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I'm Justin, and I live in Boston. I'm a huge geek into process automation and work reduction, and am also an editor at Eat Your Serial. Thanks for dropping by!

Archive for November, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner in Seoul

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

My coworkers and I had all been looking for a dinner to go, but most of them were on Thursday and out of the question due to working til 9. Cooking dinner ourselves was out of the question as none of our apartments have ovens. I came home that night and googled to see what […]

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Starting to feel content here

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Tonight I went to Itaewon to buy a cellphone. Turned out in order to get on a contract I needed something I didn’t bring with me, so I’ll have to go back tomorrow. Afterwards, I went to a little Italian place I’d scoped out on wikimaps. It was very nice to sit in the restaurant […]

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Close to the Mark

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I’ve not only been thinking about my current situation in life a lot lately, but also about the last few years and the things I have predicted or planned for myself. I spent the summer before I left for Austria in Minneapolis, and moved in with my dad for a short period after my lease […]

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My Korean Bathroom

Friday, November 20th, 2009

So I don’t think I’ve actually posted about this, at least not with pictures, and a post on another blog inspired me to do so. While my shower isn’t quite as small, it is just as crazy. Here we go As you can, see there is no tub or shower stall.  Instead, the entire bathroom […]

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First Paycheck!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

So I received my first paycheck on the 10th, and it sat in my account for a week until I finally did something with the money yesterday. We are paid once a month, on the 10th. Because I started on the 15th, I lost 5 days worth of pay and received 1.9 million won ($1400 […]

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Seoul Lantern Festival

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Seoul is having a lantern festival to kick off the beginning of 50 days (kind of arbitrary if youa sk me) until Visit Korea 2010-2012 activities begin (basically a huge tourism event).  So I went out to this thing tonight because it is right along the Cheongye Stream, which runs through the center of downtown, […]

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I’m not sure how many of you know this, but all over Europe European students are occupying their universities in protest of classroom conditions and fees of (approximately) 300 euros per semester. I studied in Austria myself, and I know all about the conditions of their classrooms. I was in a class where many of […]

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Test post

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Testing blog posting from Bilbo Blog editor.

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A Necessary Evil

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I mentioned to one of my coworkers that I feel it is difficult to be a foreigner here, and she agreed wholeheartedly, saying that we are a necessary evil in South Korea.  They don’t want us around, but they need us to teach their children English. I’m not entirely sure I agree with the fact […]

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The difficulty of being a foreigner in Korea

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

So I’ve been in Korea for a month now, and I’ve seen a lot of things in that time that have made me realize it is difficult to be a foreigner here.  The thing that really opened my eyes was getting a bank account.  It took 45 minutes to do this, and I needed the […]

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