Jeffrey Miller has spent over two decades flitting around Asia as a university lecturer and writer, including a six-year stint as a feature writer for The Korea Times, South Korea's oldest English-language newspaper. Originally from LaSalle, Illinois, he relocated to South Korea in 1990 where he nurtured a love for spicy Korean food, Buddhist temples, and East Asian History.
He divides his time between South Korea and Laos, where his wife Aon, and three sons Bia, Jeremy Aaron, and Joseph reside.
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- Behind These Eyes Of Sleep
on April 10, 2011
Be Prepared to be Scared!
That's what you might think after reading John Watson's 26 tales of horror, terror, and things that do not necessarily go bump in the night. Watson taps into a vein of fear and horror which might have you sleeping with the lights on for a while. If the Bogeyman were a writer, the stories in this collection just might very well be the kind of ones he would write.
Bravo Mr. Watson for giving me a good scare and a good read.
- Picky, Sticky or Just Plain Icky? A Blind Date Conversation: South Korea
on Nov. 25, 2012
These days more and more people are keeping up with South Korea in the news that far extends pop culture phenoms like Psy and Wonder Girls or the Hallyu invasion in Southeast Asia. Although there has been an increase of books by expats who have lived and worked in Korea (present company included: I came to Korea in 1990) many of these have only scratched the surface of the cultural and historical trove waiting to be tapped. However, Ms. Hamer has done that with her finely written and detailed analysis of the Korean dating culture. Following the life of one Korean woman, Ms. Hamer's book offers insights into the dating pitfalls many young Korean women find themselves in as they try to find the right man to date and marry. I think to make her book more balanced, I would have liked to have read what Korean men have to say about the dating culture, especially when so many young Korean men have to serve in the military and the number of men who receive "Dear John" letters from their Korean girlfriends. Additionally, given the social mores that underpin Ms. Hamer's book, citing research into the Korean dating culture would have strengthened this much-needed study. Nonetheless, the book reads well and is a welcomed addition to the growing collection of books on modern Korean society.
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