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April 8th, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Random Access

Random Access

| STAFF — I have a lot of thoughts. Some randomly pop into my head. They are influenced by myriad sources. They come. They go. Some are resolved. Some aren’t. This is a list: April, 8, 2017: Tonight I was informed about a “president” of a cultural association in Vancouver who does not come from […]

Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

February 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

| STAFF – Reproduced from our friends at Ricepaper Magazine | In our latest submission call, we invite you to speak about time and space. Together, they create the universe. And as abstract as the formation may be, we strive for straightforward explanations. Yet from a human perspective—far removed from detailed descriptions of the cosmos—time […]

Featured Phrases

December 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Featured Phrases

Featured Phrases

| These are words we didn’t know before we started this site that we got from Merriam Webster’s Word of the Day feature. There’s a lot! But that’s ok. We know them now. Thanks for being around, Merriam Webster! ========================================================================================== daedal \DEE-dul\ – adjective 1 a: skillfull, artistic 1 b: intricate 2: adorned with many […]

Shinji & Obachan Go West

May 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Shinji & Obachan Go West

Shinji & Obachan Go West

| On a warm evening in 2005, I was walking the girlfriend home and had just stopped by the neighborhood Family Mart for some Jeti, a beverage apparently for children but that I’d grown addicted to because, well, it’s chocolate so it’s good. On our way out of the store I witnessed something strange to […]

Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

May 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

| [PLAY] It happens so fast. Take your eye off for a second. Never think it’ll happen till it does. And the pain. That feeling! So comfortable. On a cold, rainy Vancouver night, it is light when there is dark. In climate like this, it’s immeasurably good. And now you’ve paid the price. You failed […]

Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

July 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

| I used to work in a nice building downtown that was shown in a Tony Hawk game which means something to some and nothing to others. One summer there, I met a woman named Yuka. Mike: “Hey we’re gonna have a temp here for a week, a student from one of those ESL schools.” […]

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

July 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

| 2010. Olympics year. 30 year. Back in Vancouver after nights and days in my “F”th floor apartment on Bangbae’s Café Golmok (방배 카페골목) thinking about culture shock and how I would ever bring myself to working in Canada. Here would be no there. English education isn’t a pillar of the Vancouver economy unlike Seoul’s […]

Gavin Meet Garrett, Hmong

August 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Gavin Meet Garrett, Hmong

Gavin Meet Garrett, Hmong

955 pm. It’s 2005. Fall. Or was it spring? Evening classes end on Pyeongchon’s Hagwon-ga. Rows upon rows of buses (some like Greyhounds, others like mini-vans) are lined up against the curb. Drivers are standing around, smoking cigarettes, wishing they had cigarettes, bumming cigarettes. They’re there to wait. Wait for…it. Within minutes, hundreds of bodies […]

Ji-Hye and the Station

August 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ji-Hye and the Station

Ji-Hye and the Station

Photo Credit: Davide U. | A lot of people think too much even about decisions that should be easy to make. Often this is out of fear of the unknown. And sometimes it just takes one moment to convince us to move ahead, take a chance, and understand that we’re doing the right thing. Today […]

Guns, Germs, & Steel

June 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Guns, Germs, & Steel

Guns, Germs, & Steel

A 1997 transdisciplinary nonfiction book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1998, it won the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. The book attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations (including North Africa) have survived and conquered others, […]

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gallimaufry \gal-uh-MAW-free\ - noun

a heterogeneous mixture : jumble

The essay collection covers a gallimaufry of subjects, from stamp collecting to Portuguese cooking.

"Upon entering the gallery, one of the first things that catches my eye is a gallimaufry of vibrant, oversized collages."
— Rosalie Spear, The Las Vegas Weekly, 29 Mar. 2016

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