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K-Town Is My Town: 24 Hour Project Edition

Hey, what are you doing this Saturday? Wanna do something wacky? Why not hang out with me in Koreatown for 24 hours? No? Come on … This year will be my fourth year participating in a world-wide street photography event called the 24 Hour Project. Participants from around the world take photos of their city, posting an image every hour… Read more →

When is the last time you went on a walking tour that was accompanied by comedic songbirds and a melodica?

Welcome to Venice Land!

I’m taking a long, long hiatus from official Ktown Is My Town duties, I know. But under all the no-action, my brain has been thinking about Ktown Is My Town 2.0 and the idea of neighborhood-driven narratives in general. A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of taking Mojo Maps Expedition Co.‘s interactive walking tour of Venice Beach. Two… Read more →

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LA Korean Festival: 10/01 to 10/04

As it turns out, I am the worst self-appointed Koreatown ambassador. I just found out a few days ago from a Mexican friend that the 42nd LA Korean Festival was going on this week. I went last night and I would say it’s worth dealing with the crazy parking and throngs of people just to walk down the several food… Read more →

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Next Tour: June 27

It’s hard to get into the summertime mindset when the weather has been muggy and gloomy! Transplants to our fairy city scoff at all the weather talk but if you’ve lived here practically all your life like I have, the uncharacteristic weather is something to go on and on (and on) about. Well, who knows if Saturday, June 27, will… Read more →

My parents outside the medical supply store back in March

Calm Waters Ahead

My parents officially retired a month ago. Even though they’re still sorting through some leftover paperwork and inventory at the medical supply store they recently sold, they have crossed over a threshold that I hope forever separates them from a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears. To be accurate: light on the blood and heavy on the sweat and tears.… Read more →

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Ktown Is My Town on ‘The People Series’

My good friend and power house Georgii Speakman is the visionary behind The People Series, a podcast that highlights “influential people across art, music and television, the tech start-up community, and game-changers.” That is a tall order but, even as the series is in its beginning stages, Georgii delivers. I had the honor of being interviewed about Ktown Is My… Read more →

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Going Public

I led this crew down Western Avenue this past Saturday. It was the first tour that I “opened to the public”. I still feel unprepared to do this for realzies but you gotta jump into the deep end of the pool some time. I didn’t do all that much to advertise the tour but I did post about it on Facebook and… Read more →

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#ktownismytown 05/23/15

The first Ktown Is My Town tour to be open to the public! I got to meet some Instagram and Facebook friends in real life for the first time. More on the tour here. Check out more of these Instagrammers’ feeds by clicking on their images. Private or Facebook accounts are not linked. Read more →

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#ktownismytown 05/02/15

This was my final Urban Plunge tour for the Biola students. I wanted to end strong — which I think I did — but I was fighting a cold all morning. After the tour, I was stuck in bed with a cold for a few days. Boohoo. Now that I’ve led the tour through jitters, poor weather and sickness, I… Read more →

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#ktownismytown 04/25/15

It was unfortunately raining for most of the tour. I thankfully had my trusty strawberry umbrella but the poor Urban Plunge students were troopers who did without. Check out more of these Instagrammers’ feeds by clicking on their images. Private or Facebook accounts are not linked. Read more →