I decided that I need to make this second attempt at having the same blog, (it’s like I found a lost pet…not like I’m lazy) a positive one. As a result, it seemed quite fitting that my first post be a Positive Kimchi. Also, after a couple of sleeps I’m realizing how stupid that name is and how much I would make fun of someone else if I saw that blog title on their blog. ...
I think I should change my posting formula to always include, “well this is embarrassing…” at the beginning of each post. I think it will add some unity to this otherwise completely illogical spattering of posts. In actuality, I think I do need to create some sort of formula for this blog. As you can all clearly see, I have epically failed in my attempt to keep anyone up to...
So tomorrow, May 5th, is Children’s day in Korea. Basically its a day off school and the idea is that all the kids get to do something fun. I think it’s a pretty good idea and something fun to celebrate. Youth are our future. Just ask Madonna. Anyways, because of this we celebrated Children’s day today at school. We’re having a potluck, decorating umbrellas...
3 Months later.
So it has been one trimester (I think, I don’t really know how much time a trimester is, but I like the word [someone can wikipedia it and correct me if they’d like]) since I last posted on here and I’m a little embarrassed. I had really hoped that I would post a lot more frequently (or at all) and I haven’t. I’d like to first apologize to both of you that may have...
Eat, Drink, Sleep: a divorcee’s trials and...
Chapter 1: Learning in Bangkok Okay, so as you all know I’m not really a divorcee, but I thought I should at least be obvious about ripping off that shit show of a Julia Roberts vessel. Also, I didn’t travel to several countries, I only traveled to Thailand but it was incredible. Right after work my co-worker Julia and I raced to the airport and boarded our flight to Bangkok. We arrived early...
Blog like no one's watching .
I’ve been wanting to post about this for some time, but wasn’t really sure how to approach it. I’m going through something that I’ve never experienced before and it is a very specific situation. The thing I’m not talking about is the tension between North and South Korea. Things go up and down and back and forth extremely quickly. Since I’ve been here...
How do I look like you?
Believe it or not this is not in any way a race related post. This is going to be a quick post about being frustrated. I’m not sure how much most people have heard about fashion in Korea, but in my opinion not enough. Everyone looks stupidly cool all the time. Also, everyone is always effortlessly put together. This is highly frustrating for some one who is at their core a deeply...
My contribution to speech class...
So every month I’m given something called research to do at school. Basically each foreign teacher is given an allotted amount of time each week to work on projects that are shared by everyone at the school. These include making worksheets, making tests, preparing pictures, etc. My main task is working on something called speech class. Its a pretty cool assignment as most of the time...
A brief introduction: My first month here
So my plan was to start blogging right away and keep at it. As you can see that didn’t happen. However I had good intentions (note my first blog post from the airplane). Well one month has gone by and I really can’t believe it. Some days it feels like just yesterday that I was at the airport in Toronto ready to depart for Chicago, Dad was holding one of my suitcases, Mom was...
Like at first bite...
I need to start this blog post with a disclaimer: I normally try to shy away from puns whenever possible. For the most part I find them anywhere from mildly displeasing to down right offensive. However, I was inspired by the choice of an older Korean man sitting across the aisle a few rows up from me. You see I am one of the few passengers of this bowing 747 without a personal television in...