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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2009

It’s Canada Day!!  Today I’m missing summer stuff a little bit extra.  Here’s to BBQs, cottages, fireworks, patios etc., all that good stuff that just doesn’t exist or isn’t the same here in Korea. I taught all my classes about Canada today, told them about poutine and played some of them the national anthem.  Here are the top 3 funniest answers I […]

Dog days…

June 17, 2009

There’s a very good reason why I haven’t posted anything in about a month…  I don’t really have all that much interesting (?) stuff to say lately.  Korea isn’t really all that  new and exciting for me anymore.  I don’t mean that in a negative way; I’m still enjoying my time here, it’s just that I […]

This song haunts my dreams…

May 10, 2009

Here’s the thing about Korean music.   It’s all pop and it’s all horrible.  The worst part about it is that you can’t escape it.  Every where you go, you hear the same songs over and over again.  Cell phone stores, coffee places, bars, clubs, restaurants… it makes no difference.  No matter where you go, crappy […]

Some Pictures…

May 4, 2009

I walked  downtown today to pick up a couple things because it was a beautiful day and  figured I would take my camera along.  These might only be interesting to me, but I thought I’d throw a few of the more bizarre/funny things I saw.   At very least these should help you understand a little bit about […]

On Hitting Kids…

April 28, 2009

  First let me say I don’t agree with hitting children.   I’ve never (intentionally) hit a kid and I don’t plan to.  There are times when I want to, sure.  There may even be times when I envision my kids flying out of windows etc.  But, like most people back home, I won’t hit a kid simply […]

I’m not saying the stereotype is true but…

April 22, 2009

It’s a field trip day at my school today, so all the kids are gone on picnics and I still have to be here for some reason.  I can’t really think of anything interesting to write at the moment, so I thought I’d bring this to people’s attention instead.  This is one of the funniest […]

Top 5 Korean Foods

April 13, 2009

Hey all, Having lived in Korea for over 6 months now, I think it’s finally time I write something about the food here.  I’ve grown fond of a lot of different Korean foods that I had never tasted much less heard of before I came here. In Toronto, as most of you know, the only Korean […]

Tackling some FAQs…

March 31, 2009

My school has a “test day” today so basically I have no classes but still have to sit here like a jackass in an empty room for the whole day.  Beats working I guess, but not sleeping.  Anyway I figured I’d use this time to answer some questions I hear a lot from people back home […]

Nori Bong (Spelled ‘Bang’ but pronounced ‘Bong’)

March 28, 2009

I think it’s  time I finally posted about Korea’s favourite past-time: Nori Bong.   First of all,  I should say that to fully understand Nori Bong you have to participate.  I’ll do my best to describe it for you here, but it’s  really something you have to experience, with Koreans present, to really understand.    Nori Bong translates literally into English as  ‘Singing Room.’  […]

Attack of the Yellow Dust

March 16, 2009

 Edit:  Turns out it’s actually pronounced Hwangsa, not Hangsu. Spring has arrived here in Korea (yeah, in March.  Suck it Canada), which means one thing to Koreans.  Hwangsa attacks.  Hwangsa or ‘Yellow Dust’ is dust picked up off the deserts in China and Mongolia and carried east towards the Koreas and Japan, bringing with it […]