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.…

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…

Taean Tulip Festival // 태안 튤립축제

Taean Tulip Festival 태안 튤립축제   Two Saturdays ago myself and a friend found ourselves at Daejeon's main bus terminal very early with tickets to a small town on the coast called Taean. It was a long weekend for us so we figured we had to get out of Daejeon for a least one day…

Ways to Get Connected While Living Abroad

When you're living in a country that's so homogeneous it's people took note when the foreign population jumped from 1% to 3% it's easy to feel like you're fighting a losing battle in terms of "fitting in" with the country and culture around you. In a bizarre turn of events, one of the hardest things…