Archive for the ‘Korea’ Category

Mokpo Harbor

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Mokpo Harbor, Mokpo, Korea. Photos taken May 31, 2008.

What America Should Do

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

South Korea is taking reasonable action to address high fuel prices:

South Korea may build more than nine new nuclear power reactors by 2030, raising the ratio of nuclear power use to 55 percent from the current 37 percent, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.

If only the United States would follow their lead. (Via ROK Drop)

Go East, Young Man

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Blogging has been MIA for the past week as I have moved halfway across the world–literally. I am now living in Mokpo, South Korea, where I teach English to Korean kids. My profession makes me either an agent of globalization or of cultural imperialism, depending on your point of view.

My decision to come here was motivated by a desire for some change in my life, the chance to travel, an excellent job offer, and the opportunity to teach. My first week in the country has been very nice and gone much more smoothly than I expected. Although most of the people do not speak much English, they are very friendly and helpful.

I will blog in greater detail about my adventures as well as get back to discussing politics over the next few days. But rest assured this blog (as well as Podcast Appalachia) will continue!