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Korea Update... We Still Don't Have Jobs


I thought it was about time for an update. A lot has happened since our last post, but one thing is still the same: we still are jobless. 366 more words


There's a hagwon for that, you know

Yes, there are hagwons for passing the bar.

Korea is the land of hagwons and private tutoring. If you want to learn something, or more specifically, if you want to pass some exam, you name it, we have it. 1,299 more words


A Day in the Life - The Nightmare Hagwon

We have put off talking about this for a long time. We needed a chance to let the dust settle before writing about our experience last year. 599 more words

South Korea

Thank you South Korea for helping me grow up.  

For a while now I’ve been wondering, why have I stayed here so long?  What was the point?   418 more words

The difference a week makes

I’ve been here a little over a week and a half now. I’ve been so busy that time has flown by in a blur of words, colourful classrooms, and small children.  1,013 more words

South Korea

A Talk with an Asian Dad

Summer enrichment ended two weeks ago. I enjoyed my classes as always, although the commute, now that I’ve moved, was brutal. Not sure I’ll take it on next summer, but that’s a while away. 1,630 more words


          “The students were serious about studying but their eyes appeared dead.” (Se Woong Koo)  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/02/opinion/sunday/south-koreas-education-system-hurts-students.html?_r=0

I’m sure most people have seen it, but I decided to share this article from the New York Times because it’s something I’m dealing with right now.   303 more words