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I’m Saving Boat Loads of Cash in This Sweet New Chinese Apartment

I honestly have no idea how I ended up in China. The end. I was half a hair away from hanging up the mitts with teaching overseas. The Korean Ministry of Education had been hemming and hawing … [Read more...]

How Do You Hear God’s Voice?

Dear, Francolevi, I don’t know who you are, but thank you for sharing your rendition of my story so accurately. I wish I could convey the chest punch I received tonight as I read through your post. … [Read more...]

Catching Up on a Long Lakeside Scooter Ride in China

The time goes by so quickly, doesn't it? For the past two years I had put the Red Dragon Diaries behind me to better focus on my responsibilities and career as an expat teacher. I had reached a point … [Read more...]

7 Korean Street Foods in Seoul

Street food is synonymous with Korean culture. As you're on the go, Korean street food is so quick, convenient, and delicious. It's a defining element of Korea and if you are planning a visit you … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I Chose to Live in Korea Over Japan

I'm back in Korea. For this, my second tour, I decided to go for the big city and make Seoul my new home. It was a hard decision for me because I had made Busan my home for 4½ years and my friends and … [Read more...]

I Was AWOL. I Was Life.

What a difference a year can make. That's what I keep telling myself. One single year can take one's life and transform it into a completely different creature. So many people take one single year … [Read more...]

Kosen Judo in Japan (Grand Daddy of the Ground Game)

It's great being a judo vagabond. I get to travel to places in the judo world that most are not able to. I've been able to work out in both Korea and Japan the past five years of my life and consider … [Read more...]

My Japanese Apartment in Hiroshima

Here is a tour of my Japanese apartment in Hiroshima. I went from one extreme in Korea to another. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of shopping in the … [Read more...]

My Teaching English in Korea eBook is Out Now

Blogging and making videos brought a whole element to my time in Korea that I never expected. Lots of meaningful interaction with people from different corners of the world who are interested in … [Read more...]

Why Did I Leave a Good Thing in Korea?

On more than a few occasions, when having a life-pondering conversation with someone, I would describe how when I was 25 years old I moved to New York City, blinked my eyes, and found that I was at my … [Read more...]