So, I guess this blog also should also have something to do with art …riiiiiiight? Haha, well that was half the intention for making this blog, at least. So here we go~ I’ve always been fascinated with fairy tales, mythology, almost anything fantastical in nature – and I think concurrently reading the novel Deathless by… Continue reading What Am I Working On, You Ask?
Living in another country will inevitably require you to do things in a different way. So it’s best to encounter something new with little/no expectation and a lot of acceptance (i.e. try and do as the locals do). This is far from a comprehensive list, just some random things I’ve found to be new or… Continue reading 14 Different Things About Living in South Korea
Being surrounded by glass, chrome, and asphalt for an extended period of time always has me feeling a deep-seated need to get out and find some nature. So, on a cool spring day, my significant other, a couple of friends and I decided to leave Seoul and explore Nami Island (or Namiseom 남이섬). Nami Island is famous… Continue reading Nami Island and the Surprising Strength of Ajummas
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
On a cool day in October, I stood on the starboard side of a ferry that was slicing slowly through the rolling waves, wind tossing my hair about wildly. As the boat turned toward the dock – a red gate rose majestically out of the waters, announcing the Shinto Shrine beyond. I was about to… Continue reading Miyajima and Making Deer Friends
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
It’s been a while since I’ve updated, I may be an utter failure at being a proper blogger. But here I am nonetheless making poor puns for my blog titles ;P To summarize the first month or so: The week of training for my job as an English teacher can boil down the words hectic… Continue reading Seoul in Love