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Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

Expat Interview: Oisin Feeney, A Photographer in Korea

“Usually my job and my passion are separate things; The job allows me to stay in a place, the passion allows me to be content there.”

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…

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…

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…

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…

Missing my Kiddies

Having left Korea and all my adorable students over 3 months ago, I’m actually starting to miss the annoying,little critters! Ah no, I loved them all, I really did and I often wonder how they are getting along and what…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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