Monthly Archives: March 2013

This is not Your Daddy’s Old Korea

[preface for Twinkies & Eggs readers: last weekend I signed up to be a guest blogger for TalkToMeInKorean.com, the leading website for Korean self-study. My theme will be what it means to be a “gyopo” – ethnic Korean living in … Continue reading

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KNMA Turns 25

This year is the 25th anniversary of my karate studio in LA (ok I don’t know what’s the exact date that it opened up but it definitely was in 1988, and I have definitely been in need a break from blogging … Continue reading

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Blog to Me in Korean Hands down the best websites for learning Korean on your own is TalkToMeinKorean.com. They not only have a large quantity of learning material, but it’s incredibly high production value across multiple media: audio conversations transcribed … Continue reading

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On the Home Front

I found an apartment – huzzah! It’s very reminiscent of my Notting Hill flag back in London: cost is similar, both in absolute terms (630 kw vs. 672 gbp monthly) and in terms of being 50% higher than your typical … Continue reading

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26.2 Guinesses

This is how you know you’re no longer in the English speaking world: They scheduled the Marathon on St. Patrick’s Day. I need a drink.

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Bottoms Up

So ToastMasters feels a bit like a high school speech and debate club: a lot of setting of agendas, calling to order, speaking in turns for timed segments, and clapping politely. And, of course, roles up the yin-yang: president, VP … Continue reading

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Serendipity

I once went out with a girl who took some Korean, and her teacher remarked that Hangul is very well designed for computers because it’s got a lot of zeros and ones, or something like that. I think what she … Continue reading

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