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Teaching English in South Korea – what is it REALLY like?

Christmas time in Nampo-dong I am closing in on my one year mark teaching English in South Korea.  It's mid June (2012) now, and the contract year will end in August (2012).  While I've been here, I've tried to capture many of the moments on camera, video, YouTube, Facebook, blog, etc for friends, family and the virtual world to enjoy.  However, it's impossible to get it … [Read More...]

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On “2.5 Oyajis” with YouTube’s Japan Vlogging King, Gimmeaflakeman

On “2.5 Oyajis” with YouTube’s Japan Vlogging King, Gimmeaflakeman

If you are interested in traveling and teaching in either Korea or Japan, your search will ultimately lead you to Gimmeaflakeman.  Victor is possibly the most … [Read More...]

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DO NOT Teach English in Korea If You Are…

Teaching English in Korea (or any foreign land) is not for everybody.  I think many people believe it's for them and that it will turn into an epic experience of … [Read More...]

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How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Fully Photoshop'd for the yearbook 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 … [Read More...]

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Korean Judo Excellence Begins in School

Jeon: Olympic and 3X World Champion For the judo lovers out there, you know about South Korea.  Names like Jeon Ki-Young (전기영), Lee Won-Hee (이원희), Wang Ki-Chun (왕기춘), and Kim Jae-Bum (김재범) resound in the judo world as defining greatness.  Among many … [Read More...]

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3 Female Teachers Talk About Dating, Racism, and Safety in Korea

One thing I've learned through blogging and vlogging over the past two years is that there are a lot of questions about life as an expat teaching English in Korea. They are all different and they comes from all ages, races, and backgrounds. Among the … [Read More...]

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Attending the 2013 IJF Judo Grand Prix in Jeju, South Korea

Jeju is one of South Korea's prized possessions. The volcanic island is home to many UNESCO heritage sites and is aptly called the "Hawaii of Korea". Being less than an hour flight from Gimhae International Airport in Busan, I knew I would eventually visit the … [Read More...]