A Trip to Boseong

Since leaving my EPIK position in September 2015, I’ve been doing a lot. A “lot” meaning wandering around from place to place, half of the time despairing about where my life is going, a quarter time visiting friends, and the last quarter time putzing around and dabbling in projects here and there. Reading books. Writing … More A Trip to Boseong

Letter No.1

[I wrote this letter during the last days of my time in EPIK. I thought I would never publish it, but now that my return home is on my doorstep, this feels more relevant than ever.] Dear Brain Twin, Here’s a modern, old-fashioned letter. Intercontinental epistolary, digitized and publicized, and given our frequent Kakao chitchats, … More Letter No.1

The Mania of Selling, or Emptying Your Apartment Before Moving Out

Having never lived abroad for quite so long before – nor having had an apartment of my own in which to accumulate a ton of stuff – I’ve never had to deal with the process of getting rid of everything. And let me say, having never been properly prepared to anticipate this moment, I’ve let … More The Mania of Selling, or Emptying Your Apartment Before Moving Out

A Week From Today, and the Adventures of Running Around With A Deadline

In exactly one week I will be on a planr bound for Canada. Celebrating preemptively with Monster Pizza and a heinously expensive (but damn good) cider while saying goodbye to a friend who leaves tomorrow. Spent the day running around selling stuff and posting desperately on the What’s For Sale In Cheongju Facebook page to … More A Week From Today, and the Adventures of Running Around With A Deadline

Goodbye, Brain Twin

This past weekend I spent with Andrea in Wonju for our long overdue girly weekend. It was our last time together in Korea so we made it count. Two dozen Krispy Kreme donuts were purchased (eaten between us two and Andrea’s sister, visiting from abroad), Tom Yum soup was made, What We Do In The … More Goodbye, Brain Twin