Nothing!

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Last Saturday I did something I haven’t done for what feels like years – nothing! For six whole blissful hours! I woke up feeling a little worse for wear after going out with the other foreigners the night before and drinking around 8-10 2000cc pitchers of beer between eight of … Read More

Wooooowwwww shopping! 30,000 shops, Dongdaemunon is something else!

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After spending Saturday daytime doing very little I headed into Seoul in the evening to meet Emily and do a bit of shopping. Caroline (the other girl living in my area) is a shopaholic and had told me about this amazing shop that was open until 5am and had a … Read More

Samnangseong Castle

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We visited Samnagnseong Castle on the day we went to Ganghwa island with Mr Kim and his wife. Expecting to go vegetable picking at his wifes parents farm we were surprised when he pulled up a side road and told us he would be back in 45 minutes to pick … Read More

Paul, Julia, Kandy, Jane, Grace, Danny, Phil, Irene, Eric, Sarah, Amy, Rebecca, Brian, Daniel, Jack, Josh, Tim, Alex & Cindy

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Despite my guilt this is just a quick post because a number of people have asked me why all the kids have English names. I work at a private English school called a Hogwon. Because of this when the kids come to the school they are all given English names … Read More

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

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I can’t stop grinning. I have just got back from looking at my new apartment with the director of my school. OMG! It is a palace!!!! I had heard rumors that it was in a decent building and with the director’s rough description is where it was I had spotted … Read More

Childsplay

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It has been a quiet weekend, but that will follow in a later post. First my field trip on Friday with the Kindergarten children. We went to the Sudoguk-san Taltongne Pangmulgwan, which means “Sudoguk mountain hillside (squatter) neighborhood museum” but has been given the official English title of “Sudoguksan Museum … Read More

OneWebDay

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I just came across this (OneWebDay) on the BBC news website and figured I should do something to mark the occasion. So a reflection on how the web has changed my life. It’ll have to be short and sweet as I only have a few minutes. Firstly I have this … Read More

Kindergarten – ME!!!

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Almost three weeks in to my job as an English teacher and I have become aware that I have not talked much (or at all) about the kids. Being that I’m not really into children this was an interesting choice of job. Made even more interesting when I discovered I … Read More

An alien with a bank account

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I’ve been here nearly three weeks now and this week saw a number of significant happenings. Firstly it is the longest I have even been outside of England. And I have to say that apart from my friends and family I’m not really missing England that much. The main things … Read More

The meaning of Blog!

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Just a short post tonight as the coast of going to an internet cafe every night is starting to add up!! Plus I’m tired and want to go home, drink tea and eat chocolate. See even in South Korean nothing really changes! Dad said everyone is asking him what a … Read More

A mystical treasure of Korea – Mount Inwangsan

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After a hard day at work it is time to spend the next couple of hours learning about Mount Inwangsan the amazing hill/mountain that I climbed on Saturday. Climbing to the top of this mountain was an experience I will never forget. At the bottom are a number of amazing … Read More

Oh my Chicken!!!

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Well the culinary delight of my stay so far has to be last Friday night when Emily and her friends took me to ‘Oh my chicken’. After being turned away from numerous Korean restaurants (mainly of the Chinese or Italian variety!) we went to Oh my chicken sat on the … Read More

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