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“I’m Not White and Korea Won’t Hire Me!”

This is a touchy subject. At the same time though, it's just reality.In the Korean ESL job market for private academies, or hagwons, there's a lot of negative press. And for good reason. You don't … [Read more...]

When is the Right Time to Leave Korea?

I've been teaching in Korea for three years as I write this. I'm living what many people look forward to or can only dream about.So many look for adventure after college and find Korea to be a … [Read more...]

A Korean Elementary School Tour

I'm currently in my third year teaching in the EPIK program. Due to cutbacks, I was reallocated from a girl's middle school to an elementary school in a nearby district. My current school, Guduk … [Read more...]

My Video Covered on “Korea Today: Arirang Issue” Viral Video T.V. Show

It never seems to amaze me - the power of social networking.Back in 2012 a brief video I did of my judo instructor eventually spread throughout Korea and landed him on a national cable TV variety … [Read more...]

A Unique Bus Stop Flea Market in Korea

I'm fortunate to have been in Korea going on three years now. I've seen a lot of things, eaten a lot of things, and learned a lot of things. Sometimes I just go through my daily routines forgetting … [Read more...]

I Watched Korean Girls Eat on YouTube

I don’t even remember how I was tipped off on this story, but apparently there is this strange craze in South Korea where people tune in to watch girls eat food.  This shouldn’t be a huge surprise … [Read more...]

7 Ways South Korea Rules the World

CNN just recently did an article called, “10 things Korea does better than anywhere else”.  Some of the things I can’t confirm, but I can say that 7 of them are definitely spot on.The first one … [Read more...]

This is Why Koreans Are THINNER Than Americans

You're probably wondering whether or not you want to travel to a country like Korea to teach English. If you do decide, you're probably going to wonder about things like bills, transportation, how to … [Read more...]

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 recognizable figure in J-vlogging, so it … [Read more...]

Weight Training and the Curious Case of Korean Gyms

Your body is going to change when you come to Korea.  It may be for the better or worse, but it will change.  The food is different and your lifestyle will change and somehow the combination of these … [Read more...]