“Loner Culture”

I came across an article on CNN about something on the rise in South Korea: loner culture. As a certification student at Yonsei University, I’ve come across the topic in my cultural studies course, but I didn’t think that the article would seem so… peculiar… to me. “Culture” is an interesting word. A formal definition…

What It’s Like Being Single In Korea

We swagger in black, congregate, and lament over noodles coated in a syrupy black sauce that is obviously meant to resemble the inner workings of the single person’s heart. Because why else would you be single unless your heart pumps tar?

Biking Ventures on the Geum River Bike Path in South Korea

By CHASE A. CHISHOLM with JOIN CHASE Travel Journal Two days. Mostly overcast skies. Rain. Lots of low clouds and fog blanketed the surrounding mountains with calmness. Smell of watermelon. Beckoned. Fresh cobwebs. Entangled. Fishermen hid under umbrellas during the battle between rain and sun. Garlic. And onions. Hung to dry. Peppers growing. Puddles to splash in while…

Biking Ventures Under Bridges in South Korea

By CHASE A. CHISHOLM with JOIN CHASE Travel Journal It was an unusual sight, which is why I stopped. Not unusual was the group of mostly older Korean men gathered under a bridge along the bike path between Ochang and Cheongju in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. It’s a hot spot to cool off and take a break from…

From Computer Programmer to Teaching Abroad: Chris Sutcliffe

  “Finally, after a long time of being too chicken shit to do it, I applied to the EPIK program in late 2011.” – Chris Sutcliffe Essay by Chris Sutcliffe Since graduating in 2004, (majoring in Business Computing) I got a job working as a programmer.  I enjoyed the work as it was challenging and…

A Quick Look at Gyeongbokgung Palace

I recommend taking line five to the Gwanghwamun station and departing from exit three for a breathtaking view of Gwanghwamun Square.  Continue to walk straight and you will come into a head on collision with Gyeongbokgung Palace.  I believe a few hours is sufficient to explore this Palace.  This Palace was first built during the…