Archives for July 2012

Imitation Alley in Busan, South Korea

I've always been a sucker for knock-off watches.  There are tons of products where you can find imitations, but watches are my thing.  When I lived in New York City, I just couldn't stop myself from … [Read more...]

Pictures of Team MAD MMA Practice

I am now training at Team MAD Busan - an MMA academy.  Interesting that it turns out some top notch pro fighters like Kim Dong-Hyun of the UFC but is not very well marketed.  It may just be that it … [Read more...]

Art’ifying the Old at Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan

Gamcheon Culture Village It's Summer English Camp time.  Things have changed a little since I first arrived.  Until very recently, Korea still held Saturday classes twice a month.  They have … [Read more...]

Reflecting on My First Year in Korea

What's it all about? This past Friday (7/20/12) was the last day of the Spring semester.  Also the last class of my first year's contract.  It amazes me how quickly this year has gone by. … [Read more...]

My Issues with Fast Food Joints in Korea

Fast food.  We all know it's bad.  We all know it's not really food!!  However, I'm no different than millions and billions of other people around the world and I LOVE to get fast food on occasion.  I … [Read more...]

The #1 Job Duty of an English Teacher

Just last week I had to review and sign the "Regulation of GET's Duties" document for my second year of teaching at my school.  In this document are all the details of an English teacher's roles and … [Read more...]

Training at Team M.A.D. MMA in Busan Ever since I arrived here in Korea, I've been trying to find a local BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) gym.  Amazingly, there is only one pure BJJ gym in this, the second … [Read more...]

A Day at the Korean Horse Races with Outstanding Students

In May, two of the top English students at my school took part in a regional English speaking competition in Busan, South Korea.  I live and teach on an island called Yeoung-do.  This English public … [Read more...]

Using ESL Internet Forums

Online forums are definitely a great way to get useful information about teaching English abroad from people who have been through it already.  There are many great ones out there like Dave's ESL … [Read more...]