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A Lunar New Year’s Feast for the Homeless in Busan

Back home in Florida I would often volunteer at homeless outreaches that my church supported. There was a large one in Ft. Lauderdale that was jointly supported by the city and our church. Reaching … [Read more...]

What Can Americans Learn from Koreans?

No two cultures in the world are the same. Further, even within a given country, cultures vary greatly depending on the location. People from California are quite different in their thinking than are … [Read more...]

UFC – Ultimate Foreigner Competition (Ultimate Frisbee in Korea)

What is Ultimate?Ultimate is a fast-paced team sport that combines the best of soccer and American football. The rules are simple:Catch the disc Stop running Throw the disc to another … [Read more...]

Teaching English in Korea for 3+ Years – What’s It Really Like?

Teaching ESL in South Korea for one year - fun and exhilarating. Teaching for two years - interesting and more time to explore things now that you're settled in.Teaching for three … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Earning Student Respect

Let's be real about this whole teaching gig. If you're a teacher in the ESL world, chances are you're probably in the same boat as me, and I'm no different than the thousands of other ESL teachers … [Read more...]

Eating Korean “Hangover” Soup While Sober (Haejang Guk 해장국)

Haejang Guk (해장국) is a popular soup in Korea. Generally, it's made with pork or beef, and ox blood. The last part probably sounds a little, like, "whuh??", but trust me the soup is good.It has a … [Read more...]

Korean “Fire Hot” Chicken Feet (불닭발)

Of all the endless eating opportunities, I ended up wanting to try the chicken feet! They are served up in Korea a few different ways, but the kind I wanted were the hot ones.The ones I tried are … [Read more...]

4 Foods in Korea You Probably Won’t Like

Not everything you can eat in Korea is going to be delicious. Many foreigners come here and right off the boat the moment they eat anything, they say it's "delicious". It doesn't even matter what it … [Read more...]

Eating Live Octopus in Korea

Korea is a land of unique culinary...ideas.If you're reading this from back home, you probably think of Korean food as being the K-Barbecue joint in town, or kimchi, rice, and soju.IN Korea … [Read more...]

I Speak English. I’m Not American or British…Can I Teach English Abroad?

This is a very common question I've received on many occasions... I speak English and I even have a degree in English, but I'm not from America or the U.K. Can I get a job teaching ESL in Korea? The … [Read more...]