Being an Older Non-Korean Korean in Korea

Life for me is slightly different than for most of the foreign teachers here in Korea.  Many people wonder and ask me about two things quite frequently:  getting a job as an older teacher, and being … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Gaining Weight in Korea

Too much or too little will change you I was asked on my Youtube channel about whether or not I had gained weight since coming to Korea.  The user mentioned noticing that some Youtubers lost … [Read more...]

School Field Trip to Busan Cultural Center

Today my girl's middle school had it's winter semester field trip.  Each class went to different locations, but I went with the oldest students (grade 3) to the Busan Cultural Center.  It was an … [Read more...]

Teaching MATH in English When I’m Sick

Ten Saturdays per semester I am part of a new EPIK program called SAM (Science, Art, and Math in English).  It's a very new program since the removal of standard Saturday classes in Korea.  For SAM, I … [Read more...]

Is Facial Hair OK in Korea? I've been growing a goatee since summer break.  One thing is for sure though, there has been a lot of "reaction" to it by my students and teachers.  In … [Read more...]

Taejongdae Park (태종대공원) in Busan

Taejongdae lighthouse scene Taejongdae Park is located not far from my neighborhood in Yeongdo-gu, Busan - an island right off the tip of Busan next to Nampo-dong shopping district.  Yeoungdo … [Read more...]

Busan Museum (부산) South Korea

Although it's not the most fun and exciting attraction in Busan (not that museums are ever categorized as "exciting"), the Busan Museum ( has been one of the best outings … [Read more...]

Being a Korean, Life After Teaching English, Accommodations, Scooters

I receive a lot of feedback and questions from viewers on my YouTube Channel.  Recently I got some good questions about teaching English as a Korean, what my plans are for Korea, what EPIK pays for … [Read more...]

Stuck in Typhoon Sanba in Korea

Today we got hit by Typhoon Sanba.  Being from Florida, I'd have to say that it was more of a tropical storm than an all out typhoon.  Nonetheless, the winds were pretty gnarly and I think my beloved … [Read more...]

UN Memorial Cemetery – God Bless America!

The UN Memorial Cemetery ( is one of the most memorable sites in Busan that I've been to so far.  The cemetery, dedicated to the international soldiers who gave their lives in … [Read more...]