So, I’m moving to South Korea


I can’t say I ever really expected to write that title for anything related to myself, but here I am. Hopefully this helps to partially explain the relative silence on the blog, and sometimes even the twitter and facebook feeds.

Needless to say, I’ve been quite busy gathering documents and figuring out other logistics to make this whole thing happen, and now it seems it will by the start of November.

What this means for T.O.F.U.

We’re still hoping to get the sixth issue out, and it may even happen before I leave the country. However, I can’t say where things will go from there. In many ways, this last issue helped me to realize why it is I even started the magazine, but it also made it obvious how much has to be sacrificed to get it out to people. Moving to another country is going to be an incredible experience, and I’m excited and gut-wrenchingly nervous about the whole thing. However, I don’t know where T.O.F.U. fits into all of it.

That being said, I will continue to update the various social media suspects with my adventures in Asia, and maybe even Australia if I can make it happen! So, although I’m sure you’re accustomed to it by now, please accept my apology for the delay with issue six and whatever comes after that.

Until then, I’m going to be busy trying to figure out my food options in a country where I don’t speak the language. Luckily, I have a few great resources already, such as this helpful blog.

Photo: Thorfinn Stainforth, September 2004, View of Daegu, South Korea from Mount Apsan Park

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  1. wetcasements wrote: Oct. 08, 2011

    Being vegetarian in Korea is really difficult, let alone going vegan. Even kimchi is usually made with some sort of fish or oyster sauce.

    The good news is that if you find a good supermarket fresh vegetables and fruit are usually quite cheap.

    Good luck!

    • Ryan wrote: Oct. 09, 2011

      Yeah, I’m expecting lots of stir fries for the first while. I’ve heard there is a Loving Hut in Daegu, but I’m not a big fan of the religious connection. Otherwise, I’m working with at least two veg folk who have been there for some time, so hopefully they’ve figured out some of the havens when I don’t want to cook at home!

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