The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)
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The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)

When I first moved to Korea, almost 6 years ago, people would always tell me that “there are no gays in Korea” or “there are no gay Koreans.” When talk of sex let alone sexual identity is strictly taboo and coming out of the closet can cost you your family, job and leave you ostracized it’s not hard … Continue reading

More Man Than Spider *NSFW*
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More Man Than Spider *NSFW*

Major controversy had been stirring in South Korea last month regarding a certain well-known superhero, Spider-Man. It appears as though the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man had been spotted in public while in a natural morning state (i.e., attached to a wall head down, with an erection) sending a string of viral photos circulating on the internet. … Continue reading

Beyond Gangnam’s Style
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Beyond Gangnam’s Style

UPDATE: A portion of this blog was updated to reflect corrected translations regarding statements made by Shin Yeon Hee as well as correct her title to “Mayor”. Chaos broke out on the infamous streets of Gangnam last Monday as  hired “city workers” made their way down the sidewalks, evicting street vendors for establishing their stalls … Continue reading

My Weathered Seoul
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My Weathered Seoul

What I thought was a little rainfall has apparently turned into a downpour, which in turn has transformed into a flooding all throughout Seoul and is now being called the worst rainstorm to hit South Korea in over a century. Hailing from sunny California (around the Los Angeles area), I’ve never experienced this kind of weather before and I … Continue reading

Prostitution Takes a Stand
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Prostitution Takes a Stand

Prostitution is not an uncommon sight in Korea. Although you don’t find corners littered with “working women” there are many appropriate places you can got to to fulfill your needs. Red-light districts become quite prominent at night when blow up balloons appear with a scantily clad women all over them, neon lights turn on for kissing rooms, hug rooms, … Continue reading