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Are the “Glory Days” of Teaching ESL in Korea Over?

Teaching ESL is a mixed bag depending on what country you target. In some countries it's a refined, streamlined endeavor where employers seek qualified and experienced teachers and the government has mandatory guidelines as well. To obtain a work visa in a certain country, a government may actually require a teacher have a TESOL certification and/or a certain amount of … [Read More...]

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Kosen Judo in Japan (Grand Daddy of the Ground Game)

It's great being a judo vagabond. I get to travel to places in the judo world that most are not able to. I've been able to work out in both Korea and Japan the past … [Read More...]

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Hiroshima Hanami (Cherry Blossoms, because they’re in bloom)

Because there simply aren't enough cherry blossom photos on Facebook, I wanted to have some of my own. The pictures I have are more special because they're in MY … [Read More...]

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How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity in many ways.  If you're an aspiring teacher it is invaluable experience that will shine brightly on your resume for future job prospects.  It's also a great way to travel while working.  A win-win situation. … [Read More...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For (Teaching English in Japan)

It's hard to believe I've been in Japan for 5 months already. Before I know it, the year will have passed and I'll be faced with a decision of what to do next. It feels like just yesterday I was making my grandiose fare-thee-well video speech as I prepared … [Read More...]

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My New Chapter: My New Home Country

Sadly, my life's chapter on Korea has come to a close. As with all things though, a change always occurs. And this is so in my life. Ladies and gentlemen, here is my new home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsvp3YnWpw   … [Read More...]

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My First Day at My New School in Japan

Time really does fly. I was just sitting at my desk in Korea, wasn't I? Yet, just like that, I was sitting at my new desk in a new school preparing to teach English in Japan for a year. Kind of scary. I didn't actually teach any classes today, but I needed … [Read More...]