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Chuseok

A few weeks ago, Korea celebrated the holiday of Chuseok (추석) – which is most comparable to American Thanksgiving in which you spend some quality time with family while you consume (engorge) your daily calorie allotment in one meal and loosen your belt a few notches. Overall, the main theme of these gatherings revolves around spending… Continue reading Chuseok

Teaching Abroad · Teaching in Korea

Wrap-up Of My First Term As A Teacher

Thirteen weeks as a hagwon teacher have come and gone, and I thought I should share some general, personal reflections on teaching in Korea so far. Arriving to work usually occurs around 3 pm (after purchasing a much needed caffeinated beverage)- where I set up my classroom, check-in electronically and print out tests or homework… Continue reading Wrap-up Of My First Term As A Teacher

South Korea · Teaching Abroad · Teaching in Korea · Travelogue

A Plague of Yellow Dust

Spring: a time of renewal, growth, the part of the year when Persephone gets to return to the Earth after spending some casual time in the Underworld, cherry blossoms. Oh, and in South Korea? Yellow Dust. What I would describe as a parasitic cloud of fine dust that oozes down from the Gobi Desert to… Continue reading A Plague of Yellow Dust