Category Archives: Asia

South Korean Culinary Adventures

Andrew and I spent the weekend in two beach towns, Sokcho and Gangneung. Sokcho has an impressive fish market where I tried my first squid sundae, which is rice and vegetables stuffed into a squid, diced and coated in an … Continue reading

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South Korea <3 StarCraft

So much so that there is an entire television channel dedicated to providing South Koreans with round the clock coverage of professional gamers playing StarCraft, or League of Legends. (There is also a thrilling alternative on TV that airs people … Continue reading

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Jinbu, South Korea

My brother Andrew’s modest yet comfortable apartment in Jinbu has a decidedly utilitarian feel about it, but still offers all the comforts and amenities you would find in any American apartment. It is on the tenth floor of a rather … Continue reading

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Compulsory Asian Cat Picture #2

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Shrines and Notable Architecture

These are a smattering of some of the beautiful structures that I have encountered thus far on my trip in Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; Sokcho, South Korea; and Gangneung, South Korea. They are mainly shots of shrines with a few … Continue reading

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Mimigaa

My wonderful Japanese friends, Ryo and Namie took my to a fantastic meal at an Osaka-style kushi katsu bar in Tokyo. The majority of the fare is delicious meat/seafood/veggies fried on sticks. However, they also ordered mimigaa. Basically, it is … Continue reading

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Tokyo Skyline

Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.  Marcus Terentius Varro, De Re Rustica

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Okonomiyaki

Do it yourself savory pancakes. Delicious and hearty. Once cooked through sprinkle with fish flakes that dance atop the hot pancake then drizzle yummy Japanese style mayo on top. Check out an entire site dedicated to the dish.

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Compulsory Asian Cat Picture #1

I unabashedly stole a moment from a homeless man as he cuddled up on a fickle orange cat.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Remember the scene in Akira where the rain comes down in sheets, the glittering streets reflect the multitudes of neon and phosphorescent lights of the buildings while red streaks race through the narrow winding streets as Japanese gangsters whiz by … Continue reading

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