I’m Chris Tharp, a writer based in Busan, South Korea. This is my personal rant room, blow hole, and self-promotion machine. I regularly publish articles around the web and in print. My book, Dispatches from the Peninsula: Six Years in South Korea, was published in 2011, and my second book, The Worst Motorcycle in Laos: Rough Travels in Asia, will be out in 2014. In addition, I am currently co-writing a book with legendary MMA fighter Jeff “The Snowman” Monson.