Korea Month 6: Calm Before the Storm

This has felt like the longest month I’ve had in my time here. Because I haven’t had to teach any regular classes this entire month, the days have been very slowly, but happily, and peacefully passing by. It’s incredible how the constant stress and tension of the regular semester schedule makes the weeks fly by….

“Desk Warming” Days

  For better or for worse, this is something that gets a lot of attention when it comes to teaching with EPIK. Most people hate it, and to be fair I do too on the grounds that it is completely arbitrary and inefficient. Why do I have to be at school when English Camp is finished,…

Singapore: Arab Street and Haji Lane

Arab Street and Haji Lane After we left Chinatown it was off to Arab Street. The first sight we were greeted by was the Masjid Sultan a beautiful Mosque framed by the palm trees on the street around it.                             We walked around…

How I Study Korean

(Before we begin this topic I’d like to put a HUGE disclaimer here to say that this is by no means the way that you SHOULD study Korean or any language for that matter. This is simply what I am doing.)   How I Study Korean I started studying Korean in October of 2015 so…

Singapore: Orchard Road and The National Gallery

Orchard Road and The National Gallery   After we had taken in our fill of city views (you can see those photos here) we were off in the direction of Orchard Road. But first it was time for lunch. We stopped at another food court inside a nice mall and ate Vietnamese Pho then got…

Singapore: Local Breakfast and The Pinnacle at Duxton

(I have so many pictures from this trip that instead of doing a post for each day I was there, I’m going to do one for each place we visited. Because otherwise these posts will get way to long and photo heavy.)     Local Breakfast and The Pinnacle at Duxton I woke up on…

Singapore: Mariana Bay Sands and The Gardens by the Bay

After we left the National Gallery we headed over to the bay area to catch two shows. The first one was a water show in front of the Mariana Bay Sands and the second was a light show at The Gardens by the Bay.           As we were slowly making our…

Traveling to Singapore

Seoul > Taipei > Singapore   I wasn’t sure if I should make a post out of this day, because it was mostly just traveling, but there were a few strange episodes during my journey to Singapore so I figured why not. Hope you enjoy! And look forward to more interesting Singapore posts to come!…

Singapore Preview: Video

Hello! I am officially back in Korea after my very short but very lovely trip to Singapore. I took roughly 10 million photos while I was there so I’m still sorting through those and starting on my blog posts from the trip. But, I did manage to put together a little video from my time…

3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Daejeon, Korea

3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Daejeon, Korea Last year when I was completing my application for EPIK (English Program in Korea) I was convinced that I needed to be in Seoul. I visited Seoul last August and loved the vibes, the food, the excitement of a big city, and the idea of being…

Mangwon: Berlin Kitchen and Dinga Cake House

Berlin Kitchen and Dinga Cake House in Mangwon // 망원동, 베를린키친하고 딩가케이크하우스   This weekend was another one of many fun and refreshing weekends I’ve spent in Seoul. Every time I go I’m simultaneous reminded of why I’m so happy that I live in Daejeon but that I should really go up to Seoul more often….