Thoughts on Breaking up? (헤어지는 생각?)

If thoughts of breaking up are on your mind then some may ask you what might be wrong in your relationship.  Truthfully, there are positives and negatives in all relationships similar to yin and yang.  If the balance is steady then any issues that a relationship may face can weather any storm.  That is how…

Being a (Young) Woman in Korea (영) 한국의여성 생활

Back in May, last year, I wrote a female perspective piece about a shocking event that happened in Seoul in mid-spring. To summarize that piece I shed some light on how women or females within Korean society are treated and often not respected because of their gender. Wanting to speak more about women in Korea…

Learning Korean: Highs, Lows, and Motivations

Over the past year since I left my ESL teaching position in Korea I fell into a mild language rut. It might have been due to not being surrounded by my students, or being inside my hagwon’s main office where 2/3 of the staff were Korean and knew little or no English. It might have…

Work Life for a Millennial (천년 사람들)

As a member of the millennial generation (late 1980s baby) I am a part of the generation that is highly over educated and underrated in the U.S.  The millenial generation unlike previous generations before have been well nurtured with the rise of modernization (the period of major growth in OECD countries with a relatively high…

Teaching in Korea: Why or Why Not?

For many  new or subscribed readers to my blog I would like to take the time to let you know about my previous work experience as an ESL teacher in Korea. Many Westerners or English speakers who reside in Korea are more likely than not to have either taught English, become p/t private tutors, or…