Today’s Protest In Hongdae

This evening, as I was heading toward Hongik University Station (Hongdae Station) on my way back to Dongdaemun, I came upon a large crowd in front of KFC. At first, I thought someone was performing, but then I saw several police officers in the mix. Most of the crowd was dressed in black and wearing... Continue Reading →

Tooth Extraction in Korea

I had my first surgical procedure today (technically yesterday since it's after midnight.) I wanted my bottom left wisdom tooth removed. It wasn't hurting me or anything. It had grown in wrong and I just didn't like it. The staff at Bestian Medical Center's Oral Surgery department were very nice. My surgeon spoke English which... Continue Reading →

The End is Near

In two weeks my five month ESL adventure in South Korea will come to an end. All resignation paperwork has been turned in. My luggage is packed. I'm ready and waiting. I never did experience the honeymoon phase of coming here and it still hasn't quite settled with me that I'm actually in South Korea. Things... Continue Reading →

Making The Goal in Half The Time

I set my mind on a financial goal before arriving in Korea, and I've been true to reaching it. I'm thankful for the financial discipline I have. I came here on a one year contract not aware of the bear trap I was stepping into. But you know what? It doesn't matter! In 83 days,... Continue Reading →

I’m An EPIK Teacher

My EPIK teacher life It's officiIt's official. I am an EPIK teacher in South Korea! No more hospital lab work. I've gotten TEFL certified and cleared to teach English in South Korea. I decided to start this blog to chronicle the happenings of my first expat experience, and to keep friends and family abreast of... Continue Reading →

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