1. Alcohol is cheap. Super cheap. You can buy 375ml of soju, a clear liquor comparable to vodka, for a little more than 1 USD and a liter of Cafri […]
This morning I brought a can of Trader Joe’s chai tea latte mix into school to try and finish off with my colleagues. It’s Lucy’s last day at Namcheon and I […]
During my seventh day of winter camp Mr. Jo came in and invited me to have lunch with the rest of the staff keeping the school running during the winter […]
For the past two weeks I’ve been popping by my my main school to teach English to a handful of third and fourth graders for a couple of hours during […]
SOME I GOT AND SOME I DID NOT. That sounds about right. This cusp always forces us, some of us reluctantly, to assess what we got, what we did, what […]
A piece written for Matador Network.
I ALMOST LOST A BRAID from my head once, while waiting in line at a department store in Jecheon, South Korea. An older woman behind me had reached across her shopping cart to hold one of my extensions in her hand, but she didn’t let go when I moved forward to put my toothpaste on the conveyor.
I’VE BEEN IN SOUTH KOREA for almost eight months and I haven’t crocheted one thing since I’ve been here. Back home I get restless if too much time passes before I get […]
IT’S UNDENIABLY fall now. The afternoons have that sideways light that extends twilight by giving us a premature dusk. This is my favorite time of year at home. I like the […]
TWICE A WEEK I TAKE an infrequent bus to the outskirts of Jecheon to a little neighborhood called Geum Seong. Sometimes I leave early enough to buy fruit or yogurt for […]
I WISHED WE HAD a guide for this trip because Guinsa was mysterious and we couldn’t read any of the Chinese inscriptions beneath gargoyles or in front of important entrances or at […]