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Fun Group Project Ideas

Fun Group Project Ideas

Hello! So I am back with another post to share some classroom activities that have gone well for me and my classes. As a reminder I work at a high school but I am certain that these games and projects will work for middle school […]

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Story #1 So I have a couple of stories to tell. As a brief recap for anyone reading this that does not know, I am a high school English teacher in South Korea. I do not speak Korean. My students do not speak English. Now […]

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Boseong’s green tea festival. Spring is here and the weather is finally warm and the constant rain has slowed down. I was super grateful for such a beautiful day to spend outdoors in the tea fields. I […]

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

Yep, you read that right. I tried flower flavored mouthwash. I’m not entirely sure what the heck I was expecting with this but when I saw it in the store I got excited. The only thing on my mind was “Wow! Strange Korean things. Let’s […]

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see […]

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 […]

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

So even though it has been six months, I am still slowly finding my way around Boseong and figuring out ways to get around to different cities. For anyone that lives or has lived in Boseong, South Korea, then you might know how difficult it […]

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 […]

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 […]