Seoul Shindig: Prom 2013

Seoul Shindig has a strong brand and they are known to throw the best themed parties in the capital of South Korea.  Their goal is simple: to create a fun atmosphere where people can dress up and cut loose and be reminded of the good ol’ days.  As Jerry Stiles, one of the founders of […]

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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 […]

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South Korea: An Unknown Nature Mecca and a Great Location for the Winter Olympics

Tourism in Korea will explode because of one untapped resource – nature. When foreigners (non-Americans) think of New York, they think of uncompromising skyscrapers, broad avenues, plush shopping and a city that never sleeps.  They, like most Americans, forget that New York is a massive state that offers much more than a singular city.  New […]

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Turning 30 -Chincha-

Before I begin, I know having Chincha write an article about you isn’t a major life accomplishment.  Still, for me it was very special.  I’m so grateful.  If you haven’t seen the awesome write-up by the talented Emily Hodges, please click here. Did I mention it’s not a big deal?   So,  ask me how I […]

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A Promenade Through Seoul

The older we get in life, the more we become aware of how much we don’t know. The days of being cocky, arrogant, or thinking we can rule the world after a small string of successes slowly succumbs to the caution, skepticism, and humility brought about by our failures. As we age, we begin to […]

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