3 Money-Saving Tips While Living In Korea

EFL education in  Korea remains a lucrative job prospect for unfortunate liberal arts degree-holders like me.  Many jobs provide a rent-paid apartment and many cities do not require car ownership. Many pay down their student loans, save for a down payment on a house, or to set aside a lump sum to kick-start their dreams. … Continue reading 3 Money-Saving Tips While Living In Korea

The Three “C’s” I Love About “Corea”

Shout out to Spanish-speakers everywhere!  For purposes of forceful alliteration...Quiero compartir mis tres “C’s” favoritas de Corea.  La Conveniencia Me encantan las tiendas coreanas! Slowly but surely, convenience stores like 7-Eleven and CU evolved into cornerstones of my Korean lifestyle.  Have 30 minutes to kill before school? Grab a coffee and read at Emart 24.  … Continue reading The Three “C’s” I Love About “Corea”

Dieting Deviations – The Return of the Carb

A lifetime skill I wish to develop and maintain is cautious skepticism.  That entails a willingness to periodically reevaluate systems, weigh evidence, and admit when one is wrong.  If I can admit that I am wrong, I can take steps to living a more productive and meaningful life.  Steeping oneself in rigid dogma is the … Continue reading Dieting Deviations – The Return of the Carb

Cooking Clean and Dining Dirty (Part Two)

When I am not at home or the school cafeteria, I must eat out.  In terms of health-conscious consumption, this can be a crapshoot.  However, I can manage it through diligence.  On the other hand, sometimes eating garbage is simply part of the plan.   My favorite restaurants are sam-gyup-sal (pork belly) barbecue joints.  In … Continue reading Cooking Clean and Dining Dirty (Part Two)

Cooking Clean and Dining Dirty (Part One)

Before I moved to Korea I had some concerns about what I would eat.  Most of that apprehension stemmed from my unproductive ill-fated meanderings on the forum boards of waygook.com “I can’t get used to the food here.  My stomach is killing me.” “I would kill for a hamburger right now.  I’m sick of kimbap.” … Continue reading Cooking Clean and Dining Dirty (Part One)