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Archives for August 2012

1 Year in Korea: Highlights and Bloopers

1 year came and went.  With all the video I took, I knew I had some "special" moments.  Here is a brief highlight reel...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7rkJyPN9x0  … [Read more...]

Korea Q&A: Racism, Girl Judo, Meds, CRC, Typhoons

Taking a few to answer some questions and comments I've received from my YouTube channel and blog.  Thanks to those who wrote them into me.Kayla Harrison World/Olympic … [Read more...]

6 Ways I Save Money in Korea

Earlier on in my first year I wrote a blog and made a video about the average teacher's income and expense situation here in South Korea.  I received quite a bit of feedback on both.  Many were … [Read more...]

It’s a Jiu-Jitsu Thing…

My neck is killing me because someone was trying to remove my head tonight.  My ear is swollen and sore because I forgot to wear my ear guards.  I must've left 5 lbs on the mat.  I have pinch marks … [Read more...]

Sporting a Free Scooter

Ever since I arrived in Korea I wanted to get a scooter.  Just to get around for shopping and to get back and forth to school.  I think all schools in Korea are build up on a steep hill.  I don't know … [Read more...]

The Cost of Groceries and Toiletries in Korea

Before I came to Korea to teach, I was like anybody else in my situation.  I read every imaginable article and blog, and watched ALL the videos on YouTube.  One of the big topics I often wondered … [Read more...]

Taking Out the Trash – Recycling in South Korea

Drop-off schedule with bunny dudeOne of the things I notice and appreciate about Korea is their commitment to recycling.  It seems like everywhere I go, trash is separated for recycling.  Back … [Read more...]

The Busan Aquarium in Haeundae Beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Ax4ppk61IThe times that I'd been to Haeundae Beach I always saw the Busan Aquarium.  Each time I wanted to check it out.  I just never did, and now one year has … [Read more...]

Busan Museum of Art

There are many things I haven't had a chance to do yet in Busan - one of those is visiting the museums.  Today I decided to take a trek uptown to the Busan Museum of Art.  It's located right … [Read more...]

2012 Olympic Judo Controversy: Ebinuma Masashi (JPN) vs Cho Jun-Ho (KOR)

The 2012 London Olympics is upon us and already it's been marked with numerous memorable and infamous moments.  Being a judoka, I am living in bliss as Korean TV shows all the judo matches with Korean … [Read more...]