South Korea · Teaching in Korea · Travelogue

Forgetting Your Umbrella During Monsoon Season

After living in Southern California for 7 years, you almost forget that weather exists. Enter South Korea’s monsoon season. If I could describe the weather succinctly I would say hellish haha. It’s a muggy, steamy, hot, humid, mess. Also, my hair expands to hilarious and frizzy proportions (If you’ve ever watched the television show Friends,… Continue reading Forgetting Your Umbrella During Monsoon Season

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