expat life

You can choose your family, but you can’t choose your friends

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I was thinking recently about the old saying that you can choose your friends and but you can’t choose your family and how this commonsense idea warps when you’re an expat. Living abroad, I find I often haven’t chosen my friends in the same way I did before, sometimes to the point of having little choice in the matter. This was particularly true when I lived in a smaller city fifteen years ago, at a time when there just weren’t many foreigners around. There were people I befriended then who I still count as friends and keep in touch with, while some others I almost certainly would not have become friends with had the potential friend pool been even ankle deep.


Interview with Author, Essayist, and Travel Writer Rolf Potts


Interview with Author, Essayist, and Travel Writer Rolf Potts

Originally Posted on Bosmosis.wordpress.com

If you’ve heard the term ‘vagabonding,’ there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Rolf Potts. Though he invented neither the word nor the concept it denotes, he has done more than anyone to promote it as a viable travel ethic, describing it in his 2003 book Vagabonding – An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel as a deliberate way of moving through the world, “an extended time-out from your normal life –six weeks, four months, two years – to travel the world on your own terms.” Now in its 15th printing, Vagabonding has been hailed by some as a postmodern classic and has inspired thousands of would-be wanderers to reevaluate their priorities and hit the road.


A Photo Shoot by Dezignsbyma


The 6th annual Salsa Festival in Busan


From Korea With Love – Podcast Episode 1


My EPIK Medical Check-Up

Makin’ PatBingsu at Stumpy Ruffers


Korea is: One Long-Termer Says Farewell


The Daegu Theatre Troupe Parties in Pohang!

This past Saturday we headed out to Pohang for the Pohang Player’s first ever 10 Minute Play Festival. One of our members wrote both plays we performed, and we rocked! We won 3rd place for “The Unthinkables” and 1st place for “The Clown Within”. You can watch both vids at the bottom and check out […]

Donating Blood In Korea

So My Story

The reason I started writing this post was because I went into a center here in Daegu and was a bit shocked at how adamant they were about not letting me donate.


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