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Gwangju Freecycle – Reducing Waste through Gifting
Gwangju Freecycle is a community organization with aims to reduce waste through reuse and promote a gifting community. Read about how I started it in January 2014 and its effect on the Gwangju community.
Lost a Wallet in Korea? Here’s What To Do!
One of the most frustrating things that most people are bound to experience is losing a wallet. It is even more frustrating when it happens in a foreign country. Luckily, it isn't too much of a pain to deal with in Korea as a foreigner.
Here Comes the 신부: Attending my First Korean Wedding
As the years after college creep on, I’m seeing less photos involving red Solo cups and empty beer cans on a Wednesday evening. They have been replaced with staged engagement poses, overly priced rocks on fingers, and babies eating/sleeping/being cute/totally unaware of what is going on (okay, I do like to look at cute squishy … Continue reading Here Comes the 신부: Attending my First Korean Wedding
Growing Safety Drills in Korea
In Korea’s bali bali (hurry hurry!) culture, safety is often sacrificed for the sake of time and money. Constructing new buildings and remodeling is done at incredible speeds, yet I don’t often see workers wearing hard hats, even while acrobatically walking along poles four stories high. To speed things up, most motorists pretend to be colorblind … Continue reading Growing Safety Drills in Korea
Being Korean in Korea, but Not Really Korean
Even though America is a “melting pot”, I still felt like I got different treatment than white people, especially when living in the south. They are usually subtle, but occasionally blatant. After hearing “I bet your mom makes better Chinese food than what we have here” and “You’re Asian, can you figure out how to … Continue reading Being Korean in Korea, but Not Really Korean
My First White Thanksgivukkah
After a short session at the climbing gym (and unfortunately pulling a neck muscle), I was stabbed by multiple snowflakes on my bike ride home. The uncomfortable yet strangly refreshing ride resulted in a snow-covered scarf resembling a Santa beard. I promised myself not to go outside for the rest of the night. Rather, I … Continue reading My First White Thanksgivukkah
Daily Korean Life #2: School Lunches
I can say with confidence that I’ve eaten a peanut butter sandwich (sans jelly) for 98% of school lunches until high school. I never bought school lunch unless it was the occasional pizza day. Even in elementary school, I was appalled by school food. Low quality chicken nuggets, fries, mystery meatloaf, and gross spaghetti that … Continue reading Daily Korean Life #2: School Lunches
Daily Korean Life: Bathrooms 화장실
I am going to start a writing a series called “Daily Korean Life”. I’d like to explore the small differences I’ve noticed while living my usual life here in Korea that one might not usually come across when reading about cultural difference. I’ll first cover the most ordinary part of the day: bathrooms. In the … Continue reading Daily Korean Life: Bathrooms 화장실