Arlo Matisz made a quick decision: he planned to live abroad. Not a week later, he was on a plane to South Korea. When he arrived, he made his way to the nearest bar, bought a round of drinks, and made friends with another friendly Canadian, a man named Michael Simning. That chance meeting has had a massive impact on Arlo, and that impact continues even following Michael’s passing after a long and brave fight with cancer.
Find out more about Arlo’s life in South Korea from the Gwangju Blog.
Learn more about Micheal Simning’s legacy and impact on South Korea here:
- “Michael Simning, Expat Icon in Gwangju, Loses Battle to Cancer“
- The Mike Simning Ndwara Scholarship Fund
- The First Alleyway, one of the businesses Michael founded