To ensure I conform to the greatest of all British stereotypes, this tale is about tea. Our Korean, summer holiday was well underway and tea-less mornings were getting old. We found ourselves in Boseong headed for the green tea plantations. While … Continue reading
Dogs in Korea are pampered, preened and taken out for lunch.
This was hands down both the most random and the most enjoyable day of the year to date. Many of my personal highlights of school life in Korea have taken place outside the classroom. The school singing contest was fantastic. I first found out about the contest when I … Continue reading
We had an English department meeting where it was agreed that we would take a trip during final exams to nearby Andong to go to the cinema and eat dinner. Three weeks later, final exams rolled around and the trip had not … Continue reading
As a recent convert to baseball I’m not sure that my opinion counts for much. However I would like to share some of the joy that characterises baseball in Korea. Unlike their counterparts in the USA, Korean fans cheer for everything … Continue reading
Living in Korea is, on the whole, fantastic. Every day is a treat for the senses and the soul. It helps that I work in a wonderful school with great co workers and have picked up a friend or two to brighten up … Continue reading
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Every corridor in the school was buzzing with excitement. For weeks I’d been noticing that PE lessons had lost all variety, concentrating exclusively on the same team events whilst wearing matching outfits. Group skipping and tugs of war were all the rage in this … Continue reading
It is unfair to suggest that this post is about only a day of enterprise when it is in reality documenting an entire lifetime of enterprise. Street side entrepreneurs occupy markets, town centres and street corners. These senior, Korean businesswomen work every day of the week, selling … Continue reading
It changed overnight. I am not talking about the weather which has been doing the opposite, I am, in fact referring to coffee. Cold became the new hot. Perhaps there was an iced coffee revolution in the UK and I was totally oblivious to it, … Continue reading
Jeju Island. Simply saying those two words to the average Korean invokes excitement. Jeju is Korea’s one stop family holiday and honeymoon dream destination. As the long weekend in honour of Buddha’s Birthday approached we raced out of school as soon … Continue reading
A wonderful side effect of exam week at my school is that teachers are encouraged to ‘take a rest.’ After staring at my computer for three hours and a healthy, daily dose of kimchi and rice, I am free to spend my afternoon … Continue reading
It started with a beer. It ended watching bulls fight. I have a good friend who claims that all good ideas start with a beer. In this case, he may be right. The annual bullfighting championships are held in Cheongju, Gyeongnamdo. … Continue reading