Gifts for Him and Her? How about gifts for Singles?

This is the first Valentines Day I'll actually be spending with someone. It almost happened back in 2009, but the girl I was dating at the time broke up with me on February 13. It was fine. I was still able to enjoy all the cliches I had purchased beforehand, including eating the entire heart-shaped … Continue reading Gifts for Him and Her? How about gifts for Singles?

2018 Year in Review

Dear Friends, Family, and People that don’t fit in either category (specifically the growing number of people in South Korea reading this blog), Now that the holidays are over and you’ve thrown away everyone else’s glossy Christmas cards, here’s one more you can print out to adorn your hearth – because I’d still rather not … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review

You’ll Understand When You’re Older

A few months ago, a friend told me about an opportunity to become a contributor for The New York Times . . . ok, so it wouldn't actually be for the Times, but for The Edit, their quarterly newsletter targeted towards students and recent graduates! You've never heard of it? Well, most people probably hadn't until this brilliant PR … Continue reading You’ll Understand When You’re Older

I Visit One of the Most Romantic Places in Europe…Alone – Part V

If you've stuck with me long enough to make it to the final installment of this series, my hat is off to you. I truly hope you can find a better way to fill your time now that this journey is over. When our group separated back in Budapest, Seth, Jared and I continued onward … Continue reading I Visit One of the Most Romantic Places in Europe…Alone – Part V

The Mission Impossible Tour: Vienna and Budapest – Part IV

I’ve always loved doing impressions and accents. This trip has provided an excellent opportunity for improving the way I verbosely exaggerate the accents of other countries and come off as the dumb American who’s just trying to fit in: “BOUNJOUR! WHEH IS ‘ARRY POTTER?! FISH AND CHIPS! MERCI’!” Which makes me wonder if people across … Continue reading The Mission Impossible Tour: Vienna and Budapest – Part IV

Paris: Romantic Comedy or Gritty Action film – Part III

Before I visited Paris, I had always seen it portrayed as either dark and gritty like in The Bourne Identity, Taken, and The Da Vinci Code, or romanticized and sunny like in Midnight in Paris, various romantic comedies, and every movie about rats who love to cook. To determine which setting I would be experiencing, … Continue reading Paris: Romantic Comedy or Gritty Action film – Part III

From Boston to London – Part II

One year later, I’m nearing the completion of my academic education after 20 years. Most people would likely want to finish strong and power to the end – I was still spending class time looking for good deals on airline tickets. However, after months of dedication, my efforts paid off! I may not be able … Continue reading From Boston to London – Part II

The Worst Vacation I Never Took – Part 1

In 2016, I had made plans to go to Italy with a few friends after finishing my first semester of graduate school. Traditionally, I have been a primary "organizer" of trips when it comes to logistics. I want to make sure we have good places to stay, we are familiar with getting around upon arrival, … Continue reading The Worst Vacation I Never Took – Part 1

The 2017 Year in Review

Love and loss. Travel and food. Heartburn and indigestion. Weather. These are a few words that stand out and define the past year. 2015 involved Matt interviewing and exploring different options for graduate school. 2016 was the year of moving to Texas and beginning school. 2017 is the year of completion, seeing Matt finish his … Continue reading The 2017 Year in Review