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Tag: Travel

Here you will find write-ups of my travel adventures, as things tend not to go right when I travel.

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 issues in both wrists and gout in both feet. As a kid, I ended up with strep throat a handful of times and seasonal allergies yearly for as long as I can remember. While all… Read more The Korean Medical System; Or, How I Continually Ended Up In The Hospital Abroad

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 and working in South Korea was accidentally finding out you had days off work, since I was not afforded a school calendar or anything. I had to rely on my fellow teachers to remember to… Read more The Round Trip to Nowhere; or, My Surreal Misadventure on Buddha’s Birthday

Surviving Japan; or, How I Almost Died for a Stick

When I was younger, I had been a fan of popular Japanese-related fandoms such as Power Rangers, Pokémon, Dragonball Z, Final Fantasy, and various anime. I grew more into the fandom—or otaku—nature of it all as I came into my teens and befriended others with the same likes. In fact, there are three franchises that I credit with basically changing and/or altering my life to make me who I am today. I’ve already talked extensively about Final Fantasy and Harry Potter.  But before those, at the start, was Pokémon. Prior to… Read more Surviving Japan; or, How I Almost Died for a Stick