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Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang January 5th 2010

Yesterday, we, Korean got a lot of snow in this winter. My first elder brother who works for "Met-life" in Korea. He sent me his photos of "Bun-dang"(a district of Seong-nam city) where he lives and his company shot on Jan 4th, 2010. I loaded these photos and I shot Mt. Palgong covered with white snow today morning when I am going to work. enjoy these photos.... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang October 25th 2009

Hi everyone I know it's been awhile since I've last written, but I've had a very busy week, all of which I will be updating to you in painstaking detail. I, however, won't be reciting this past weeks events on this update because I'm currently on my brand new iPod touch brought here straight from America. I just wanted everyone to know that I'm doing great and updated blogs will be coming soon.... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 29th 2009

Hello, hello, hello. After an uneventful weekend, I had a pretty good day at work. First off, I finally got my alien registration card, which means that Korea opens up to me a great deal. I'm getting a cell phone tomorrow. I also got a bank account today, which means that I get paid tomorrow, nice! Those are two awesome things that I've been restlessly waiting for. This weekend is Choesok (I think that's how it's spelled). Choesok is best described as Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. In other words, three day weekend! The second cool part about this holiday is all the presents that I've been getting. Last week I got a really nice Polo coat from my co-teacher. Today I got a box full of the best oranges that are found in Korea, ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 20th 2009

Hey everyone! So, on Saturday we all went to a teamwork development picnic about an hour bus ride away from Bundang. It was actually kind of fun. The Koreans, Canadians, Americans were randomly put into three teams, and we competed in a bunch of different activities. I was on team C. The first half was indoor talent type stuff. The first activity was a team cheer, which I was barely able to keep up with because most of it was in Korean. We then had an individual talent thing, which Jessica took care of with my team. Next was a Charades guessing game, and finally a weird arm wrestling competition, but with legs. We then had lunch, and after went out to the field where outdoor competitions took place. To sum things up, the outdoor competitions ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 14th 2009

Hey everyone! I decided to put up a random update, just stuff off the top of my head. To start things off, I think my milk went bad. On Saturday morning I had a bowl of cereal, and I didn't feel right the rest of the weekend. Normally you can tell if milk is bad, because it stinks. The milk, along with everything else here, is a little sweet, so I think that the sweet smell may have covered up the horrible bad milk smell. In other words, I wasn't feeling too wonderful for the weekend. I spent most of Saturday in my apartment relaxing, and I started Sunday off the same way. At about noon, I realized that I needed to get out and get some fresh air, so I decided to take the train ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 10th 2009

I keep forgetting to tack this bit of information onto other blogs so I guess I will make it a blog of its own. There are so many types of shoes in Korea. Seriously...here it goes: 1. outdoor shoes: any shoes you wear in the streets 2. indoor shoes: if you like, you can be barefoot inside the home, if not, you can get indoor slippers. 3. in the classroom shoes: you can't wear your indoor shoes into the classroom if you walk in the hallways with them. these can also be slippers. 4. bathroom shoes: these are jelly-like slippers to be worn in the bathroom. i find that in the course of my day i change in and out of various pairs of shoes at least 30 times per day. I come in, take off ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 10th 2009

Look at what's written on the coffee I got today. I'm inspired. How about you?... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 9th 2009

It has been a while... Reading other people's travel blogs has made me realize 3 things: 1. There are soooo many places I want to visit 2. I need a better camera (I cant invest a ton of money but please make suggestions, I would like to upgrade from my little tourist-type camera to something a little more professional) 3. I want to learn more about photography I have been teaching for just over a week now. It is taking a while to get the kids under control. I have 22 students in my class (5,6,7 years old, Korean age). I have eleven 7-year olds, which is a rather large group for teaching English. I implemented several reward systems, all having to do with stickers and prizes. Many of the children have accepted that I am ... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 8th 2009

This is dinner tonight, and don't let the happy little squid fool you; it's incredibly hot.... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Seongnam » Bundang September 6th 2009

I was hoping to have a driver pick me up from the airport, but since there was so much of a mishap with the weather and what not I wasn’t shocked that there wasn’t anyone. Almost instantly there was a guy on me that spoke very little English and really wanted me to ride in his taxi for a bit more than locals pay. Normally I would have put up more resistance, but I was tired of lugging around my luggage, and I wanted nothing more than to finally settle in and take a nap. I said fine, I’ll pay the astronomical price and at least I’ll be there. It was about an hour drive, and he was going really fast. We finally got to Bundang, and I realize that this guy had no idea where ... read more




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