Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea

I mention on the front page that the most popular posts listed there are "not necessarily an indication of inherent quality", and it's true. For the most part, people search the web for information on a specific topic, and the popular posts are a reflection of which articles on this site google thinks are a good fit for those sorts of queries.

If, however, you have some time and would like to read some hopefully entertaining and interesting stuff by me, then these are the posts I am most happy with.

 
 
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Dec
09
2014
Performing Oh Mi-Oh and Ju Ri-Hyeon for radio

❧  The tragedy of Oh Mi-Oh and Ju Ri-Hyeon 

My adventures in attempting to stage a production of Romeo and Juliet with Korean middle school kids at my university’s Winter English Camp.
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Jan
31
2014
soju girl

❧  A trip to a hostess bar 

Korean hostess bars are places where you are served drinks by attractive girls who will flirt with you. This is about a time I went to such a place with a good Korean friend, KH.
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Jun
22
2013

❧  On fear, travel, and coming to Korea 

The fear of travel, and of the unknown – why I first came to Korea, and the two best pieces of advice I ever received for how to travel well.
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Mar
29
2013
Wonderfull SamCheok

❧  English slogans of Korean cities: the complete list 

An almost exhaustive list of the English language slogans of Korean cities – from Fantasia Bucheon to Just Sangju.
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Mar
02
2013
Apple sketch

❧  Apple, or, Slight rebellion off 근거리 

A long story about an extended attempt to avoid desk-warming, an apple, and a beautiful Korean art-student.
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Feb
08
2013
Korean study notes

❧  10 ways to learn Korean, and how I went with them 

Ten methods I have used in studying Korean, from Rosetta Stone to watching Korean dramas, and everything in between.
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Jan
26
2013
This is the only picture I have of Yeti

❧  Remembering Yeti 

The story of Yeti, a troubled kid with a strange English name who was one of the best and most memorable students I have met in Korea.
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Aug
28
2012
Goodbye message from a student

❧  Saying goodbye to my school 

I will soon start a new job teaching at a tiny elementary school in Gyeonggi-do. This is about saying goodbye to the teachers and students at my old school.
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Aug
12
2012
Woobang Land tagada

❧  Tagada rides of Korea 

Korea’s love-affair with the tagada, also known as the taga disco or tambourine ride, a hilariously dangerous amusement park ride.
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Mar
01
2012
A photo I took after school one day. There was a fire next door and the smoke made the light amazing.

❧  Bullying in Korean schools and wangtta (왕따) 

Why bullying is such an issue in Korean schools – the phenomenon of wangtta, the Daegu suicide case, and my experiences trying to teach a wangtta.