I’ve just discovered this bizarre soda called Milkis, a milk-based carbonated beverage. Only the Koreans could come up with something so twisted, so backwards, so…milky. I bought it on a whim earlier tonight, and they flavor can be described as a melted, carbonated orange julius without the orange (though there is an orange flavor as [...]
Yup, it’s been a long time again, but there’re good reasons for that:
I’ve started freelance tutoring to make some going-out cash, and I have 3 Kyungwon students so far. I also got a temp gig at a private English institute across the street from my apartment. I’m teaching four classes (from 1 to 4 [...]
So I promised a post detailing my experience in the Korea Tourism Organization’s hanok homestay experience program, so here we are.
The KTO puts on this program for students studying abroad in Korea, where you spend a weekend participating in traditional Korean activities, touring Seoul, and staying with a family in a hanok [...]
Yes I know it’s been awhile. That’s what field trips, midterms and entrepreneurship do to you. (Note: NONE of my time was spent drinking, partying, dancing, copulating, stumbling or forgetting. Sure…none.)
First, I went to Gwangjang Market and Dongdaemun . It’s a pretty normal wet market, with produce, meat, fish and prepared food stalls:
I was inspired by some other more clever bloggers for this one. But, I’m going out to some hip-hop/reggae party in a couple minutes so I didn’t have time for a long post. So, without further ado, my everyday carry:
Clockwise from top-left:
Enough Won in coins for a cup of coffee Apt key and [...]
I got interviewed in the school paper, being the first American studying abroad at Kyungwon (A fact I finally got solidified). This was a trip. MJ (my very cute advisor) told me last Tuesday via email that it would be that Wednesday, and then at the last second, burst into my class panting, and told [...]
So I’ve been pretty damn busy sorting out my schedule, actually learning some Korean and moving into a new place.
Last Saturday, I woke up with a breakfast of this:
I went out to dinner in Gangnam that night with ChulJae and a couple of his friends. It’s a nice area, packed with restaurants, bars, [...]
Schlepped myself halfway across the country to buy an iPhone from a Korean guy named Elliot at subway stop in northwest Seoul. The metro here is ridiculously idiot-proof and just murders NYC in cleanliness. The bathrooms are spotless and modern as hell.
Walked around hongdae for a good while and decided on [...]
I’ve noticed a lot of very small differences in the everyday shit. For example, the beds:
Ok, so there’s this thin white sheet that goes over the mattress, followed by a top blanket that’s exactly size of the mattress. You sleep on top of that, with one other blanket on top of you. So, you [...]
A little update on the food here. Like I mentioned before, breakfast doesn’t really exist.
Yesterday, ‘fakefast’ consisted of rice, broth, kimchi, beef. Look in the top right corner and you’ll see the worst thing I’ve had so far. It was some kind of fibrous ass vegetable swimming in essence of old fish. I was burping [...]
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