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On Peace Talks and Snowboarding

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome back to A Day With J (South Korean Edition). A lot’s been happening here on the peninsula lately. For starters, you might have heard that the 65-year standoff between the North and South might finally … Continue reading

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100 Things I’ve Done in My Lifetime

I sat down a couple of weeks ago and, instead of writing a bucket list, I wrote a list of interesting things I’ve already seen, done, and accomplished in my lifetime. It got a lot of positive feedback on Facebook … Continue reading

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Loud Park 2017, Pt.1: Tokyo Awaits

Sad Intro Part I was too optimistic in 2013. Some of you might remember. After living in South Korea for two years I finally stumbled across one metal show and assumed I had found an entire underground scene that could … Continue reading

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Loud Park 2017, Pt. 2: An Audience with the Emperor

This is Part 2 of a 2-part post. Part 1 can be found here. There’s an interesting postscript to this most metal of weekends. The next morning I woke up and went to the airport almost five hours early – … Continue reading

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Have We Grown Apart? Take the Quiz!

A friend and I were recently talking about the pros and cons of living in South Korea, and one of the biggest cons, we agreed, is the way time sort of passes in a bubble here. As we’re living our … Continue reading

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Mapo: The Bridge of Life and Death

Greetings dear readers! This is my first post of 2018, so I guess I should probably say “Happy New Year!” too. One of my resolutions in 2017 was to post an update every week, but obviously that didn’t work out. … Continue reading

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Catching Up With J. (A 5-Question Update)

Welcome, dear readers, and greetings from day 8 of my December-long Immortal-thon. Immortal, for the sake of all you non-metalheads out there, is a Norwegian band famous for writing songs about frozen landscapes, winter, snow, ice, frostbite, winterdemons, blizzards, and … Continue reading

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