Really quick post just to say I'm alive--more coming soon. There's been no semblance of a regular schedule these days, but again, updates are coming soon. I have some things I've been working on, and I am starting to feel compelled to write again. Also, there are more travel plans in the works. Korea was awesome, and I spent a few days in Kyoto and then did a short homestay after that too. More stuff coming up soon! Anyway, here's a couple quick pictures:
Ichirino ski area. This was the scene looking down toward the main chalet building. It was a ton of fun, and I discovered that I still know the basics of skiing.
A tantalizing look at the seen around Myeondong, Seoul. The food was great, of course really spicy, but really cheap too. It's a fun city that reminded me more of Shanghai or even Xi'an than Tokyo. Korean people seemed open and straightforward, and it was interesting to immerse myself in another completely new place. More about Korea soon.