Dawn

Busan was the launch pad for Japan’s invasion of Korea during the Imjin War in the late 16th century. The battles in and around the area were successes on the Japanese side, but they met some brutally loyal resistance against its powerful charge. Eventually, Japan failed in taking the peninsula. A history I will return to…

Moments become real when they’re memories

I’m not going on a Hegelian rant. But having studied history ( in and outside of the building that hands out degrees ) I’ve been taught to appreciate the past as a complete chapter in and of itself. Equally, it’s always been a ‘thing’ among the spiritual seekers and masters ( a recent example being…

Perfect

Walking around Seoul, I cannot shake off the impression of being in a society that resembles the future far more than anything else in the Old World. Not even the New World tries to be its logical extreme yet. But Seoul does not hinder the future’s becoming. Like its now increasingly Christian population, it wants the…

“Why don’t you foreigners use an umbrella?”

It’s a question I got asked a lot in Taiwan, even though this piece will be about Hong Kong. It’s kind of true. Westerners do not use umbrella’s that much as the Taiwanese or any other Asian nation does. The standard Western answer to this remark is: “But it’s so inconvenient to carry that wet mop around after…