Monthly Archives: September 2010

Seoul Searching

That title is appropriate for two reasons. First, because the number of bad Seoul puns in this blog has been terribly lacking, and second, because it actually describes the past week very accurately. I had the past nine days off … Continue reading

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Twas the Week Before Chuseok

Twas the week before Chuseok, and all through Korea, Bad rhymes were appearing, like Jerry Garcia. The songpyeon was dripping from mouths with delight, In hopes of appearing, to co-teachers, polite. The students were nestled all snug in sock-slippers, ‘Cause … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Korean Culture | 6 Comments

Teacher Jeremy’s Neighborhood (plus Addendum)

I’ve been here several weeks now, and things are becoming easier everyday. When I first arrived at my apartment, everything was an adventure. Walking two blocks down the street to the supermarket to buy a bottle of water was intense. … Continue reading

Posted in My Life, Shops and Stores | 2 Comments

School Life

As the bus barreled down the increasingly populated city streets of Seoul, delivering us to our co-teachers, we anxiously engaged in hopeful conversations. This yet faceless person would affect our lives more than any other person in Korea, or so … Continue reading

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