Posts Tagged ‘ living abroad ’

Living in Korea by the Numbers

August 5, 2011
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Living in Korea by the Numbers

Having just completed one year in Korea, I thought I’d give prospective expats an idea of how much one can pocket and live on in a year here. You hear stories all the time about how Korea is the country to go teach EFL if you want to make money, but has anyone actually...
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The First 72 Hours in South Korea

June 30, 2011
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The First 72 Hours in South Korea

I’ve seen a number of blogs covering their authors’ first day in a foreign country, and I have to say I didn’t really do a thorough job of it for Korea. Granted, I had arrived hot and sweaty to find it pouring rain and facing a four-hour bus ride, but who hasn’t? Rather than...
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Five “Hello”s

September 13, 2010
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Five “Hello”s

I was walking through Juk-byeon (줔변), a town relatively close to Bugu, having completed a solid beach run and just killing time window shopping before the next local bus arrived. I had been in this area before, but only in the evening and only briefly on the streets; a few English teachers host a...
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Posted in Japan, South Korea | 1 Comment »

The Pressure to Hear English

November 16, 2009
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The Pressure to Hear English

I take being surrounded by English speakers for granted. I imagine I’d feel completely liberated in one way if I were to return to Japan and begin my life with the Japanese people, but, in a far more accurate way, I’m slowly forgetting what it’s like to be in the language minority (never mind...
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Barefoot Running Progress

November 3, 2009
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Barefoot Running Progress

I finally have a chance to blog on my latest evolution in running: barefoot style. After reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and learning of Barefoot Ted’s Adventures, I decided to shuck the shoes, start at zero mileage, and feel the effects of this natural form of athleticism. My legs still feel a...
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