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Hello Again!

It’s been awhile since I last posted – too long in fact. Time really seems to fly by here, but I guess that is a good thing.

I have been back in Korea for nearly a year again which marks my 2 year point here, and I am still loving it. I have resigned again with the same school for a 3rd year which will start very soon.

It’s been an interesting ride so far. This winter has had its cold spells, but we seem to be coming out of that now which is really uplifting.

Late last year I was really sick and didn’t do much of anything for a period of about two months. I had gone to a clinic for several weeks with them continually telling me I had bronchitis. Perhaps that is how it started, but it progressively got worse and so I was forced to go get checked out at the hospital. Turns out either I had all along or it progressed into, pneumonia. It wasn’t a bad case apparently and with a few weeks of better medication I was able to knock it out.

I’ll have to give my thoughts on the medical system here at a later time, but I can sum it up rather quickly. Clinics here are a scam, but the hospitals are typically very good.

I haven’t done much traveling lately so there isn’t much to write about except my rather mundane everyday life. When the weather warms up just a bit more I think I’ll be getting out with my camera more to take in some more sites.

Soon some of the better festivals will be upon us like the cherry blossoms and more. This gives me reason to get out on the weekends and travel a bit more. Of course, the cold weather isn’t exactly a great thing to be out in so the warm weather will be welcomed.

I’ll back track a bit more in the coming week with a few photos of events I have skipped over the past few months such as Halloween (which was a blast). Other than that, I hope to bring you some videos I have been working on. I bought a video camera last year but my sorry excuse for a laptop really wasn’t able to edit them. Now that I have Windows 7 on my laptop it seems to have the ability to do some editing. Don’t’ expect anything great, but I think they will be entertaining and show you another side of life here in Korea.

That’s all for now.

More soon.

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About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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5 Responses to “Hello Again!”

  1. Hope you’re doing better! Can’t wait to check out your new photos once you post them.

  2. Is there a limit to how many times you can re-sign with the same school in Korea? On the JET program in Japan they would only let you have 3 years.

    Jon.

  3. admin says:

    Thanks. Always enjoyed your blog. Glad to see you are back and interested to see what posts you have coming up.

  4. admin says:

    Not that I am aware of. Some universities limit your stay with them, but the majority of people here aren’t looking to stay past a year. I know people who have been at academies for upwards of 8 years and people at my own school for 4+. I think it all depends on the school and how they feel about you.

  5. Manish says:

    Pauline – I’m not sure why you are having that pbrloem. I just checked and all the pages seem to be operating properly. Your browser may not be acting properly, or you may need to install a more current version of Adobe Reader (adobe.com). Hope you get it sorted…

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