How do you pronounce “arboretum?” My sister and I debate which pronunciation sounds more natural. Also, we have our first visceral reaction to seeing tadpoles in person. Although we refer to them as frogs in the vlog, it could’ve been a toad as well. I know that frogs are supposed to have slimy, smooth skin, whereas toads have dry, bumpy skin, but this ambiguous amphibian was not as black-and-white; it was in the gray zone. The skin had a lubricated sheen to it, so it didn’t seem as dry as a prototypical toad. There were also bumps, but they were…
Here’s a vlog of the greatest finger puppeteer this side of Holden Arboretum, specifically the side with the souvenir gift shop. She is an Asian-American busker, who performs for a humble cup of coffee from the vending machine.
Here is a video of baby geese, as well as weird plants and flowers we stumbled upon at Holden Arboretum in Cleveland, Ohio. Holden Arboretum is a botanical garden amusement park. I highly recommend checking it out for both local residents and tourists; it’s the perfect mix of fun and education.
I remember the delight of finding out there was a gigantic Target being built on Sunset and Western, a stone’s throw from my childhood home in Los Angeles. I imagined it would become my new daily haunt. Flashforward more than a decade, and the construction is still incomplete, due to legal complications. Since then, I graduated college and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. As of the publication date of this video, the Target is still under construction.
This is a video of my first time at Euclid Creek Reservation in South Euclid, which is a wonderful suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The park is part of the city’s legendary Emerald Necklace, urbanized to feature an incredible running trail, exercise equipment, playground, and plenty more.
This is a vlog of my visit to the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor, Ohio. Of course, the best part about this shopping mall is that it shares the parking lot with a Barnes and Noble that’s still in business; I have a tendency to geek out whenever I see a bookstore. Unfortunately…
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.