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Hiroshima, Japan Neighborhood Bicycle Tour

I'm fortunate to have been able to move into my new apartment in between contracts since leaving Korea. It gave me time to settle in, depressurize, and explore my new surroundings. My neighborhood is a bit away from the city center in Hiroshima which has both positives and negatives. The negatives being pretty obvious - I'm away from the more exciting vibe of being in the … [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 … [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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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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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 … [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...]