Category Archives: Korean Culture

More Student Goodbye Letters and Blackmail

Four more of my favorite goodbye letters from the students in my last month. Some of them wrote about things they want me to remember about Korea. Some wrote in Korean to try to encourage me to continue studying Korean, … Continue reading

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Test of Korean or Western Identity

So let’s see if this works. I’ve been trying it on my students, who have sometimes been quite fascinated. But anyways,  this test applies to people with a somewhat mixed cultural identity.  Many of my Korean friends were either born … Continue reading

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Jump Rope

So I’m trying to get into the habit of writing something here every week while I’m still in Korea, and I’m going start with 줄넘기 (jump rope). I found out that even in a seemingly uncommon sport like jump rope, … Continue reading

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Octopus 낙지

Haven’t written here in so long, so I’m just going to start posting some pictures or short posts hopefully. Only 3.5 months left in Korea, and winter is letting up, so time for more adventures. Starting with the almost live … Continue reading

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Korean Speech Contest

As I mentioned before, I was taking Korean classes at Dankook University here in Suji, Korea. At the end we had a speech contest, so I hope you will enjoy watching my submission if you click on the youtube link. … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s View

Hello out there. I haven’t written in a long time, I was really busy with taking intensive Korean classes and that’s finally finished up. I want to post some videos from that soon. But for this post, I have some … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books (Part 2)

In keeping with Part 1 of my the chronological book list, here are five more recent books that impacted by thinking. Although these may seem like unrelated themes, I hope you can find some connected strands between them, and to … Continue reading

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