Monthly Archives: June 2011

Korean Birthday

    Turned 24 yesterday and we had a nice efficient celebration at work, because everything happens fast at a Korean school. A hat and a cake suddenly appeared in front of me. But that was cool. Then I got … Continue reading

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A Closer Look

As I mentioned in the last post, teaching here is way different than what I have experienced before. And beyond the different views of education that I talked about, just getting used to teaching 6 hours in a row is … Continue reading

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The English Zone

 So I wrote a couple posts about my initial impressions of Korea, and this time I’m going to start writing about what it is like teaching English in South Korea. As you probably know, the emphasis on education is huge … Continue reading

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Urbane Sprawl

Relocating from rural Alberta to the second largest metropolitan area in the world (nearly 25 million people reside in Greater Seoul) means a marked difference in population density. In fact, if the density of Seoul were applied to my hometown … Continue reading

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Into the Unknown(s)

Travelling to a new country often means accepting that a number of unknowns lie ahead, regardless of how much preparation you do beforehand. Here are four things I no longer wonder about. 1. How smoothly will the travelling go? It … Continue reading

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Hello My People!

Well, I know expatted is not really a word, but I’m not going to be handing this in to a professor.  To me, It seems like a pretty accurate description of my state as I have recently become an expatriate … Continue reading

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