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Photos: Yongwansan

Thursday, 13 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Hike Behind my Apt
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Photos: Bit of Bijindo

Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

An island in the sun
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Tags: bijindo, esl korea, korea, tongyoung


Bijindo: An Island in the Sun

Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [2336] | Comments [3]

Oh my gosh!   What does a girl pack for an over night stay on a far away island anyways?   When this question hit me last Saturday afternoon … I had 2 hours to shower, pack, pick up food, drink, batteries and sunscreen at Lotte mart and than ... Read more >

Tags: beach, south korea, tongyoung


Children's Day

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | Views [507]

Hansando is the largest island off the coast of TongYeoung.   You have to take the ferry there but it is big enough that you an bring your car with you.   There are small villiages all over the island and even a school.   It only takes about twenty ... Read more >

Tags: hansando, islands, south korea, tongyoung, yi sun-sin


Photos: Sports day at ChungMu Joong Hakkeeeeyyoo

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Sports day at my all boys middle school was awesome!
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Photos: Goseong Dinosaur Park

Sunday, 2 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

About 30 mins from TongYoung in a National Park
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Tags: goseong


On Default

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [418] | Comments [3]

Bless you times a million… Every time someone sneezes I want to bless them.   It is simply out of habit.   Every time someone sneezes I feel impolite I didn’t bless them.   Every time I sneeze I am upset that no one blesses me.   Really the whole ... Read more >


Yellow Dust

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [947]

            Since I got here people have been telling me about the Yellow dust.   Apparently, in March this year, the Korean Weather Agency measured the highest amount of Yellow Dust since they have started measuring.   Keep in mind that could ... Read more >

Tags: korea, pollution, tongyoung, yellow dust, yellow sand


Photos: Mireksan Mt

Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Hike with Teachers and other random photos
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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | Views [634]

Last week was very nice.  It was midterms at my main school and so Thursday and Friday I didn ’ t have to teach.  I had to come to school anyways, but they wouldn ’ t have me helping administer the tests because I would be too much of ... Read more >

Tags: esl in korea, korean mountain, mireuksan, south korea, tongyoung


A Good Morning

Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | Views [366] | Comments [1]

            This morning I was lucky.   I went to my normal corner to catch a taxi to school.   I saw one and flagged it down.   As it got closer, I noticed that the windows were very tinted and that there were people in the back seat.   Immediately ... Read more >


The Jelly Rolled Away

Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | Views [373] | Comments [1]

This weekend, in Tongyeong, there were two grand openings of electronic stores or something like that.   They sell stereos, TVs, blenders, cell phones, you know, that kind of stuff.   But a grand opening of a store, is a big event here, similar to ... Read more >


"If you smile at me....

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010 | Views [255]

...I will understand, cause that is something everybody, everywhere, does in the same language."  -CSN


Photos: Just Tongyeong Again

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

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"The Journey of 1000 miles...

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [263]

...begins with one step." -Lao-Tzu Today I only had to tell the taxi cab driver once, in Korean, to take me to ChungMu Middle school … and he understood!! Whoooooo!!!  And I can write my name in Korean now! ... Read more >


At the Drop of a Hat

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [527] | Comments [2]

One would think, as a teacher, I get up get ready and go to school … simple as that right?   Then I have a schedule that I follow and it is easy, organized, neat and clean.  Nope, never, not once yet.   Everyday ... Read more >

Tags: south korea, teaching in korea, tongyeong


Lunch Menu

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [341]

School lunch!!!  -Rice with black beans (Oh brings me back to Jamaica) -Green stuff, like leeks almost, with sesame seeds -Kimchi made with radish instead of cabbage. -Fish something which was gross but everyone else ’ ... Read more >

Tags: korean food, lunch in korea, sausage soup, spicy food, teaching in korea


Language Barries: For Better or For Worse?

Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | Views [916] | Comments [3]

So it is now twice that I have encountered some individualized racism here in Tong Yeong.   It is rural city and has very traditional roots compared to the larger cities but I suppose this happens there too.    It is a tough thing to process in one’s ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, language barrier, racisim, rural south korea, south korea, tong yeong, tongyeong, woman traveler


Geoje Island

Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Views [1525] | Comments [1]

So the plan was to go to the Odeo Gardens, just off the coast of Geoje Island...however, when we got to the ferry terminal (one building, two boats), it was closed since it was a bit too windy.  So we found a waterfall instead.  The drive was wicked ... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, geoje, geoje island, koje island, south korea, south korean islands, swan boats, waterfall


Photos: Geoje Island

Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Sunday Funday in Korea
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