8 p.m. Classes have been over an hour. We’re back to our normal schedules at my hagwon now that the kids are back in school. I’ve graded some papers, kibitzed with the other foreign teacher, got the approval for two days off in October from my boss that will give me a five-day chunk to… Read More Alcohol Alternatives. Or, the ‘ICing’ on the Fried Fish
Maybe I missed my calling? Or, maybe it’s just waiting for me at the bottom of a freshly-drained glass of Max Creamy Draft. The fine folks at Hite-Jinro were out in force at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival, held over the final weekend of July in Ansan, a satellite city of Seoul. One of my… Read More I am the Max Cream Master
The majority of those who come to South Korea to teach English, to experience a new culture and all the standard trappings of the “expat experience,” usually stay for their first contract—one year. I base this only on anecdotal evidence. After nearly six months here (in a row, at least), I have already said goodbye… Read More Thoughts at Six Months: One and Done or Beyond?
Before you know it — It will be autumn in Korea The green leaves that sprung up and out from the earth Will fall back to the earth Taking the stifling steam bath with it And you will be renewed. Before you know it — It will be winter And by then you will know… Read More Byki