A Week in Bangkok

A few observations after being in Bangkok for a week (my first lengthy return to the city since 2002): 1. Thai cowboys rule: I spotted this dude at the Chatuchak Weekend Market yesterday (where, incidentally, there appears to be a thriving market for apparel from small, private universities who most people outside of the American […]

Notes from My Week in Taiwan

Okay, so here’re some notes from my week in Taiwan: 1. I flew (four hours) from Seoul to Taipei and spent the night there. The next day I took a bus (four-and-a-half hours) down to Kaohsiung. (For those of you who don’t know, I taught English there last year.) 2. I took a cab to […]

Greetings from the Land of Smiles

I’m writing this from Bangkok. Arrived here yesterday on a direct flight from Kaohsiung. I’m staying near Siam Square. My belly is full of red curry with pork. I can taste Singha beer on my lips. The high was 92 degrees today. I can smell exhaust fumes from the tuk-tuks buzzing by outside. The air […]

Korean French Fry-Encrusted Corn Dog Linklove

Quick note: I just discovered that the (now infamous) Korean french fry-encrusted corn dogs have been featured on SupersizedMeals.com and CityRag. In other news, a couple folks have emailed to see if I’m okay after the landslide in the Philippines. Not to worry. I’m still here in Taiwan. More photos soon. I promise.

Still in Taiwan

Sorry for the silence that’s descended upon Newley.com of late. I’ve been largely away from the Internet, but that’ll change soon. Will be in Taiwan a few more days. After that, well…like I said before, that’s for me to know and you to find out. Having a great time here catching up with friends from […]

Hello from Formosa

A quick note to inform you of my new coordinates. I’m writing this from a smoky, dimly-lit gaming cafe* in Kaohsiung, Taiwan**. As most of you will remember, this is the city in the south of the island where I spent last year teaching English. Big ups to Steve (aka Mammoth) and Crystal for putting […]

A Visit to Namhansanseong Park

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours hiking around the snowy trails in Namhansanseong Park, which is close to my brother’s neighborhood. The place is quite isolated, even though it’s fairly close to Seoul, and it boasts some interesting temples. Despite (or perhaps because of) my poor choice of footwear, I only fell down (as […]

Korean TV

There’s some interesting stuff on TV here. Sure, you’ve got your math equations (above), but you’ve also got Chinese checkers, wrestling, and my personal favorite: not one, but two channels devoted to video games. Best I can tell, guest players show off their moves and share tips.

Notes from a Week in Korea

Some thoughts after being here in Seoul for a week: — The food is fantastic. — It’s cold. — I thought I’d seen dogs cute-ified during my year in Taiwan, but Koreans seem to take fashion-inspired dog-mods to a new level. In the photo above, you’ll notice that the pooch’s tail and ears are dyed […]

Welcome BoingBoing Readers

Hello, BoingBoing readers. I’ll be traveling in Asia through June, so please consider subscribing to my RSS feed or adding a bookmark (del.icio.us or otherwise) to this site. Okay. Back to the originally-scheduled programming…