An Open Letter To My Students

An Open Letter To My Students (Because that's never been done before...)   To any of my students past or present, Should any of you ever find this by accident, hello! I hope life is treating you okay. I am writing this to you because there are some things that I want you to know.…

June Update: Pretty Sunsets and The AC Scare

June has been a good one. I feel like last year at this time we were already well into the worst of the dead summer heat. But as of Wednesday rainy season has officially began and I still feel like we haven't gotten to the worst of the heat yet. (Except that my school still…

What Korean Middle School Students Are Worried About

What Korean Middle School Students Are Worried About (Or: What my kids wanted to tell me when they had 2 minutes of my undivided attention.)   I'm just about finished with all of the speaking tests for this semester and as always it's been the most fun I've had with my students so far this…

Daejeon Cafe: Hachi Cafe // 하치카페

Hachi Cafe // 하치카페     Hachi Cafe is a Japanese style cafe located in Galmadong which is honestly one of my favorite underrated neighborhoods in Daejeon. It's very small, quiet, and residential but there are a lot of these pretty little cafe's all over the place! It's also in a very easy walking distance…

May Update: Warm Weather and Good Vibes

May Update: Warm Weather and Good Vibes     May has been a good one. I finally feel like I'm really past that weird funk I was in at the beginning of the school year and the strangeness of starting again has worn off. I'm still as busy as ever but exhausted after a long…