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Illustrations: Jeju Island

We had a little love affair with Jeju Island last month. Jeju is a common tourist destination in South Korea and for good reason. It’s not until you leave the noisy, crowded streets of Seoul that you realize you’ve learned to tolerate a low, unrelenting clamor. In comparison, Jeju is tranquil and stunningly quiet. We watched the sunset almost every night to the sound of cicadas and crickets. It was my first time trying naeng guksu, a bowl of tender noodles in cold broth with slices of Jeju black pork and a sweet and sour vinegar tang. Jeju food tastes sweeter and more sour to me than other regional Korean food and I gobbled it all up.

New Vision, New Site

In an effort to pursue and engage with my current creative goals, I’ve started this new website and blog. On the blog, I’ll still provide glimpses into my life as an American expat in Asia, photos and stories from my travels, and random musings on a life fully lived. On top of that, however, will be regular posts about roleplaying, illustration, and other interests. I’m happy that you’ve arrived here in this space and I look forward to the new projects and conversations it may bring.