A young Korean explains how he became bilingual and bicultural virtually on his own.
An Irishman describes his gradual adjustment to life in Korea in 1987, working in a Korean company and living with a Korean family.
A long-term resident in Korea talks about Confucian deep bows, funerals, dating and marriage customs.
This is a photo essay of a wintertime trip up the South Korean mountain south of Gyoungju, a place well known for its Buddha statues.
An American in Korea tells of his long-term experience as an apprentice temple painter.
This is an account of Korean shamanism from the perspective of an anthropologist and long-time observer living in Korea.
A gay Amerasian man, son of a Korean mother and a white American father, talks about his interaction with his Korean relatives and others in Seoul.
The daughter of a Korean mother and an African-American father talks about her experience with discrimination both in South Korea and in the United States, as well as her personal solutions.
Are you contemplating a move to Asia? Do you already live here? Are you an armchair traveler looking to discover this fascinating part of the world? Are your friends, family or coworkers from Asian cultures? Are you interested in the phenomenon of intercultural communication and experience?
Posts on this website will bring you into the reality of living, working or traveling here–particularly China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines–as the storytellers delve into the details of their personal experience: on-the-job triumphs or embarrassments, health care problems, human rights demonstrations, lifestyles and everyday life, relationships, spirituality, music, books, travel. Please come right in, experience and enjoy!