As a social worker I’m not new to the concept of burnout, but somehow I thought this would never happen to me whilst teaching English in Korea. Trust me, it did. And when it happened, it got me bad. I should have seen it coming, but hindsight is 20/20, right? Here are the 8 things … Continue reading The reasons I burned-out, and what I wished I knew before it happened.
How to find balance in 24/7 togetherness... A while back I did a post about keeping the love alive whilst working together and being in a foreign country. In the beginning, it was very difficult. You suddenly see a part of your partner which was hidden away from you for the simple reason that you … Continue reading Couple-couple (Part 2)
A short post on getting a Korean driver's license and buying a car. If you already have a South African driver's license the whole process will go pretty fast. Follow these easy steps and you should have your license in no time at all (two weeks max). Send your South African license to the Embassy … Continue reading Getting your Korean Driver’s License
As an EFL teacher, you are constantly creating new teaching materials and getting rid of old lessons, creating new ones and making sure your materials are still relevant. It can get tough, especially if you have a full-time teaching job. Here are some of the web resources for lesson themes, games and activities which saved … Continue reading 5 Web resources for ESL teachers
A short post about cultural differences and avoiding conflict in the Korean workplace- through my eyes. This has been my personal experience, and can not be generalized or applied to Korea as a whole. I am sure every person experience these kinds of things differently based on past experiences, their personalities and cultural backgrounds. 1. … Continue reading Korean work/play culture and how to survive it
All about where I work and what it is like teaching at an English Camp in Korea.
At the end of 2016 I made a promise to try and uphold the Korean special days, or to at least do some lovey-dovey things with my husband. Here's how we went so far... 1. Bear Claw and Arcades- Never ever will I get tired of this. It's just so much fun and a love intensity … Continue reading Update: Couple-couple
Korea is known for their traditional spa experiences, or as the locals call it - Jimjilbang. The jimjilbang is a mix between a sauna, a steam room, and a Turkish bath house. Here is the breakdown... Reception: Here you will pay for your experience, receive two towels, a key chain and get an outfit to … Continue reading Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity
Couples and relationships are all the rage in Korea. Most teenagers and young adults spend their free time engaging in couple activities, and if they are single they spend their free time in activities wich could possibly lead to them end up in a relationship. So how do you know if somebody is in a … Continue reading Couple and love culture in Korea + Date night ideas
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Even before coming to Korea I was very vocal about how I'm not going to fall prey to the ridiculous K-pop culture which promotes endless good looks and underfed youths. In my first month here I succeeded. I refused to play my students any Korean music, especially K-pop. I also refused to … Continue reading K- pop and Korean Ballads