Tag Archives: Coteachers

The Day of the Surprise

I asked a fellow staff member what they are doing for the public holiday today. And thank goodness, I did. I will be taking my wife out for a treat. She doesn’t know yet, she thinks we are visiting our son at university in … Continue reading

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The Day of the Singing Contest

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

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The Day of the Staff Trip

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

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The Day of the Hot Pepper Harvest

Do you like hot peppers? The ones that are not hot? You can eat many hot peppers if you pick them in the school garden. Don’t worry, these hot peppers are not hot. This was how lunch began one day in July. Eat quickly … Continue reading

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The Day Dad Came to Visit

Only a month into our Korean adventure and we were expecting a visitor from home. My dad was in Asia on business and able to arrange a whirlwind visit. I was very excited and mentioned it, as you do, to my co teachers who seemed … Continue reading

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The Day We Went Into the Wild.

We dragged ourselves out of bed in a university dorm and threw down a breakfast feast of cereal, rice and fermented, hot pepper paste flavoured cabbage before stumbling out into the freezing cold street. With hands in pockets and bright red noses from the … Continue reading

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