The people who define me

What I have come to enjoy most and perhaps appreciate even more about living and working overseas is the opportunity to meet different people from all walks of life. Whether it’s the colleagues I teach with, the students in my classes, or the people I meet living and working in Korea, without question over the […]

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An Evening with Jimmy Wong — “A Work in Progress”

It’s 10:30 on a Tuesday night in late June in Bangkok and I am waiting for Jimmy Wong to arrive at his tattoo shop in Bangkok. I’ve been coming to Jimmy Wong’s tattoo shop quite regularly (which means every time I am in Bangkok) ever since I first stumbled across his shop by accident in […]

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How Did They Know?

I have been traveling to Thailand for years as well as getting tattoos done while I am there and this is the first time that I have stayed at a hotel where there was a “warning” like this left in the room. Obviously, this hotel in Phuket has had problems with some of its guests […]

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Tattoos by Jimmy Wong: Cover-up in progress

Jimmy finished this cover-up on my right arm this trip to Thailand. He is going to have to add some more color when I am back here again in September.

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Small town guy…Big city living

The other day I was packed in like a sardine along with what probably seemed like a couple hundred other commuters on a subway car heading to the center of Seoul, and I thought to myself, “man, how could anyone do this day in and day out?’’ I am a small town guy, born and […]

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Would You Want to Drink This?

I am sure a plum-flavored drink would be very refreshing on a hot day, but I think whoever came up with the name of this product should have given more thought how it would sound in English.

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