Things Students Say While You’re Teaching in Korea

Kids have likely asked crazy questions and have said silly things since the dawn of civilization. These are certainly some of the best I’ve heard while living in Korea.

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Drop my Gmarket at the door, PLEASE.

I hate ordering things online. With the exception of a pizza or computer crap from Amazon while in the States, I’m not cut out for it. I prefer to frustrate myself with physically getting up, traveling to a store, finding out that they don’t have what I want in my size/color or the store’s all…

What It’s Like Being Single In Korea

We swagger in black, congregate, and lament over noodles coated in a syrupy black sauce that is obviously meant to resemble the inner workings of the single person’s heart. Because why else would you be single unless your heart pumps tar?

10 American Misconceptions about South Korea

The American Misconceptions from Back Home After returning home from teaching in Korea for four years, I’ve fielded a few questions from friends and family.  I appreciate the honest questions and curiosity.  Unfortunately, this has not been my common experience when out mingling or in the workplace.  Once people learned I lived overseas, they were typically more interested in informing…

Why to Avoid Love at all Cost While Traveling

  It’s late July, the stagnant air reeks of hot, decomposing garbage and streets are dotted with rat filled cages. A child can be seen defecating next to a stall selling steamed buns. The buns are cheap so I buy enough to share. You know what stinks more than the residential slums in the heart…

I’m In Love With My Foreign Teacher and You Should Be Too.

<!–   Many foreigners come to Korea inspired to teach English.  All try to be hip.  All try to connect with their students.  Nevertheless,  whoever recently sat on the “coolest foreign teacher throne” has been deposed.   Meet Henry Bloomfield.  He’s in love with his homeroom teacher, but I think some of his students and the…

UFO Sightings in Seoul : Aliens Ignore SETI, Attracted to Cheap Fabric

The question, “Are we alone in the universe?” has been answered.  Authorities in the greater Seoul Metropolitan Area reported UFO sightings and extraterrestrial contact in the early hours of Monday morning. While information is still scarce, it appears contact was made in an area known as Dongdaemun. Photos are slowly coming in of what can…

13 Things I Love About Living in South Korea

While South Korea is not all rainbows and sunshine(thanks in part to the Yellow Dust from China),there are times when a foreigner enjoys his time here.  He finishes a long day of teaching, enjoys a hearty helping of Korean Barbecue, looks up at the night sky illuminated by neon flashing lights, turns down an offer for a…

10 Things I Hate about Korea

In honor of the announcement of a sequel to 10 Things I Hate About You(I think this movie is a bad idea), I decided it was only fitting to release a 10 Things I Hate About Living in South Korea. Before I begin, let me clarify that this is a joke.  I don’t hate living…