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It’s a miracle! (Screamed the guy in the intro of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and also the French Ambassador that discovered the Jindo Sea parting, now turned festival). But honestly, would you believe me if I told you that the northern end of the East China Sea has the ability to part like the Red Sea? Guys, it really …

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph featuring the portrait of a person that made me smile or scream out to the world, “You go, you!”. Sometimes they’re about capturing a moment, other times they’re about the story that surrounds it. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. I have to confess, I kind of feel …

I’ve been looking forward to the end of spring for one reason: lots of beach time (and the sandcastles that come with it). Call me snobby, but I wasn’t expecting the beaches in South Korea to be quite as beautiful as they are. When my friend Lauren (who originally came to Korea with me) told …

What happens when you wake up on Sunday morning with plans to enjoy a magical, lazy day in front of the television? Sometimes you end up with bed sores, and other times the world hits you hard over the head. I had no intention of going anywhere on this cloudy Sunday in April. In fact, …

“What does it mean when a Korean couple wears the same outfit?” “… Well, what exactly are the DVD rooms for?” “My friend went on a date and she told me that…” “When a girl says no to a date… that’s a good thing? Why???” “Minji… I don’t understand.” Oh, the conversation that fly around …

Where does the time go? I’m sitting exactly three months and 13 days away from the final date of my teaching contract in South Korea. Remember when I’d only just arrived? It feels like a lifetime ago that I was barely three months in. I didn’t know what Udon Noodle soup was or how to …