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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

My Writing Process – A Road Map to my Thoughts

INTRODUCTION When I was very young, all I wanted was to draw. I wanted to draw well, and I wanted to draw a lot. In elementary school, I’d draw mock … Continue reading

21 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Who am I as a teacher?

This was actually an assignment for one of my classes, but I thought it would be interesting enough to share with you guys as well. One of the courses I’m … Continue reading

4 March 2017 · 1 Comment

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#가을 인데 왜 #겨울 느낌 밖에 안 나?

It's supposedly #fall in #Korea but...it feels a lot like #winter.

#창덕궁 #Changdeokgung #Palace #서울 #옛날 #전통 #역사 #한국 #Korean #KoreanPalace #Seoul #traditional #history #autumn You know, when it comes to the '#audiophile' #earbuds market, a lot of recommended #headphones are actually from China. The reason is that most Western companies have given up on earbuds in favor of #IEM, so basically it's either cheap no-brand crap or apple #earphones.

Thankfully, some of the Chinese offerings are actually just as great as people's online raving suggests; The #Yuin #PK3 is almost decade old now, but still delivers the best #audio quality I've heard in an earbud for under $50, and the #Edifier #P180 is seriously such a giant step up from your garden variety earbuds at a price of only 12 bucks that I can't understand why they aren't more popular.

The #Auglamour #RX1 was a complete and utter disappointment with tinny #sound I never expected after all the positive talk about it on #Headfi though. Seems like most of the budget from the $22 price went into the packaging, which is admittedly quite pretty.

Of course my main pair of headphones, the #Koss #Portapro - which hasn't changed at all in design since 1984 because they are just THAT good - isn't Chinese but good ol' Murrikan, and I always love taking them out even though they make my head look huge in compassion to their small footprint.

The #JVC #HAFXC51 were tauted as amazing IEMs back when I got them but although they don't sound bad, I just can't get used to having those little pieces of plastic lodged so deeply into my ear canal.. So..thank God for #China, I guess. 
For helping old-fashioned men like me find ways to still comfortably enjoy their #music.

#headphone #review #earphone #earbud #oortelefoon #koptelefoon #muziek #collection #sound #이어폰 #해드폰 The lure of #nature.

#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #traditional #wood #ZuidKorea #Namsangol #Hanok #ancient #trees #green #home #서울 #남산골 #한옥 #자연 #전통 #나무 #한국 So glad I finally stopped wondering why I never go to any #concerts in #Korea and just got up and went to one.

@emuartspace was probably the most 'homely' (#gezellig) venue I've ever visited, @bowhang_smacksoft was as impressive as expected, @imhyeonjeong enchanted me with her beautiful voice and the duet of @musicsollee (거꾸로도 #이솔이) and #조현정 made me wish they'd spend more time together.

It might be a bit more work trying to find concerts here, but it's definitely worth it. 
#Korean #Seoul #concert #Koreanindie #acoustic #band #guitar #indie #music #indiemusic #Emu #emuartspace #PantaGarage #콘서트 #서울 #황보령 #임현정 #인디 #인디음악 #어쿠스틱 #에무 #에무팡타개라지 #음악 I once heard a tale of a man
who split himself in two.
The one part never changed at all;
the other grew and grew.

The changeless part was always true,
The growing part was always new,
And I wondered, when the tale was through,
Which part was me, and which was you.

#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #traditional #religion #shamanism #grave #gravemarker #stone #statue #Asia #Asian #벅수 #장승 #돌 #표석 #샤머니즘 #한국 #서울 I know I use the phrase #concretejungle to describe #Seoul a lot but..man. 
#Korea #SouthKorea #City #Citylife #Buildings #Apartment #birdseyeview #panorama #Metropolis #서울 #도시 #건물 #파노라마 #도시생활