Term Test

January 31, 2010

Tweet This last week the students took their term test.  There are different levels at school with the higher levels teaching more complicated English.  This test helps determine if the student “levels up” or not.  There are other factors as well, such as the students performance throughout the semester. The test consists of a listening section where the students […]

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Busy Times Ahead

Busy Times Ahead

January 28, 2010

Tweet I get the feeling I have bitten off more than I can chew right now.  I have a lot of free time right now, but I have been finding ways to fill it.  I just realized tonight that I might have too much to do in the coming weeks.  I am trying to finish up […]

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Orions Mascot

Korean Basketball Game

January 24, 2010

Tweet I have been wanting to check out a Korean basketball game for some time.  Today I finally got the chance, and I enjoyed the experience. The local team, the Daegu Orions, is one of the worst in the league, and today they showed why.  Last in the standings, they lack a lot of what […]

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Expectations

January 21, 2010

Tweet I really didn’t know what to expect when I moved halfway around the world to teach English in South Korea.  I had done a lot of reading on various websites, but you never really get the feel for things by reading about it on the internet.  I have worked in different places in the […]

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MatadorU

January 17, 2010

Tweet I have always wanted to write, but I am not that great at it.  Last year Matador came out with a travel writing course.  I have long wanted to travel the world.  I love seeing new places, trying new foods, and experiencing new cultures.  What better way to share all of that with the […]

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Beretta 9mm Target

A Day of Shooting Stuff

January 16, 2010

Tweet Today a bunch of us ventured out to the shooting range here in Daegu.  There is nothing like a good day of just shooting something, even if it’s just a target or clay pigeon.  Four of us from our school headed downtown to meet some of the fine folks from the other branch of […]

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New Vocabulary – Homesick

January 16, 2010

Tweet One of the new vocabulary words for my students this week was homesick.  It was easy to explain since I could use myself as an example.  Now let me clarify before I continue.  Yes I am homesick, but not that much.  I also hear from others back home that they would be terribly homesick […]

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You can see the railings that were along the path of the steps.  If you look closely you can see it winding up and up and up.

Gatbawi – Carved Stone Buddha

January 10, 2010

Tweet On Saturday two other teachers and I decided to take a short trip outside of the city and to see Gatbawi.  The Gatbawi Buddha is a stone Buddha carved in the 9th century at the top of Gwanbong peak in the Palgongsan mountain range.  The statue sits 4m high with a stone hat 15cm thick […]

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Carter House grounds

Photo Selected for iPhone App

January 9, 2010

Tweet I got an email back in December from a company that does an iPhone app called Schmap.  They had selected one of my photos from Franklin, TN for possible inclussion in their application.  From the looks of it, it is a map app with photos of various places.  Well today I logged into Flickr […]

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Hello Korea!

Here is to a New Year and a New Start

January 9, 2010

Tweet So a new year is here and this usually brings with it some resolutions.  I make them every year, and every year I don’t follow through.  This year I am determined to be different.  From January 1st I know I won’t follow through because I am not making any resolutions.  I almost feel like […]

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