Extra! Korea

February 3, 2010

Brian in Jeollanam-do is leaving Korea

Filed under: expatriates — extrakorea @ 2:40 pm

I was quite surprised when (via Kushibo) I learned that Brian Deutsch, a.k.a. blogger Brian in Jeollanam-do, is leaving Korea. He’s been known as “Korea’s Angriest Blogger” after he won an award of the same name,* but there are angrier bloggers out there. A better way to describe Mr. Deutsch would be “honest, with no sugarcoating.” And those who think that he’s been too critical of Korea are, in my view, focusing too much upon certain posts, and need to step back and see the forest for the trees, viewing his blog as a whole. He has given a lot of information about events that tourists might be interested in, and has shown us a lot of the interesting sights of Korea through his photographs. Also, he put his real name, face, and location out there, and while some would describe this as attention-seeking, it shows courage that his anonymous detractors lack. Kushibo’s comments describe my feelings very well, and I would like to echo both him and Korea Beat in saying that I’m glad that he spoke his mind, and didn’t “keep [his] head down.” There’s definitely going to be a vacuum in the Korea-related blogosphere. Brian’s blog was a one-man show, and yet it cranked out more content than other blogs that have several writers. The man is a machine. (Zen Kimchi noticed, too.)

Brian says that he has a big announcement coming up. He’s already announced his upcoming marriage, and the fact that he’s leaving Korea. What could it possibly be? Maybe he’s getting ready to tell the world that he thinks that Kara are, in fact, very talented and groundbreaking.

* The award’s title was tongue-in-cheek and not meant seriously. Just ask Roboseyo, who thought it up.

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the kind words, brother. I’ll be doing a fuller post on all this when I get some time.

    Kushibo thinks I have a big announcement, but I don’t recall ever saying that. I do have a post that will knock your socks off, though, coming in a couple weeks, plus other things I have post-dated.

    Comment by Brian — February 4, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

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