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My experiences in Thailand

My experiences in Thailand

Who would have ever expected a girl from East Los Angeles to win an all-expense paid trip to Thailand? Here I am, two weeks back from Thailand with so many things to say. When I left Los Angeles, I only expected to learn about Buddhism. It is impossible to explain the...

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Feelings of comfort and reassurance are hard to come by in large metropolitan areas. The outskirts of Los Angeles have been my home for the entirety of my life, but despite this, I’ve never felt comfortable in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Los Angeles like I...

Meet the students selected for a free trip to Asia!

Meet the students selected for a free trip to Asia!

Monica Hernandez and Luis Valente are the winners of the second annual Discover Asia Correspondent Contest, sponsored by Korean Air. They will each receive an expense-paid five-day, six-night trip courtesy of Korean Air to the destination of their choice in Asia to...

Reflections of a lucky girl

Reflections of a lucky girl

Last February, my English professor at Chapman University encouraged me to enter the Los Angeles Times Asia Correspondent Contest sponsored by Korean Airlines.  To my complete surprise my essay submission was awarded a prize of two, round-trip tickets to fly to any...

Experiencing Tokyo

Experiencing Tokyo

Growing up, I never felt like I could quite fit in with my peers. It was not until I discovered anime and manga did I feel like I had something that truly understood me. It has opened me up to new cultures and has given me a great opportunity to experience new and...

Meet the college student selected for a free trip to Asia!

Meet the college student selected for a free trip to Asia!

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Wong is the college winner of the Discover Asia Correspondent Contest. Elizabeth will  receive an expense-paid five-day, six-night trip courtesy of Korean Air to the destination of their choice in Asia to explore a topic of...