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Why I Teach

Tweet Lately I have been a little frustrated.  I think it stems from a combination of things.  I am 9 weeks away from going home to see my family and friends.  I didn’t get my vacation at work and got a lame excuse when I asked for it.  Then after not getting my vacation, I […]

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My Niece Abigail

Future Travel Plans

Tweet I have always thought of taking off and backpacking around Europe. Before I moved to Korea, I bought a huge map of the world and posted it on my wall beside my computer. Constantly I would look at the map and look up random places around the world on the internet to see what […]

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Busan, South Korea

10 Reasons to Pack Up and Move Abroad

Tweet I have lived as en expat in South Korea for 9 months now, and it has been amazing.  At this point, I can’t really imagine anything else.  I think Americans don’t take advantage of living, or even traveling long term, abroad.  So here are 10 reasons why everyone should pack up and move abroad. […]

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A Day in the Life

Tweet Twice a year when the kids here are on summer or winter break, they come to my school even more. We call these ‘intensive’ periods, and this week is the last of the summer intensives. Normally a student will come to my school for 3 periods which total 2 hours and 20 minutes. During […]

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Sunrise in the Land of the Morning Calm

Sunrise in the Land of the Morning Calm

Tweet Seeing a sunrise come up over the water is something everyone should see and something I have always wanted to experience.  When I found out that there was a temple on the coast in Busan, I knew I would have to venture out one weekend to take in the sunrise.  I wasn’t disappointed. Last […]

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Feeling Homeless Again

Tweet I moved to Daegu just over 8 months ago.  I came from a small town in Florida where my parents were living.  It never really felt like it would be my permanent home, but I knew the area well.  My parents grew up there, I visited my grandparents there all my life, and I […]

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5 Things That Surprised About South Korea

Tweet I have been in South Korea for over 8 months now – boy has it flown by too.  I really didn’t know what to expect when I got here.  I did a lot of reading on different sites and forums about what life was like here, but a few things surprised me. Moving across […]

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The screen in the DVD Bang.

First Trip to a DVD Bang

Tweet Last week was the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.  On June 25, 1950, North Korean soldiers crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea.  There were all sorts of celebrations with veterans all weekend.  I wanted to celebrate it in my own way.  There has been a Korean movie I have been wanting […]

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4th Time a Charm?

Tweet I haven’t forgotten about updating my blog.  I have just been too sick to do so.  I went to the doctor for the 4th time today.  I am feeling better, but I felt I needed more antibiotics to get over this horrible sinus infection.  I also got something for my sore throat.  I have […]

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Kleenex

Sick Again

Tweet I have a few stories to tell, but I have been fighting the worst sinus infection I have ever had.    I don’t want everyone to think I have forgot about my blog.  I’ll be back hopefully this weekend after the antibiotics (that it took me 3 trips to a Dr. to get – yep […]

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