Between 2010 and 2014 I left Canada to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. I returned to Canada in 2014 after three months of touring Southeast Asia. Here’s why I’m going back to this part of the world that I can’t get out of my head.
My students never fail to make me laugh. Their brains run off in often mysterious directions. So when it came time to study the classic (but rather dry) Frog and Toad All Year, I turned pictures from the book into comic strip for them to caption. Here’s what they came up with.
A surly doll glowers at customers at a cafe in Samcheong, Seoul, South Korea. Samcheong is one of Seoul’s most popular districts where traditional hanok houses collide with european and ultramodernist architecture.
There’s a lot of pointless viral media out there, and a disproportionate amount seems to revolve around cats. But there’s one image that you really should see; it will very likely change the way you perceive our planet.
It’s always interesting to watch traditional cultural performances, but when it’s kids performing, it’s twice as impressive. These fourth grade students from Seoul really know how to get a crowd riled up.
Last weekend we visited the 2013 Andong International Maskdance festival, a brilliant display of color, movement, and sound. The festival continues until this Sunday.
10 Magazine is reporting that a fire broke out early this morning in Itaewon, Seoul’s infamous international district. There are no reported injuries, but approximately one block of the main street has been destroyed.
Teaching students in Asia is an amazing experience. They’re intelligent, dedicated, and hard working. Until after lunch time, when you’d think a full moon had just risen.