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첫사랑 – First Love

These days, I’m reading a lot about how to get students to care about creative writing, helping them become better writers, and techniques that are important when writing narratives. So … Continue reading

13 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Sinterklaas!

Late November/early December is always a difficult period for Korean students, with the end of the semester assignments and finals from every course all piling up into one big academic … Continue reading

5 December 2017 · 4 Comments

My room in Seoul

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d share a little update on where I’ve been spending most of my time here in Korea. Compared to my previous video, my … Continue reading

14 October 2017 · Leave a comment

멈추면 비로소 보이는 것들 – The things you can see only when you slow down

Yesterday late at night, I came back from a short trip to the Southernmost tip of South Korea: 해남 (Haenam) in 절라남도 (Jeollanamdo). Even though I only spent three days … Continue reading

18 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Living with a constant threat of war

These days, there’s no lack of shocking and distressing headlines related to South Korea and its attention seeking neighbour: ‘Air Force chief warns of possible sudden attack by N. Korea’, … Continue reading

4 September 2017 · 3 Comments

Under the same Sky

I am painfully aware of how I haven’t written any new posts in what is rapidly approaching ‘forever’, and although I could come up with dozens of excuses that would … Continue reading

23 August 2017 · Leave a comment

[StarCraft] An interview with Brendan Valdes and Wolf Schröder

About a week ago, I had the opportunity of sitting down with legendary StarCraft 2 casters Brendan Valdes and Wolf Schröder to ask them some questions after they finished casting one of … Continue reading

17 June 2017 · Leave a comment

I thought I’d have some answers by now

A couple of weeks ago, my father celebrated his 60th birthday. 60. That’s a lot of years. That’s an amount of years that you can’t even imagine when you’re young. … Continue reading

25 April 2017 · 3 Comments

I <3 StarCraft

First of all, I’m happy to let you know that I started a separate blog for all of my KeSPA articles so you won’t be spammed here with stuff you … Continue reading

27 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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Are you hyped for the #WinterOlympics yet?
Because the Korean government would really, really like you to be #hype!

I've never really been into the Olympics, except for that one time when the guy who was born in the same town I lived in (#GianniRomme) was raking in Gold Medals like it was one of those coin pusher games - and even then it was mostly because my school was making a big deal out of it.
As such, I'm not very interested in the Winter Olympics either, even though this is the first time I'd be able to attend the events myself and watch my country's athletes get burried in speed skating medals.

Still, I hope Korea will put on a show - and a performance - to be remembered for years to come.

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#Olympics #Olympic #Korea #Seoul #Lotte #Departmentstore #SooHorang #Christmas #decoration #decorations #shopwindow #shop #pyeongchang2018 #pyeongchang #평창 #평창2018 #올림픽 #겨울 #수호랑 #스타크래프트 is love #Starcraft is life.

Being a Starcraft fan in Korea feels a lot like what I'd imagine being a rich acquaintance of Ronaldo would feel like for a football fan - you get front row seats to all the major games, get to meet legends like Messi, Robben or Buffon (in our case, Byun, SoO or Stats) and get to ask for their signature pretty much whenever you want - all without paying a single penny.

The professional scene has been taking hit after hit since I started getting interested in it, and I'm afraid it'll never be the same as it once was, but I'm glad that in 2018, as well, I'll be able to enjoy some of the best e-Sports the world has to offer.

#WingsOfLiberty down, #HeartOfTheSwarm and #LegacyOfTheVoid to go.

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#스타2 #스타크래프트2 #Starcraft2 #Byun #TY #Maru #INnoVation #esports #gaming #progamer #Korean #Korea #e스포츠 #진에어 #진에어그린윙스 #SKT1 #Dark #collection #collector #PC #RTS #변현우 #이신형 #전태양 #조성주 처음 한국에서 @kim.minji.ki204 가 그린 책을 발견할 때부터 (그 #책 읽을 수 없어도, ㅎㅎ) 한 순간엔 큰 #팬 되었고 작년 #서울일러스트레이션페어 에서 직접 만날 수 있어서 너무 즐거웠다.

이제 인스타로 새 책을 받을 수 있는 이벤트가 있어서 당연히 참여해야지~

#kimminji #thejunglebook #정글북 #정글북리그램이벤트 #indigo 한국에서 역사랑 현대 항상 어떤 이상한 발렌스로 공존한다.

In Korea, the past and the present are always living together in some sort of awkward balance.
Traditional norms, values and traditions clash with the influence of a rapidly modernizing and developing society; pride in one's roots compete with a constant need to move forward, and historical buildings vie for room to breathe in the middle of a metropolis.
I hope Korea manages to move forward without forgetting the things that make it unique.

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#대한민국 #한국 #절 #불교 #봉은사 #역사 #현대 #발렌스 #서울 #Seoul #Korea #SouthKorea #Temple #Shrine #Buddhism #Buddha #traditional #Buddhist #history #present #balance #City #koreantemple #development #Metropolis #tranquility #modernization This is such an #unoriginal picture but..doesn't it look just like a #postcard?

#Seoul #Korea #SouthKorea #Namsan #NamsanTower #City #Road #Traffic #Korean #mountain #trees #green #NSeoulTower #Tower #서울 #도시 #남산 #남산탑 #산 #탑 #도로 #엽서 #그림엽서 #남산타워 On some nights, when I'm feeling all beat down by stress and worries about whether or not I'll be able to support myself over here or where my life is heading, and when I'm just drunk enough, when I see the second snow of the year coming down outside my window, I just can't help but go outside, play some music and dance in the snow like an idiot because for some reason it just reminds me of how much I love being in this country.
Fuck you, Korea. I love you.
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#secondsnow #firstsnow #둘째눈 #첫눈 #Seoul #서울 #snow #눈 #Korea #SouthKorea #Korean #Life #Street #KyungHeeUniversity #KyungHee #경희 #경희대 #dongdaemoon #동대문구 #이문동 #winter #겨울 #atmosphere #분위기 #reallylongsentence