A natural or subtly theatrical show of your situational awareness can act as an incidental preventative form of passive self-defense.
There’s nothing like a new year to inspire us to marginally reinvent ourselves, but this short-lived motivation is rarely enough to push us through it.
As a constantly revolving foreigner, the art of haggling is a most useful skill to master for necessity and practicality. A skill also valuable back at home.
*OPS is a series of posts possibly about my experiences as a (former) covert operative. Edited, altered, fictional and or true accounts of events.
I’ve traveled and nomadically lived the near entirety of Korea staying mostly at hostels and can confidently say that I’ve found the best one in it.