This approaching May marks the 5th anniversary since the departure of my querido grandpa, Nanito. He was one of the most important, perhaps the most important man in my life. He meant the world to me. To commemorate his life, I will publish my first word baby as a tribute to his legacy. This book is a labor of love for my grandpa, for my family, for my community, for myself.Read More
In part II of obscure words you should know, I share 16 more words that resonate deeply with me. Because from time to time, we all need help to convey our overly abstract feelings, thoughts and ideas. Enjoy a worldly journey through the powerful way of words.Read More
Corridos are a narrative style of Mexican music that date back to the Mexican Revolution, in the early 20th century. This genre of music, akin to a ballad, was a way for news of battles and victories to travel from one part of the country to another. Instead of perishing with the war, corridos have evolved over time and adapted to reflect the themes affecting modern life both in Mexico and parts of the US. This style of song remains popular today.
For the blog’s first guest piece, Rob Defina dives into the intricacies of romantic love, S. Korea’s obsession with coupledom, the superficiality that often accompanies these relationships, and SoKo’s conservative take on sex. This marks the beginning of a guest writer series in which a variety of topics will be explored.Read More
The S. Korean Sojourn has already turned one year old! It seems like yesterday I was feeling helpless and clueless, but that’s not so much the case anymore. In part II of my living abroad reflections, I share six more important takeaways.Read More
A year has gone by since I packed up my life and moved to S. Korea, in search of new adventures and self-growth. The past twelve months turned out to be full of rewarding challenges and invaluable learning. In today’s piece, I share six lessons I’ve learned along the way.Read More
Ever find yourself unable to accurately describe an abstract feeling, thought or idea? Rest at ease because there’s a word for that! Today, I share 20 terms for the unspeakable, transient and almost magical. After all, the power of words is undeniable – they can convey profound meaning, inflict great joy and also cause immense pain. Undoubtedly, words play a central role in the fabric of our existences.Read More
Traveling is incredible. It presents us with infinite opportunities to explore faraway places, grow, and connect with kindred spirits. But, one inevitable part of traveling is rarely talked about – the post-travel blues. It’s that dull state of mind we find ourselves in when we must settle back into our normal routine after having had an epic trip, regardless of duration.Read More