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Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Before coming to Korea I would hear a lot about something called “the Korean surprise”, and no it’s not anything to get excited about. The Korean surprise is different things – anything, really – that’s really important and it’s sprung on you at the last […]

How to NOT get sick in Korea

How to NOT get sick in Korea

Any foreigner that comes to Korea, especially as a teacher, will quickly find out that Koreans do not cover their mouths when they yawn, cough, or sneeze. And frankly speaking, it’s the most disgusting thing. There was a flu outbreak at my school and you […]

Black Women in Korea Meet-up

Black Women in Korea Meet-up

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a meet-up for black women here in Korea. I joined a group of Facebook called ‘Black Women in Korea’ and was grateful to see an event posted for a meet-up in the city closest to me. I […]

Korean Dialects

Korean Dialects

When I first moved to Korea, I thought Korean was Korean. No matter where in Korea I was, the Koreans would be speaking Korean and it would all sound the same. I have no idea why I thought that. After all, does everyone sound the […]

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

  So this long overdue since it now the end of my third month living in Korea, but better late than never I guess? This is going to be a super brief rundown of how much money I spent during my first month living in […]

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

I have officially been in Korea for a total of 3 months now and it feels like I’ve been here for 6, at the very least. Moving to South Korea has definitely been a struggle for me. The gawking and staring, the strange food, and […]

Korea’s View on Age; My Thoughts

Korea’s View on Age; My Thoughts

So I have decided to learn Korean. I’ve actually wanted to start learning Korean long before ever moving here and even tried to study. But the most that ever came from it was learning how to read Hangeul as well as the basic hello, goodbye, […]

Ordering Online in Korea: A Rant

Ordering Online in Korea: A Rant

If you are interested in coming to South Korea for an extended period of time then I am sure that you have heard about the wonder that is Korean delivery service. Order food online and it shows up at your door in minutes. Place an […]

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

So the other day I experienced my first fire drill at my school. I was notified of it as soon as class was starting so class only lasted ten minutes before we had to make our way out the school. I was expecting the alarm […]

The Real First Day of School

The Real First Day of School

So Monday officially marked my first day standing in front of classes and talking. I made a PowerPoint about myself and a jeopardy game asking questions to see how much they understood and actually remembered. For the most part, it went as expected. Something I […]