Posted in June 2013

Things I Have Left To Do

Things I Have Left To Do

In six months here I’ve seen a lot, done a lot, tried a lot, and failed a lot. I’ve eaten a lot, drank a lot, danced a lot, and walked a lot. I’ve ridden the subway a lot, listened to music a lot, read signs (in Korean) a lot, and lost my way a lot. … Continue reading

Six Months Down

Six Months Down

Time here passes quickly. Then it crawls. Then it speeds up again. And before you know it, holy shit, it’s been six months. This past Tuesday, June 26th, marked six months since I arrived, six months of Korea 2.0. I’m here to tell you how its going so far. I had hope to be able … Continue reading

Sokcho: An Unexpected Vacation

Sokcho: An Unexpected Vacation

As I said before, we weren’t supposed to get any vacation. And when I first heard mention that we might be getting one, I tried my best not to start planning, so as to avoid the inevitable letdown that would come when the idea fell apart. Well, shut my mouth… the school came through. We found … Continue reading

Remember When I Said…

Remember When I Said…

“I think I’m going to take it easy, but that plan never seems to work. I’m doing well so far. We’ll see what happens when I leave the coffee shop and head out into Korea…” Well, instead of taking it easy, I did the next best thing: I climbed a mountain. When I look out the … Continue reading

Holding and the Weekend

Holding and the Weekend

Holding has begun. Hooray! Holding is that wonderful time of the semester when the middle schoolers are preparing for their midterm or final exams. Now, I have a lot of sympathy for Korean students, as they work so hard and are always (and I mean always) studying, but what holding means for me is no middle … Continue reading