Starting Year 2 in Korea

One year in Korea has gone by surprisingly fast. Flash back to me, one year ago, at EPIK orientation: Look at that naive little girl in her wrinkled hanbok (which she is way too tall for), erroneously wearing her (regrettably short) hair down. She had no idea what was ahead. In honor of my one... Continue Reading →

English Textbooks in Korea are Hilarious

I spend a lot of my lesson-planning time laughing at the English textbook that I'm required to teach from. On more than one occasion, I've had to explain to my students that the textbook is wrong, so please ignore every single picture and video that teaches you this very incorrect English. I'm not sharing this... Continue Reading →

Being Half Asian in Korea

Half-Asians have a spider sense for other half-Asians. It's hard to describe what, exactly, makes someone "look" half-Asian. I've met halfies with pale skin and dark skin, straight black hair and curly light-brown hair and everything in between. Yet, somehow, we can always find each other in a crowd. That's why, when a skinny girl... Continue Reading →

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