘s worth of adventures in Seoul (see my photos from around town here, my photo booth glamourousness here, my horror over the busyness of Seoul here, and my reviews of TAG Guesthouse and Travel Maker breakfasts here and here). Though it might be the final post, I assure you … More 3 Photo Ops in 1: A Trip to Seoul’s Love, Trick Eye, and Ice Museums
Note: Extreme geekery follows. You have been warned. So it’s been a while, but before I left for Japan I’d been mentioning quite a bit my plan to sneak into the Seoul leg of the Doctor Who World Tour. Sneaking was my intention due to the tickets (made free last minute) selling out within twenty minutes. Mostly … More Fangirls and Facepalms: A Successful Ticket-less Entry Into the Seoul Doctor Who World Tour
Recently I’ve been introduced to analog photography. It’s been an art form I’d always seen my friends do, or saw in passing in a gallery or website, but had absolutely no background in. It’s so refreshing to jump into a new medium without any heavy-handed Should’s and Shouldn’t’s. I’ve decided to send myself on a … More Korean Photo Hunt
I’m at the DMZ for the second time with the lovely Leslie who’s visiting for two weeks. I realize I haven’t actually written about Round 1 at the DMZ, but in short it’s a political amusement park. As such here is a beautified bit of barbed wire. And now off to Japan for ten days! … More DMZ, Round 2
Found this beauty on a wall downtown. Don’t even know. In other news tomorrow I’m going to try ad sneak into the Doctor Who World Tour/willingly get scalped for a ticket! Wish me luck!!