Writing. That’s what I, Bas Verbeek, have been doing most of my life, that started in 1983. Between 2010 and 2015 I have been doing that as a freelance correspondent in South Korea for Dutch and Belgian news media like Trouw, BNR Nieuwsradio, De Groene Amsterdammer, GPD/DPD and VRT. In the years before that I worked fanatically as a music journalist for Dutch publications like Oor, Brabants Dagblad, Lowlands and a bunch of online publications. Both worlds – Korea and music – are still – or once again – very close to me as I live in South Korea again while doing a lot of writing on music again, as music is pretty location independent anyway. Other professional experience includes a few years of shifts for the entertainment section for Dutch news agency ANP and copywriting, translating and localizing for commercial parties. Check LinkedIn for a more elaborate overview of my experience.