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Friday, 18 May 2012 22:09

Want to Learn English...But How?

Written by Ken Ku
What is the best way to learn English, you ask?  This not an easy question to answer, and perhaps my view on the subject is a bit biased since English is my mother language.  However, I may be able to provide some insight as I am currently learning a fourth language: German.  There are three basic principles that I believe are important when learning a language: Immersion, motivation, and practice. Immersion can encompass a variety…
Monday, 26 September 2011 00:59

Whether or Not to Buy the EuRail Pass

Written by Ken Ku
I knew that train traveling in Europe is very convenient and that it was an inexpensive way to get around so before I came I looked into buying the EuRail Pass.  What I didn't realize is how expensive the pass is or how many options there are!  After doing more research and talking to some of my friends, I decided to not buy pass for my own trip.  Instead, I would buy tickets either online…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:52

Registering an Account with the Where is Ken Today Blog?

Written by Ken Ku
So many people have asked me how to set up and register for an account with the "Where is Ken Today?" blog. Here are the steps: 1.  Scroll down the page and you will see a sign in area, below the sign in fields you will see "Create an account" link underneath the "Forgot your password" and "Forgot your username".  Click on that. 2.  That will bring you to a page where all the fields…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:17

Pack Preparation Three - Other Essentials

Written by Ken Ku
A few days after I brought home my wonderful new backpack the excitement had worn off and I started to think about how I was actually going to fit in even the minimal amount of clothes that I had picked out for myself.  True the pack said it can hold 60 litres by volume but I failed to take into consideration that it also meant the detachable lid which acts as a sling bag, some…
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:56

Pack Preparation Part Two - Your Backpack

Written by Ken Ku
**If you're thinking about a backpacking trip or you're in the midst of planning a trip, your backpack is absolutely THE MOST important piece of gear you'll need.  While I can't help you choose the bag that's right for you or your budget, it might be wise to invest something that is comfortable and durable for your own body.  The following is just some BASIC information about bag styles and my experiences.  Go to your…
Monday, 22 August 2011 14:31

Pack Preparation Part One - The Basic Questions

Written by Ken Ku
I am an over achiever when it comes to packing for a trip.  For my last three week trip in March, I went to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Taipei.  Instead of bringing a parka in my carry on, I brought delicious homemade muffins and cookies.  Too bad I can't wear those around my neck while it snows with -5 windchill.  My light Northface jacket, hoodie, track pants, and scarf was all I wore while in…
Sunday, 21 August 2011 15:01

Film and X-Ray

Written by Ken Ku
I know many, perhaps even all, of you don't know that there was a time that people did use something called FILM to take photos.  Nowadays we have it easy.  Digital cameras that weigh next to nothing, even the dSLR cameras are light.  I want a camera that is built like a tank and weighs like one too.  I'll take a Hasselblad over some 12 megapixel dSLR any day of the week.  However, it also…