I Am a Korean TV Star (um, kind of)!

It is definitely a crazy world. Last month when I was in Hue, Vietnam I was selected – more accurately picked randomly from a crowd – to be put on what is apparently a hit South Korean television show; Barefoot Friends. I know nothing about Korean Variety Television, “KPop”  but according to my Asian friends, this show is a big deal all over the region. I think the show is kind of like the American television show “Amazing Race” only with celebrities. My “driver”, when he is not pedaling a bicycle pedicab for money was, who I am told, famous Asian comedian, Yoo Se Yoon. This was definitely no low budget affair. There were at least six cameras including remote trucks and even an aerial drone to record the “event”.

It all felt pretty silly, a little embarrassing  and I still cringe every time someone mentions this thing but it was good times and I met some nice people. Anyway, for better or worse, in my Korean Television premier, here I am!

 

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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