Life in South Korea

Archive for November 2008

Drinking in Korea

November 26, 2008

Drinking in Korea is very different from drinking back home.  At least traditional drinking is.   Obviously Korea has its student bars which are pretty much the same as back home (except with a noticeable lack of foosball tables).  But real Korean drinking is one of the most complex social activities I’ve ever been a part of.   I […]

On Being a Teacher

November 22, 2008

  The Basics I guess it’s about time I actually wrote about my job a little bit.   First of all, here are the basics.  I’m teaching 16 different classes from Grade 3 to Grade 6.  Every class is 40 minutes long, and I teach 5 classes on Monday, 6 on Tuesday, 5 on Wednesday and […]

What is this Bullshit???

November 19, 2008

If I wanted snow in November I would’ve gone to teach in Alberta!  This is ridiculous.  What makes this worse is that everybody told me it wouldn’t snow until way later, if at all. Here’ s a conversation I had less than a week ago with the administrator who drives me to school everyday  (Mr. […]

Hiking in Korea

November 16, 2008

I figured I’d make the first “real” post in this blog about one of the biggest perks about living Jeonju – hiking.   Living near the mountains means I have a chance to do quite a bit of hiking, and I’ve taken advantage of that chance a few times.  Since it’s fall here, the scenery is […]

Help me Decorate!

November 16, 2008

Hey folks. I need your help decorating my place!  After being here for a few weeks, I’m getting sick at looking at blank walls all the time.  So I’ve decided that my wall decorations are going to be photos (since posters are in short supply here.  English posters anyway.)  So I’ve had some photos printed […]

And then there was blog…

November 15, 2008

Hey everybody. Welcome to my Jeonju blog (my city in South Korea).  First of all, I should get it out there that I hate blogs and almost everyone who has one  (What makes you so freakin’ interesting that you feel the need to write down every painful detail?).  Does this make me a hypocrite?  Of […]