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Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog! My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach […]

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 […]

Review: Korean Horizons

Review: Korean Horizons

Back when I was doing my research about what it takes to start teaching in South Korea, one of the suggestions I kept coming across was to use a recruiter. There are many recruiters out there and depending on what you’re looking for, different ones […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boseong Green Tea Fields

Boseong Green Tea Fields

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to go see the green tea fields with two of my fellow English teachers from my orientation. If you are curious about Boseong and you ask someone what is there to do here, they will almost […]

The First Lesson

The First Lesson

So this entire week was my first week actually teaching something. The topic I chose was “Personal Information” because I thought it was important. It’s something they use every day in real life and it’s something they will need once they start ‘adulting’. It’s also […]