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5 Reasons I Chose to Live in Korea Over Japan

I'm back in Korea. For this, my second tour, I decided to go for the big city and make Seoul my new home. It was a hard decision for me because I had made Busan my home for 4½ years and my friends and … [Read more...]

I Was AWOL. I Was Life.

What a difference a year can make.That's what I keep telling myself. One single year can take one's life and transform it into a completely different creature. So many people take one single year … [Read more...]

My Teaching English in Korea eBook is Out Now

Blogging and making videos brought a whole element to my time in Korea that I never expected. Lots of meaningful interaction with people from different corners of the world who are interested in … [Read more...]

Why Did I Leave a Good Thing in Korea?

On more than a few occasions, when having a life-pondering conversation with someone, I would describe how when I was 25 years old I moved to New York City, blinked my eyes, and found that I was at my … [Read more...]

Being a Korean Foreigner in Korea

This is a video response to a viewer's question that came out of my "Q&A;" video on my YouTube channel.  Being a foreigner in Korea brings it's own unique challenges.  Being of Korean ethnicity on … [Read more...]

My Videos Q&A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdL2mpN1F8Through making videos here on Youtube, I've received a lot of questions about my experience so far.  I took a list of the top 10 questions and/or … [Read more...]

Have a Holly Judo Christmas!

I attended my judo school Christmas party and had a great and memorable time.  It was both and formal and laid back at the same time.  A time of eating, demonstrations, and quality moments with people … [Read more...]

The Interview of Tom Teacher…

Some students from the school newspaper asked me if they could interview me so of course I obliged.  It wasn't really so much of an "interview", but more like one question.  They wanted my opinion on … [Read more...]

An End to the Beginning

At the end of a VERY long week of orientation we finally graduated.  The EPIK program once again showed that they are willing to go to any length to make teaching english in South Korea a memorable … [Read more...]

Culture Club

The gracious EPIK staff decided to give us a break from the 12 hours of class each day and bring us through a historical district in Jeon Ju called the Nambu Market and Hanok Village.  This area … [Read more...]