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I’m not dead (yet)!

As some of you have noticed, there haven’t been many updates lately. This is the result of a few things. First, I’m one of the most forgetful people ever (shocker). This doesn’t mean I’m forgetting to update the blog. I … Continue reading

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Going to a barber in Korea

So, the first time I tried going to a Barber, it had some funny windows. Very…dark. TurnsĀ out, it was actually a whorehouse. Surprise! Now, some of you looking at the photo on the left may be asking ‘Pat, how the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Seoul!

Yeah, yeah, I know I’m late. Sue me. Anyway, as some of you may have noticed, the world recently witnessed the glorious day known as Christmas: a Christian holiday borrowed from pagans, spread the world over in the name of … Continue reading

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Hagwon Horror Stories

I don’t know if anyone’s heard horror stories about teaching at English hagwons (private schools/secondary schools in Korea), but they’re definitely out there. A couple of reliable schools are CDI/Chungdahm (where I work) or YBM. Basically, a good option is … Continue reading

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Korea FAQ’s

Q: What made you decide to teach English in Korea? A: I wanted to work abroad, and it was the most convenient and financially viable option. The fact that Korea sounded like a culturally interesting place to work didn’t hurt … Continue reading

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18 things learned in 14 days

I’ve been in Korea for two full weeks now, and things are certainly different from the States. There’s the good, bad, ugly, fascinating, hilarious, and everything in between. 1. A foreign-born Korean is known as a gyopo. From what I … Continue reading

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