Ultra Kwon is a science fiction writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently, he had the privilege of visiting Japan for the first time. Here are his favorite things about Japan and Japanese culture.
Spontaneous footage of spring in Cleveland, Ohio. As I mention in the video, I like the diversity of foliage in Cleveland. For one, there’re actual flowers blossoming out of them, and it helps paint a colorful aesthetic to the town. The trees in Los Angeles by contrast, are uninspired; I’ll give palm trees a pass, because it signifies the iconic vibe of the city, but…
Here are my first impressions of Japan and top five culture shocks. Of course, these aren’t the only Japanese things I noticed, in comparison to America, so if you’d like more videos like this, let me know.
This video exhibits my list of the top culture shocks I witnessed at the Korean McDonald’s. My sister and I also do a taste test of some burgers that are exclusive to the Korean McDonald’s menu, such as the 1955 Double, Supreme Shrimp Burger, Bulgogi Burger*, and French fries. I apologize for doing a fairly lousy job on my part.
Welcome to UC San Diego! The good ol’ days of tomorrow! Alas life as alumni is only an onomatopoeia to the real ululation of being students with hopes and dreams, endless promise and future imperfect…
… and Round Table Pizza right on campus!
I’d trade that for sleep, any day.
Visiting Santa Monica Beach shot me back to a carefree memory I made in San Diego. I was still in college, and a friend of mine was trusted with the keys to a beachfront condo at Coronado Island. So he invited me over, and we proceeded to play Monopoly for six hours. By 2 a.m., we decided to turn in, and I said, “Alright, this was cool. I’m going home now.” And he said, “Why not stay the night?”
Picking up right where we left off from my arrival in Seoul, Korea. Even though it was only a layover, the footage makes it seem like I was there a good while. The trip seemed like such a blur at the time, but I guess I got a lot more done than I initially thought. I got to try authentic kimbap and tteokboki (spicy rice cakes) for the first time at native food stands, I got to try Lotteria, which is the Korean McDonald’s, and I got to try an actual Korean McDonalds. I also rode my first… [continued]