Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seoul, South Korea
I'm 25 now.
Moved out to China after graduating college to learn Mandarin and travel all around China. Now living in Korea and started a bag line with my brother. We signed a new investment deal last week and we're bout to do it up in 2012! Also starting a culture/subculture website about Korea with the investor company, basically travel all around Korea doing fun shit and just documenting it all.
After college you kinda feel "lost" but there's a cool, exciting feeling not knowing what direction your life is going to head. Best advice I can give for anyone is to TRAVEL and meet as many people as you can. The next person you meet could change your life and that's happened to me multiple times in the past 2 years.
“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”
edit: Here's the first couple bags we put out if anyone's interested http://www.iisewear.com/collection
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