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Planning on a Hospital Stay in South Korea? Don’t Forget Your Extended Family

“I want to use the restroom,” I said in my best Korean. The nurse stopped in her tracks and tilted her head as she considered what I had s...
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Whitewater Kayaking in South Korea

Greetings! Today, I will take you on another splendid journey through time. You have the honor of accompanying me as I recount my personal quest to go...
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Glocalization: Taking the edge off Globalization

– Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France? – They don’t call it a quarter pounder with cheese? – He...
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Pop Culture: Enjoy… But Be Cautious

Stuck in Stereotypes I once read that the majority of Americans don’t have a passport. As a European, I thought this was an incredibly shocking, if ...
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Which is more popular? TV vs. Internet in Korea and America

The mid-20th century gave us television. The late 20th century gave us the Internet. Now in the 21st century, a battle rages between the two, as they ...
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Curb your enthusiasm: Korean internet is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Roughly two years ago I moved from a country where net neutrality is implemented by law (the Netherlands) to a country where the freedom of the Inter...
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Korean Memes vs. American Memes

Meme – n. a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous ...
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2014 Asian Games – Was it Worth it?

What the hell are the Asian Games? I, myself, had no idea the Asiad existed at all until I went to cover the games in Incheon this past month. The nam...
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The Mean Things We Say about People from Other Countries

As a foreigner to Chinese, Korean, and Japanese friends, I seem to incite conversations on international topics more often than would seem the norm in...
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Pursuing Happy – Episode 5

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