Author Archives: Young

Attention all male F-4 visa holders (Korean-heritage, other-nationality males)

In the past two weeks, I’ve been contacted on separate occasions by two Korean-American males, one who has been serving in the Korean Army since last October and one who is being pressured to join right now. Both of them … Continue reading

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The Case of the Burger King Cripple

I was interrogated by the police for two hours on Thursday of last week. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but what interrogation is? It started with a phone call during my smoke break at work. “Is this Young Chun?” I … Continue reading

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Another victim of the system

My reporter friend Fred contacted me the other week to let me know that the memoir was referenced in a Stars and Stripes article. The story is about Don Yi, a 1.5-generation* Korean-American from Ohio who served in the US … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve in East Asia is for lovers

It’s an hour before midnight, and I’m sitting in the first-floor lounge of a hostel in Tokyo, alone with a couple of cans of Kirin-brand chuhai and my laptop. Well, there was the Middle Eastern guy who sat at the same … Continue reading

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New Book: Student Error Correction Guidebook for EFL Teachers in Korea

Of the four projects I’ve been working on for the past two to three years, I’ve finally managed to get one out of the way, the English version of the “textbook.” I’ve called it a textbook for lack of a … Continue reading

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Web Review and Interview: Bookish Asia

It’s been a long time since my last post and even longer since the last posting related to promotion for the memoir (almost three years). So I was surprised when I was contacted by John Ross at Camphor Press, “an … Continue reading

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A rare update

When I woke up yesterday, I was feeling slightly depressed, which was an unfamiliar feeling because I’m generally satisfied with my life. There are other contributing factors, but the problem is that I haven’t been writing much. I haven’t written … Continue reading

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