Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

This is the second interview in my Expat Interview Series, where I plan to interview my expat friends who have dotted themselves all over the world. I’m hoping this series of posts will provide some insight into what it is like to live overseas, and might even encourage a few people to pack their … [Read more...]

Lost in Translation – Funny Korean Signs

Lost in Translation – Funny Korean Signs

One of the things that keeps me smiling on an every-day basis is the abundance of hilarious English signs that line the streets, roads and parks of Korea. Be it signs that have a minor spelling mistake, Korean's inability/refusal to use the letter "L", or signs that most likely were translated in a … [Read more...]

Ireland, as drawn by Korean Kids

Ireland, as drawn by Korean Kids

My first class of the day is with 2 very cute Korean brothers who come to me simply to improve their English conversation skills and to expose them to a native English speaker. They will be moving to China soon as their father's got transferred there for work and they will be attending an … [Read more...]

CouchSurfing in Korea can get you FIRED

CouchSurfing in Korea can get you FIRED

This is just a quick post on Couchsurfing in Korea that I wanted to share, just to warn others of the potential dangers of couchsurfing in Korea. Most people who put "couchsurfing" and "dangerous" in the same sentence are referring to the dangers of hosting a complete stranger in your home. The … [Read more...]

Dear Diary- Hello Kenya

Dear Diary- Hello Kenya

This is the start of a new series of posts that I am going to copy word for word from an old travel diary I found in my bedroom. Reading back I was not the most sensitive person and my creative writing could have done with some (a lot) of tweaking!! But hopefully you will enjoy the naive honesty of … [Read more...]

Cosmetic Surgery in Korea

Cosmetic Surgery in Korea

Cosmetic Surgery is hugely popular in Korea. Get on any bus or subway and you will adverts like the one below describing how you can change the shape of your nose, your eyes, the shape of your face, your bum, your breasts...you name it, they have it. Take a walk down the well-to-do neighborhood of … [Read more...]

I think it’s BORING. BORING BORING BORING.

I think it’s BORING. BORING BORING BORING.

Today was so unbelievably frustrating. All 3 teachers were teaching students adjectives to describe what they think of certain music, dancing or hobbies. From exciting, to graceful, from beautiful to difficult, it would seem only one adjective in particular caught on in every … [Read more...]

English is a Crazy Language

English is a Crazy Language

An oldie but a goodie,and a good laugh fot my fellow teacher buddies..thanks to my friend Hazel for sharing this!! Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or … [Read more...]

Walt Disney; My Idol

Walt Disney; My Idol

I no longer want to become an inspirational teacher, traveller and writer. I no longer want to venture back to Africa, where my heart belongs, to set up a school or orphanage or do any of the other things I outlined in THIS post.I have ,instead, decided to become a cartoonist. I would also like to … [Read more...]