Sam looks up at me and starts laughing. “Donghae teacher,” he says. One of the Korean teachers told me it meant wandering dog. I don't really know what it means but the kid says it to me just about every day.
Perhaps the most obvious misfit in the film is the captive aquatic creature, taken prisoner, tortured and locked up for committing the unforgivable crime of being what he is; different, unknowable, and therefore threatening.
Always a specialized skill set, those who truly study and know the value of rare books are quickly becoming a dying breed. However, there are still rare book schools that are dedicated to passing the knowledge on and keeping the rare book trade alive.
While things like taxes, health insurance, and decreased financial stability are oft cited as some of the gravest perils facing the freelancer, I personally came in to contact with several things I was not expecting when I took the plunge in to self-employment.