Where to Eat and Drink in Daejeon, Korea

When I officially found out that I was going to be moving to Daejeon, Korea the first thing I did was try to search about fun places to hang out, cool coffee shops, and good restaurants. However, as Daejeon is much smaller than Seoul and there are significantly fewer international people living here, the amount…

Understanding Your Student’s English

Understanding Your Student's English   When you first get to Korea there will be a lot of things that you don't understand. Unfortunately some of those things will be what your students are saying, in English, in an attempt to talk to you. I always always try to at least pretend like I know what…

One Year in Korea

I have been in Korea for a year. Today is the last day of school and I'm writing this from my desk as the office is descending into utter chaos while the grade three students storm in and out with questions for their home room teachers about if they're having a snack party later, what…

Daejeon Cafe: Botanical Garden Cafe 고소한식물원

고소한식물원   "Botanical Garden Cafe" is just my guess at the English name but I think it's probably close to that. This cafe is located on the other side of Daejeon, close to Hannam University. I stumbled across this place on instagram but had I not, I don't think there's anyway I would have ever…

Daejeon Cafe: Seven Factory Moment (세븐팩토리 모먼트)

Seven Factory Moment (세븐팩토리 모먼트)   Here once again with another cafe post. This time not from a cafe that I was visiting for the first time, but from one of my favorite and most frequented cafe's in Daejeon. Seven Factory Moment. This is another of the "Seven Factory" cafe's like Patio Seven that we…

Daejeon Cafe: Patio Seven (파티오세븐)

Patio Seven (파티오세븐)   If you've been around this blog for any amount of time chances are you've seen photos of this cafe before.     This is my favorite rooftop spot in Daejeon and we go there a lot. It's called Seven Factory Moment and I'm planning to do a proper post on it…

Things My Students Have Said to Me: Part 2

One of the major perks of teaching middle school are the multitude of ridiculous things that I get to hear on a daily basis. Whether it's something clever and witty from a high level student, something bold from a kid who's inflated ego has managed to disregard the fact that they can't put together a…