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Remembering Johnny Grant

Hollywood and the USO (United Service Organizations) have recently lost a very dear and special friend with the passing of 84-year-old Johnny Grant.The avuncular Grant, who was the honorary mayor of Tinsel town, was Hollywood’s most recognized spokesman for his work as chairman of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee, not to mention Hollywood’s Ambassador […]

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Trip to immigration

In the not-so-distant past when it was time to extend your sojourn status in Korea and you had to go to your local immigration office, it sometimes took anywhere from one week to ten days to have this done. Now, it takes no more than thirty minutes. At least that was how long it took […]

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Trip to immigration

In the not-so distant past when it was time to extend your sojourn status in Korea and you had to go to your local immigration office, it sometimes took anywhere from one week to ten days to have this done.  Now, it takes no more than thirty minutes.  At least that was how long it […]

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Another week; another schedule change

That’s right my schedule changes again.  For those of you keeping score at home this is the third time my schedule has changed the past three weeks. First it was a teacher’s training camp for two weeks, followed by a government children’s camp for a week. Now it’s a conversation class.  Well, at least it’s […]

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Another week; another schedule change

That’s right my schedule changes again. For those of you keeping score at home this is the third time my schedule has changed the past three weeks. First it was a teacher’s training camp for two weeks, followed by a government children’s camp for a week. Now it’s a conversation class.Well, at least it’s going […]

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Happy Feet

 It might have been the coldest day of the year, but Spring is in the air.  “Customers at a Nine West store in Myeong-dong, Seoul, look forward to spring’s colorful fashions, such as these enamel shoes released by the brand yesterday. Bright enamel shoes are expected to attract many customers with the change of season.”  […]

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Happy Feet

It might have been the coldest day of the year, but Spring is in the air. “Customers at a Nine West store in Myeong-dong, Seoul, look forward to spring’s colorful fashions, such as these enamel shoes released by the brand yesterday. Bright enamel shoes are expected to attract many customers with the change of season.” […]

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Hey you guys, it’s “hump day”

Some things just don’t translate well at first.  Take for example the expression “hump day,” which is sometimes used when greeting people—such as in “have a happy hump day’—on Wednesdays back in the States (or anywhere else people have a five-day work week). A few years ago that expression would be hard to explain to a […]

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Hey you guys, it’s “hump day”

Some things just don’t translate well at first. Take for example the expression “hump day,” which is sometimes used when greeting people—such as in “have a happy hump day’—on Wednesdays back in the States (or anywhere else people have a five-day work week). A few years ago that expression would be hard to explain to […]

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When West meets East and Vice-Versa

Sitting here at my desk with my second cup of instant coffee this morning. Just looking out the window and watching the snow coming down. In the distance the mountains are shrouded in a veil of falling snow and low-lying clouds.  Another cold, damp, rainy/snowy, gray day in Daejeon. Actually, I love these kinds of […]

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