Date Joined: June 14, 2019
Last Online: December 11, 2019
Birthday: February 2, 1982
Country: Korea, Republic of
Hello fellow swappers! I’m a 37 year old guy living in South Korea, but originally from the USA (Florida). Travel is a big passion of mine. I’ve lived and worked in a few different countries and visited over 40. Some of my favorite places/cultures are Italy, Japan, Germany, and mountainous regions in North America like the Canadian and Colorado Rockies.
I’m an English teacher in a small city in the middle of Korea called Chungju (pictured above). "Chung" actually means center, so it is literally the center of the country. It’s a beautiful place with many lakes, rivers, and mountains surrounding it. We are also famous nationally for our apples! One of my favorite things is taking morning walks through the apple orchards while listening to music.
I've lived in Korea for over ten years total and can speak the language, so it really feels like home. I get a bit of anxiety every time I visit the states because it feels more foreign now than Korea does. Life is easy and wonderful here! I'm also happy to do any private swaps if you'd like to exchange for Korean things like K-pop, beauty products, special papers, etc. Just send me a message!
I joined Swap Bot because I tend to spend more time at home these days. In my younger years I was always going out with friends to bars and parties, etc. I guess now that I'm getting older the domestic country life suits me more. So, creating swaps is a fun way to connect with people around the world and feed my artistic side. I love taking the time to make something really special for my swap partner.
I enjoy listening to music, reading, watching movies, or being creative. Crafting is kind of a new hobby, but others include sewing, bookbinding, playing piano, photography, fussing over my houseplants, and macramé.
I love plant and botany themes, although I'm not big on floral designs.
I like all things vintage and old maps!
Also space, the ocean, or animals (mostly orca whales, dogs, sloths, bears, really all animals except cats, haha).
My favorite colors are earth tones such as green, any shade of brown, and dark red. I like anything made with craft paper and neutral tones.
I personally don't like pink, pastels, too cute or kawaii.
I love postcards! I would be happy to receive any postcard from your home country, art, graphic design, weird and strange postcards, etc. If you have a card you feel hesitant to send because it is raunchy or too strange, please send it my way, haha.
I am not picky on what I'd like to receive. Some ideas are washi tape, memo pads, blank cards, letter sets, stickers, pens, die cuts, tote bag, or candy, etc. Just have fun and be creative! I will appreciate anything sent with thought and care.
A: architecture, Americana, aviation, aliens
B: books, biology, Berlin
C: cooking, Crime and Punishment (favorite book), costumes, circus, carnivals
D: drawbridges, deserted places, distressed anything, dragonflies
E: elephants, education, eighties memorabilia
F: fish, Florence, fashion, french bulldogs, furniture design, farms
G: gay and LGBT life, graphic design, geometrical patterns, Greek mythology, graffiti
H: history, handwriting
I: Italy, insects, illustrations
J: jackets, jungles, journals, jewels
K: knots, Korea
L: Leonardo da Vinci, leather
M: the male body, mountains, maps, math, military stuff, macrame
N: nature, nineties memorabilia
O: the ocean, outer space, orca whales (my favorite animal! I would be so grateful to get this postcard)
P: philosophy, plants, psychedelic art, puppies!
Q: queer, quotations, quantum physics
R: RuPaul's Drag Race, Renaissance art
S: sewing, sea animals, sushi, stamps, sunsets, stained glass, stationary
T: Texas, trains and other means of transportation
U: ugly art, uniforms, UFOs
V: vintage anything, Victorian era
W: wildlife, woodworking, winter
X: I'm still thinking about this one....
Y: youth, yarn
Z: any Z lettered stuff (my last name starts with Z)
Breaking Bad, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, South Park, RuPaul's Drag Race, Parks and Recreation, Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore, Pose, all 90's shows like Saved by the Bell, Family Matters, Hey Dude, MTV Real World, ER, The Wonder Years.
I don't watch too much TV these days, but more into YouTube like Joe Rogan, cooking channels, Kurzgesagt, etc.
Dancer in the Dark, Ordinary People, Contact, Romy and Michelle's HS Reunion, Bridget Jones' Dairy, A Christmas Story, Arrival, Clueless, Alien, 200 Pounds Beauty, The Revenant, Girls Will Be Girls, The Matrix, Taxi Driver, Young Frankenstein, Forrest Gump, Scarface, Splash, The Godfather, ET, Jurassic Park, Dumb and Dumber, Tootsie, Signs, Taegukgi, Catch Me If You Can, Amelie
I listen to music ALL day long!! Absolutely love it. I appreciate all different genres. It just depends on my mood. I usually listen to classical and jazz while at work, otherwise I play some of my favorite artists listed here.
Tame Impala, Portishead, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, Adele, Queen, Britney Spears, Bjork, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, REM, Coldplay, MIKA, Imagine Dragons, Oasis, No Doubt, Michael Buble, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Moby, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Pink, George Michael, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, The Strokes, Annie Lennox, MGMT, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Marilyn Manson, Madonna, David Bowie, Eartha Kitt, Billie Eilish, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Run DMC, The Eagles, The Spice Girls, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Alanis Morissette, Sam Smith, Damien Rice, Prince, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson
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