The Korean Medical System; Or, How I Continually Ended Up In The Hospital Abroad

I just so happen to get sick frequently. I am a life-long sufferer of gastro-intestinal issues. I also suffer from nomadic inflammation, the likes of which would move from my neck to my shoulder to my chest and ribs, back, and various joints. I’ve had knee injuries on both knees, as well as carpel tunnel… Read more The Korean Medical System; Or, How I Continually Ended Up In The Hospital Abroad

The History of Video Games: Action, Fighting, and First-Person Shooters

This is a recurring, limited series where I discuss the history and evolution of video games. I will discuss general history as well as history of various genres and their ties to culture. Platformers might be one of the most important video game genres to push gaming forward, but there is another variety that is… Read more The History of Video Games: Action, Fighting, and First-Person Shooters

Your Argument Sucks: Uber-Patriotism & the Second Amendment

Your Argument Sucks is a recurring column where I tackle major arguments about the modern US political system by detailing actual facts through the narrative of historical context. All I ask is this: Go into these posts with an open mind and the ability to change said mind, if necessary, no matter which side of the… Read more Your Argument Sucks: Uber-Patriotism & the Second Amendment

The Hunger Games: 10 Years Later

One of my favorite books is Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. It’s a Japanese novel set in an alternate future where Japan won World War II, and the government has created a program where certain junior high classes are randomly chosen to compete in a battle to the death where only one student survives. The… Read more The Hunger Games: 10 Years Later

The Round Trip to Nowhere; or, My Surreal Misadventure on Buddha’s Birthday

Missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity can be hard to deal with, especially when you are involved in the opportunity and still miss out. I had been living in South Korea for about 2 and a half months at the time of this event, working as a public elementary ESL teacher. One thing about living… Read more The Round Trip to Nowhere; or, My Surreal Misadventure on Buddha’s Birthday

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