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At last….the day has come ㅠㅠㅠ

Categories Korea, Living in Korea

My time in Korea has finally come to an end.  The period of my life I have spent in this country has absolutely flown by and I am slowly trying to piece together where the last thirteen months have gone.  This past Friday I enjoyed a wonderful going away celebration with my closest friends and students.  In addition to my farewell bash, I have been saying numerous goodbyes and trying to tidy up every relationship that I have made before I leave the country.  I…Continue Reading “At last….the day has come ㅠㅠㅠ”

Recently, the internet has gone crazy about an article published in the Wall Street Journal regarding an English teacher in Korea who makes $4 million a year.  A link to the article can be found here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324635904578639780253571520.html. I wanted to comment on the aforementioned article a little bit on my blog to give people a better understanding about what the significance of this article really is (in my opinion, of course). Can you make a lot of money teaching English (or any subject) in Korea? Sure,…Continue Reading “$4 million a year…teaching English?”


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Nogari (노가리)

Categories Korea, Living in Korea

The other day I had the pleasure of trying yet another new dish in Korea that I had surprisingly not yet encountered.  Nogari (노가리) is dried fish that is typically served as a side dish.  From what I have been told this snack is best enjoyed with the traditional Korean alcohol, soju.  There are a couple neighborhoods in Seoul where you can find the streets lined with places that serve this stuff.  Nogari (노가리) is something that is probably not going to go over well…Continue Reading “Nogari (노가리)”

Here I go again, raving about the cafes in Korea.  I cannot help it!  It turns out, I am actually writing this post in one of my a favorite cafes in Masan right now.  Lol.  Anyway, the cafe culture in Korea is for real and there are many varieties you can choose from.  Yesterday I had the unique opportunity of visiting a dog cafe.  My friend had mentioned to me that there was a “pet cafe” in our city about a month ago but I…Continue Reading “Dog Cafes in Korea”


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Patbingsu 팥빙수

Categories Korea, Living in Korea

Man, oh man.  It is summer time in Korea and it is hot!  The monsoon season has come to an end and the weather is uncomfortably warm.  Not to worry, though.  There many awesome things about summer in Korea and dessert time is one of them. I have gone on and on to my family and friends about how awesome the cafes are in Korea and that’s no joke.  One of my favorite things to enjoy on a hot afternoon is the local favorite, patbingsu…Continue Reading “Patbingsu 팥빙수”


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장어 Jang-uh (grilled eel)

Categories Korea, Living in Korea, Video Updates

I didn’t set out to be a crazy food eating dude before I came to Korea, but I have certainly become one.  While I follow a pretty normal dietary routine when I am eating alone, eating out with friends is a whole different story.  This past weekend I had the opportunity to grub down on some grilled eel.  Typically, 장어 “Jang-uh” is thought of as a stamina food and is primarily eaten by Korean men (some ladies too).  Don’t forget to order at least a…Continue Reading “장어 Jang-uh (grilled eel)”

I’ll admit, I haven’t updated this thing nearly enough over the past couple months and I am motivated to get back to providing more exciting updates on my life abroad.  I still really enjoy blogging but it seems as more and more time goes by, I run out of things to write up.  I have become extremely accustomed to living in Korea, and while that is cool for a number of reasons, it is not conducive to providing me with cool things to put on…Continue Reading “A trip to Chang-dong”


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장마 Korean Monsoons!

Categories Korea, Living in Korea

Man, it’s wet in Korea these days.  I am not thrilled at all when I walk outside and have to step through puddle after puddle on my way to work.  Could be worse, I suppose.  At least it is warm outside.  Makes it kind of gross when it is REALLY hot out and raining at the same time though….literally feels like being trapped in a hot humidifier. July in Korea marks the start of the rainy season.  Apparently it rains for a month straight.  Such…Continue Reading “장마 Korean Monsoons!”

The weather has turned in Masan recently and it’s been quite warm in my apartment (like hot, sticky warm).  Outside of my apartment, really hot/ muggy weather is kind of gross but I can deal with it.  When I’m trying to sleep, however, dirty nasty sweat isn’t something I’m trying to cuddle up with.  My air conditioner has been broken for the last week and my landlord finally sent a repairman over today to figure it out.  Turns out the problem was pretty simple and…Continue Reading “Maaaaaaaaan, it’s the simple things!”

Recently I was given the opportunity to teach English at GM in Korea.  It’s not too often that foreigners are aloud to contract work outside of their language academy while living here, but I lucked out because my employer has some connections. I started working at the main GM manufacturing facility in South Korea (Changwon City) yesterday and so far my experience there has been amazing.  I’ve only taught two classes but I’ve already made friends with my students and been invited for a group…Continue Reading “Teaching English at GM in Korea”