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Winter intensives

By Nick Gourdoux

It’s winter break for the Korean public school system, which meas the public schools haven’t been in session since around Christmas and wont start up again until the end of January or even early February. 241 more words

South Korea

One Month in Korea

Yes, you read that right. Somehow I’ve already been here for 30 days. It feels like it’s been  longer but simultaneously the month has flown by. 799 more words

My first two months of HELL in Korea. (Boohoo etc)

I decided to start a blog (like so many other thousands of bloggers) about my time in Korea. As the title suggests its been a bloody  hard, frustrating and confusing struggle since pretty much the first day I landed in the ROK… and it hasn’t got better. 849 more words


Taking it easy for Week 2

As I may have mentioned last post, one of my coworkers took the first couple weeks off of school, which means that the rest of us have been covering his classes. 555 more words


Private Tuition Fever Permeates East Asian Countries

“The need for private tuition comes from the exams themselves. If there was no examination in Hong Kong, no matter what we say and claim to be, students would not come to us for help”

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Current Affairs

Next chapter in my life

So it’s been nearly a year since I started my job as a Data Gatherer and whilst it was fun for the majority of it, it has become more stressful and exhausting than I first thought it would be due to the increased targets, longer working hours, lack of social life and just night shift in general. 323 more words



Last summer I made the decision I was going to go and teach English somewhere in the world. It is something I have wanted to do since I was in university. 1,248 more words