Korea is for Extroverts. Japan is for Introverts.

A COMPARISON BETWEEN TEACHING IN KOREA VS JAPAN: PROS AND CONS This review contains sweeping generalizations and swearing up the wazoo. If you’re the sensitive type, best to pass on this one. Also if you don’t give a shit about living and teaching in Korea and Japan than I doubt this will be of interest…

Alternative Itineraries in Japan: Suicide, Sadism, & a Side of Sushi

It was that time of year again when many of the teachers pack up and leave Korea for adventure or relaxation. Peering through the tiny perforations along the ribs of the airborne capsule, what looks like pools of mercury can be seen from below mirroring the residue of the abating sun. I relish the ritual…

Korean Hanbok vs Japanese Kimono – Epic Dress Battles of History

What is a Hanbok?   A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress.  Throughout Korean history, commoners wore the hanbok and it became popularized during the celebrated Joseon Dynasty.  Interestingly, the hanbok was adopted from nomadic cultures in northern Asia, so its style is drastically different from the formal wear adopted by agricultural cultures like China.    Although…

Deer Nara

Japan is one amazing country.  My quick vacation of five days barely allowed me to skim the surface.  Being that I live life on a budget, I anchored myself in Osaka and ventured to different areas in Kansai.  I fully recommend the three day Kansai pass as it allows you to use the subway system…