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My Writing Process – A Road Map to my Thoughts

INTRODUCTION When I was very young, all I wanted was to draw. I wanted to draw well, and I wanted to draw a lot. In elementary school, I’d draw mock … Continue reading

21 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Who am I as a teacher?

This was actually an assignment for one of my classes, but I thought it would be interesting enough to share with you guys as well. One of the courses I’m … Continue reading

4 March 2017 · 1 Comment

A New Beginning

So there’s a reason that I haven’t really been posting anything about my life here for a while and that reason is that, to be perfectly frank, I’ve been depressed … Continue reading

8 February 2016 · 5 Comments

안녕, 계대. 안녕, 대구.

[English translation below] 오늘은 공식적으로 계명 대학교의 한국어학당을 졸업했다. 이제 한 1년 반 동안 대구에서 살았고 계대 어학당에 다녀왔다. 오늘 좀..아쉬운 마음이 있다. 처음엔 불평을 너무 많이 했고 내 소중한 … Continue reading

28 January 2016 · 1 Comment

All is quiet on the Eastern Front

Warning: First World problems ahead So far I’ve mostly been sharing stuff about my life here that would actually be interesting to you guys, but nowadays I’ve got so much … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 6 Comments

Welcome to Keimyung!

It has been over a month now that I’ve been here at 계명대학교. As you can probably guess, it’s been really busy and hectic, so I haven’t actually had the … Continue reading

1 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Don’t worry, I didn’t die!

Hello everyone, I know some of you are anxiously awaiting news from me here in Korea, so I just wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well and … Continue reading

14 September 2014 · 4 Comments

Things just keep getting realer!

Okay guys. I don’t mean to alarm you, but…things are getting pret-ty real all up over here. Firstly, since my last update, I’ve finally received my D-4 Student Visa which … Continue reading

5 August 2014 · Leave a comment

The reality of moving abroad

Things are getting pretty real these days, and I find myself struggling with all the possible red tape without even actually running into it yet. Although forums and, surprisingly, the … Continue reading

27 June 2014 · 9 Comments

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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