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Teacher Fail

The new first grade students were thinking of questions to ask me. As usual, 99% of them had written ‘How old are you?’ and ‘Do you have a boyfriend?’ As usual, the other 1% covered my favourite Korean food and the obligitory shameless height and weight question. Then out of … Continue reading

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The Day of the Vegetable Exchange

After a busy morning of non stop classes, I was in need of a energy boost and I most certainly got one. I walked into what I thought was the office and instead found a full blown market. There was … Continue reading

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The Day School Got Scary.

When most people hear the word ‘Halloween’ they think of either children trick or treating dressed in costumes or terrifying horror film type scenes. I’ve never been a big Halloween fan, it is no where near as popular in the UK as it is in … Continue reading

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The Day of the Communal Nap.

It is widely accepted that babies, young people and old people need a nap in the afternoon. Nap time is important, particularly in Korea. I want to clarify in the beginning that I am not moaning, I am baffled. One … Continue reading

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The Day of the Open Class.

‘Open class’ is only spoken in hushed tones in my school. It started as a rumour, whispered from office to office, teachers faces one by one showing signs of panic. Then the rumours became reality. Dates were released and diaries consulted. … Continue reading

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The Day of the Extra Curricular Email

This student is smart. She speaks English to a very high level for her age group, largely as a result of watching endless, episodes of American TV dramas for which she professes her love for daily. She is in several … Continue reading

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The Day Dinner Was Alive.

I wouldn’t say I was a fussy eater but I am by no means the world’s most adventurous eater either. When we decided to move to Korea, getting along with the food was genuinely my biggest concern. My love for … 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 Sports

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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

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The Day Iced Coffee Took Over.

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

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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 Learned What Not To Do

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The Day of the Rice Cake Fail

What’s the harm in a rice cake? Seemingly none. It is merely a Korean snack. More often that not I am partial to a rice cake or two. Yet not all rice cakes can be considered harmless. In particular I … Continue reading

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