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첫사랑 – First Love

These days, I’m reading a lot about how to get students to care about creative writing, helping them become better writers, and techniques that are important when writing narratives. So … Continue reading

13 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Sinterklaas!

Late November/early December is always a difficult period for Korean students, with the end of the semester assignments and finals from every course all piling up into one big academic … Continue reading

5 December 2017 · 6 Comments

My room in Seoul

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d share a little update on where I’ve been spending most of my time here in Korea. Compared to my previous video, my … Continue reading

14 October 2017 · Leave a comment

멈추면 비로소 보이는 것들 – The things you can see only when you slow down

Yesterday late at night, I came back from a short trip to the Southernmost tip of South Korea: 해남 (Haenam) in 절라남도 (Jeollanamdo). Even though I only spent three days … Continue reading

18 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Living with a constant threat of war

These days, there’s no lack of shocking and distressing headlines related to South Korea and its attention seeking neighbour: ‘Air Force chief warns of possible sudden attack by N. Korea’, … Continue reading

4 September 2017 · 3 Comments

Under the same Sky

I am painfully aware of how I haven’t written any new posts in what is rapidly approaching ‘forever’, and although I could come up with dozens of excuses that would … Continue reading

23 August 2017 · Leave a comment

[StarCraft] An interview with Brendan Valdes and Wolf Schröder

About a week ago, I had the opportunity of sitting down with legendary StarCraft 2 casters Brendan Valdes and Wolf Schröder to ask them some questions after they finished casting one of … Continue reading

17 June 2017 · Leave a comment

I thought I’d have some answers by now

A couple of weeks ago, my father celebrated his 60th birthday. 60. That’s a lot of years. That’s an amount of years that you can’t even imagine when you’re young. … Continue reading

25 April 2017 · 3 Comments

I <3 StarCraft

First of all, I’m happy to let you know that I started a separate blog for all of my KeSPA articles so you won’t be spammed here with stuff you … Continue reading

27 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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One of the things I love about Korea compared to the Netherlands is how people still visit actual, physical stores here. While in my country, cities struggle keeping their downtown shopping areas from looking like ghost towns, here there is a healthy variety in both local mom and pop stores, big franchise chains and everything in between.

There's even megamalls like this one, called #Garden5, that we couldn't even imagine finding back at home. 4 huge buildings with 14 floors of shopping each, in an area that doesn't even come close to the foot traffic that regular downtown areas see - I don't know how places like this stay in business, but I'm very happy they do.
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#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #Seoul_Korea #discoversouthkorea #GardenFive #Mall #Megamall #Shoppingcenter #HappyNewYear #NewYear #Store #Shopping #서울 #가든5 #가든파이브 #리차드 #백화점 #쇼핑 #네덜란드 #외국인 #유럽 #새해 #새해복많이받으세요 #가게 아휴~ teaching is hard work, but (although I'm well aware of how cheesy this sounds) seeing my students have fun with what we've come up with and enjoy themselves makes it all worth it, and because I was doing it together with my close 형, I even had a lot of fun.

The best thing about teaching in Korea is how adorable the kids are, even though they can also be little demons, and how surprised they get when they find out you speak Korean.

쌤, 한국말 아세요?
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#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #English #Englishteaching #Teaching #EFL #TESOL #Korean #Kids #Students #EnglishCamp #languagelearning #영어 #영어공부 #영어수업 #외국인 #네덜란드 #영어캠프 #언어 #선생님 #쌤 #Engels #Les #Lesgeven Today, I found this picture that I took about 3 years ago in a toy store here in Korea.

I don't want to sound like an old fart, but I sure do wish we'd have had books like this when I was studying English - it certainly beats the 800th 'Trip to London' practice dialogue.

P.s. Nightcrawler is the best X-Man
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#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #Toystore #XMen #Nightcrawler #Superhero #Superheroes #Marvel #Book #Comics #Comicbook #English #LearningEnglish #StudyingEnglish #Kids #서울 #토이저러스 #엑스맨 #나이트크롤러 #히로 #슈퍼히어로 #마블 #영어 #영어공부 #코믹 #공부 #언어 #연습 It has been snowing remarkably often this year. Winters in Korea are always cold, but since there generally isn't much precipitation, it doesn't usually snow all that often. This year, however, has seen about 7 days of snow already and with all these cold snaps, we can probably look forward to a couple more before the winter finally gives up.
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#nofilter #winter #snow #white #Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #KyungHee #kyungheeuniversity #University #ig_korea #ig_asia #노필터 #겨울 #눈 #화이트 #서울 #seoul_korea #경희대 #경희대학교 #경희 #외국인 #네덜란드 #대학교 #대학원 #대학 #춥다 @seoul_official 완벽한 오늘.
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#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #Food #Koreanfood #Guksu #Gogiguksu #Present #Gift #Newyear #Perfect #foodstagram
#완벽한 #오늘 #완벽한오늘 #국수 #고기국수 #먹스타그램 #음식 #서울 After 3 months of no Starcraft, the first match of the year is always something I look forward to. I guess I now understand how sports fans feel when it's off season.

This is the third year that I've been in Seoul enough to closely follow all the major Starcraft tournaments, and although I still really miss Proleague I guess it is better for my productivity that we've only got two major tournaments going on these days. If February rolls around without any SSL announcements, I might get antsy though..
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#Starcraft #Starcraft2 #SC2 #GSL #GlobalStarCraftLeague #esports #gaming #progamer #gamer #Korean #Seoul #Korea #esport #INnoVation #Leenock #Creator #Solar #tournament #Proleague #SSL #스타크래프트 #스타2 #스타크래프트2 #외국인 #이신형 #문규리 #e스포츠 #경기 #프로게이머 #게이머