Anonymous asked: Just found your blog/youtube! You should definitely upload some more videos whenever you can find the time. I find it extremely interesting!
Anonymous asked: Thanks for sharing your insights regarding the energy and behavior of your young Korean students. Do you think their home life has anything to do with their hunger for education?
Anonymous asked: Just wondering if most Asians are lactose intolerant?
I have been in Korea for two weeks now, but I haven’t actually started teaching yet. Part of me really wants to get to teaching. The other part of me feels sorely unprepared. It doesn’t help that every time I think I’ve finished making lesson plans my co teacher tells me about yet another complication that throws a wrench in them. For example, when I got here I was told my room...
Anonymous asked: My 2cent. Location matters. That's not to say if you walk in Gangnam, more people will ask for English lessons. But being in collegiate towns like Shinchon, you come across people more willing to engage. Also, no one can identify you as a passionate Louisiana lady English teacher neither you advertise that when you walk around. So it's tough to make a connection in that regard. Willing...
First time teaching advice
Wow, I definitely could have used this advice 2 weeks ago! http://kimchi-icecream.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-day-at-school-for-new-native.html
Why you no talk to me Koreans?
Something I’ve noticed in Korea thus far (among TONS of other things which I will have to make a list of one day) is how shy Koreans are. Not with one another obviously, but as soon as I walk into a room they become very polite and cordial. Of course with any stranger you wouldn’t show your wildest party gags, I get that. However, In the past couple of weeks I have been introduced to...
Anonymous asked: So what has been the biggest surprise to you about being out there so far? The thing you didn't expect?
Anonymous asked: Hi Louisiana girl, you should ask Korvia for a bridge fund between now and the end of this month when you get the A-card. It's reasonable. And for the internet, a place like officetel usually has everything ready like a building that supports the Fios in the States. Ask your hiring manager at school directly to see if she or he can help you get hooked up. Don't be afraid of asking...
Bureaucracy, not just for Americans anymore
Friday night I had the super awesome pleasure of having to apply for my alien registration card in Seoul. My co teacher and I left our school near Indeogwon station at about 1pm, but while en route a recruiter from Korvia called and said there were over 200 people there who had been there all morning and we needed to hurry. We were lucky, she pulled a number for us so when we got there we could at...
Anonymous asked: Have you dated any Korean guys? If not are you willing to date Korean Guys? I heard that korean guys are really hansome.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm going to apply for GEPIK for Sept 2012, and I was wondering what your process was? For example, when did you start applying? I would love to see a timeline because that's a big thing I'm worried about. Thanks!
The hunt continues
Now that I’ve unpacked and settled into my completely cleaned (by me) officetel I’m starting to notice some things I need to buy. The most glaring item on my list is a power converter from US to Korean volts and sockets. The internet said they were easy to find, but I have found this is not the case. My co teacher has no idea where they might be either which makes this a little more...
Anonymous asked: Had any real Korean food yet?