Archive | November 16, 2011

Bonus Post For Folks Who Don’t Care About Expat Blogs…

50 Watts has a gallery of fairy tale illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

Expat Blogs?

Anytime I spend too long reading expat blogs I normally end up wondering if there’s a bunch of Korean expats in the States writing the same presumptive and condescending crap about America. I suspect there is.

Shit happens, but I’m not going to spend the time writing a diatribe only to realize weeks or months later it’s based on my own shallow assumptions, the fact that I didn’t have all the information, or simply the fact that being offended is the natural consequence of leaving my house. Shit is shit, and Bad Habits isn’t going to be an endless investigation of the South Korean brand of shit. This might not make it much fun to read, but if you want that start your own blog and call it International House of Shit. I’d likely read it.

So yeah, there you go — not much of an expat blogger, except for the fact that I am by default as long as I live in Korea and blog.

(And in case you’re wondering, I read two expat blogs regularly: Gord Sellar’s blog and Burndog’s Burnblog. Between them, Facebook, and waygook.org I feel like I’ve got things covered.)