When To Fire Your Friends

When To Fire Your Friends

From the goshiwon December 2014. I got a text from an old friend. He was getting married in March 2015. He sent me a text asking to be a grooms man. I didn’t respond. Two weeks later, he texts me again asking, no, demanding why I didn’t respond back. I...
I made over 8 million smile. Here’s what happened.

I made over 8 million smile. Here’s what happened.

From a cafe in Seoul Over the weekend, I became an internet sensation overnight. Around this time in 2007, I said I was going to make a video go viral. At that time, I thought I knew how to do such a thing. Make some so crazy that millions of people will watch and...
Do It Scared

Do It Scared

From the goshiwon Imagine being a singer. You just released your second album. Tonight is your first solo concert. There are at least 60 people in attendance. You were not expecting such a turn out. You sing your songs and get cheers from many different people. Some...
Victim Mentality Gets You Nowhere

Victim Mentality Gets You Nowhere

From a Starbucks in Seoul From a conversation in Vietnam: White American man: There’s a thing called ‘white guilt’ in the United States. Vietnamese man: Why is that? White American man: Because white people feel bad for having ‘white...
How To Never Back Down

How To Never Back Down

From the goshiwon. Recently, YouTube star Pewdiepie was dropped from Disney for “being a nazi”. Labels┬álike “nazi” and “racist” are being thrown around. They’ve lost their meaning today. Westerners will label anything and...