https://youtu.be/j-gOJRndXZg As we cross over into February, my first 6-month program as a teacher-trainer is drawing to a close. I feel like it was yesterday that I showed up at JIEI as a fresh teacher-trainer scared out my mind with little dribbles of pee running down my leg as I stepped in front of my … Continue reading Teacher Training Reflections – First Program (Part One)
https://youtu.be/j-gOJRndXZg The month of January [has just passed] and I must say - last month was good to me. I've re-righted my habits like eating more healthy foods. I've used the shit out of my slow cooker to stew vegetables, beans, and lentils. I've also resumed finishing my meals with more mixed nuts and fruits. … Continue reading The Blessed Dregs of December
Due to busy workweeks and busier weekends, I've failed to post in the past six weeks. Plus I've been pounding a brick wall of writer's block. But I did just return from a long-weekend getaway to Taipei, so I might as well share some photos. Cheers! 🙂 They say beer tastes best on vacation :). … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Taipei
Can one write a Korea expat blog and not dedicate a post to one's apartment? Would this violate the physics of the blogosphere? I'm not about to find out. So let's take a tour of my new digs. My house key is no more. While I never encountered the terrifying and awkward phone calls that … Continue reading New Apartment = Tour Time!
There's something contradictory about how time passes in a new job in a new neighborhood. On one side, time crawls like a snail as I pause to process new environments. Where is my office? Where is my apartment? Where is the convenience store? Where is the grocery store? What lovely trees over there! And the … Continue reading New Job. New Home. Week One.
I recently returned from my summer trip to Hong Kong and Macau - my second solo outing. The food, sights, views, and cultural experiences were irreplaceable. However, I did not find the experience positive at all times. Sometimes I encountered ruts, downs, moments of depression. Today I wish to share what I see as the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of a Novice Solo Traveler
My transit from Macau to Hong Kong felt like a minor miracle. I arrived at the ferry terminal two hours early in a depressed funk. I hoped to print my reserved ticket early, post up in a cafe, and write my way out of a rut. "You have to go now." "But I have a … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Hong Kong