Monday, August 31, 2009

Responses to a Question about Crime

Don't get in a fight, I was told. OK.

Anyone who does violence to a foreigner receives the death penalty, I was told.


There were no signs for me when I got off the plane. After I passed the line of greeters, a man approached me. "Are you Jeremy?" he asked.

"No. Tim." The compulsion to say a name.

"From the University of Dalian?"

"No, I—"

"Dude, I'm fucking with you. My car's out there. Let's go."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Day

Coworkers think I speak Korean.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


9:45 p.m.: take off
9:45 p.m.: land