Park Chung-hee Haiku

"Sure, this cell's dank, but Damn, this economy's hot!" Says jailed student. Today is the 57th anniversary of Park Chung-hee's coup. It was weird going into certain South Korean museums, because there was always a noticeable gap in the political history spanning from the end of the Korean War until the Nineties. It's like the … Continue reading Park Chung-hee Haiku

President Moon Allows Kim Jung-Eun to Pet Dog, Peace Ensues

CARE International observers are hailing President Moon Jae-In of South Korea's 'masterstroke' of bringing his adorable black rescue mutt Tory to his meeting with Kim Jung-Eun and allowing the dictator to pet him. No one knew what to expect when President Moon came into the meeting room, the little Tory held lovingly in his arms. … Continue reading President Moon Allows Kim Jung-Eun to Pet Dog, Peace Ensues

Tales of Old Andong: First Impressions

The second installment in my 'Tales of Old Andong' series, the first of which can be found here. They can be read independent of each other, though. Again, this is a mish-mash of events that happened to myself and others. Indis is a real bar and Hoya is a real bartender. He is good. It … Continue reading Tales of Old Andong: First Impressions

Tales of Old Andong: So-maek-col

Author's Note: This story was inspired by my three years in Andong, South Korea. Certain characters are inspired by real people that I love dearly and incidents are a mish-mash of things that have happened to myself and others. Hoya is definitely a real person and Indis is definitely a real place that he runs, … Continue reading Tales of Old Andong: So-maek-col