According to Wikipedia, a dental cavity “is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure”. Just call it what it is, a pain in the ass, and I was stuck with one — and the one place besides jail I really wanted to avoid visiting in Korea was the Continue Reading
Have you been to any business yet and heard the woman or man behind the counter shout “Service!” before giving you something for free? This concept took a little while to adjust too, but I’ve written a quick post about the meaning of service in Korea on Tripwolf. Check it Continue Reading
The critically acclaimed South Korean musical, Nanta, is now playing in Jeju City on Jeju Island (also playing in Seoul, Gangnam Area). It’s the story of three cooks who have to prepare food for a last minute wedding with the help of their manager’s incompetent nephew. The performance is almost Continue Reading
Drinking is a sport in Korea. Read about the rules on Tripwolf.
Fifty minutes on a bus from the U-Square Terminal in Gwangju will bring you to the epicenter of Korean bamboo, Damyang. We finally went there a few weeks ago after months of, “Hey, we should go do this.” The main bamboo park, located just across the river and only a Continue Reading
As the time steadily rises down on my stay here in Korea, I find less and less worth writing about here on the blog. Strange, because there has been a lot going on lately. I’ve been interested in North Korea given the recent headlines, and I watched a bizarre 60 minute movie yesterday called Welcome to North Korea. Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema document their Orwellian like journey through the D.P.R.K. during the mid 2000’s. One particularly striking scene is a long shot of a North Korean official busily directly traffic in Pyongyang. The camera zooms out, and we see that there is no traffic in need of being directed. For anyone at all interested in the current situation with North Korea, the American Media is doing a brilliant job of fanning the flames. Things are fine. No worries. I am worried about things back home though. How much more will the Earth bleed before the ocean dies?
We attended our second Korean wedding this past weekend for one of our co-teachers. Lookin’ pretty good, right? The bride wasn’t too bad either… All jesting aside, it was pretty much exactly like the last Korean wedding we went to back in January– or was it December? Another cabbage leaf Continue Reading
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but it has been a long month. Sickness, scheduling conflicts, shitty weather, students that just don’t know when to shut the eff up…. it all added up to one miserable March. It was probably the hardest month for us since coming here in Continue Reading
Found this beauty at the base of Mudeung Mountain in Gwangju. Yes, it’s true, the sign says to beware of squirrels. Of all the dangers to warn people about when hiking, someone chose squirrels.
Today, we saw for the first time bandannas selected by one of the Korean teachers for the kinder students to wear during their song and dance, “Summer Nights”. “Don’t you think these look a lot like marijuana leaves?” I asked one of the Koreans. “What!? Really!? No it’s maple leaf.” Continue Reading