From Korea to Colombia: an illustration of my cell phones

From Korea to Colombia: an illustration of my cell phones

When I was a child, my family had an old fashioned rotary phone connected to the wall by a curly cord. The numbers were arranged in a circle, and in order to call someone, you had to spin each one to a fixed stop position. I can still picture my mother, with her post-eighties perm, hurriedly twisting […]

2013 in Photos: Goodbye Korea, Hello Colombia, and some stops in between

2013 in Photos: Goodbye Korea, Hello Colombia, and some stops in between

Maybe it’s the tropical climate, or maybe all the shuffling around, but it’s hard to believe that Christmas is in a few days and we’re nearing the end of 2013. Also, I just realized that I’ve been blogging for two years, and I have published 200 entries. Insane! I spent a couple hours this morning reading […]

Monks Hitchhike and Nuns Use WhatsApp

Monks Hitchhike and Nuns Use WhatsApp

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Americas, Asia, Colombia, Korea, Narratives, Religion | One Comment

From the middle of the winding dirt road, we heard an engine roar in the distance. Bryan, the Canadian, and Sunnim, the Chinese monk from my Korean class, stopped in their tracks. “Was that the bus?” Bryan asked, with a wrinkle forming on his forehead. I sheepishly looked at Bryan, knowing it was my fault […]

#2, Collaging Thailand: turquoise waters

#2, Collaging Thailand: turquoise waters

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Art + Design, Asia, Thailand, Travel Collages | 5 Comments

[magazine pieces in 7.5"x10" sketchbook] Koh Samui, Thailand. August 2009. On the scooter, I tightened my arms around his waist. Our t-shirts were drenched in sweat. My eyes brightened upon the first glimpse of turquoise waters ahead. “Stop!” I yelled into his ear. We ran onto the beach, kicking off our shoes. I ripped off […]

#1, Collaging Mongolia: a symbol of nomadism in Kharkhorin

#1, Collaging Mongolia: a symbol of nomadism in Kharkhorin

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Art + Design, Asia, Mongolia, Travel Collages | 2 Comments

[magazine pieces in 7.5"x10" sketchbook] Kharkhorin, Mongolia. July 2013. Outside of Ulaanbataar, I walked in circles around an ovoo exactly three times. An ovoo is a Mongolian shamanistic cairn, often found on the top of mountains, consisting of piles of rocks scattered with horse skulls, empty bottles of vodka, and other symbolic items. They’re used as landmarks, […]

30 shots of Mongolia: from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Kovsgol

30 shots of Mongolia: from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Kovsgol

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Asia, Mongolia, Photography | 11 Comments

I’ll remember Mongolia as the land of magnificent skies. During the day, the sky ranged from brilliant shades of cyan to Prussian blue, but after twilight, the Big Dipper pierced through a spattering of stars and the milky way lingered overhead. In addition to being culturally unique, Mongolia’s vast landscape is visually overwhelming–in a good […]

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