OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

My experience with Korean seasons is that while it technically has four (five if you include monsoon season), spring and fall don’t last more than two weeks. Up until last week, the skies have been gray and cloudy, the air has been chilly, the trees still bare. Winter is acting like it never got its […]

OOTD: The Art Teacher

OOTD: The Art Teacher

I’ve had plenty of art teachers in my life, and it always puzzled me how normal they looked. They were some of the sweetest, most encouraging, most fun, smartest teachers I’ve ever had, but they looked soooooo NORMAL. Kind of like how fashion designers create all of these colorful, wild, avant-garde pieces for the runway, then […]

OOTD: Make Art, Not War

OOTD: Make Art, Not War

In high fashion, wearable art usually means avant-garde, abstract, “if I have to explain it to you then you’ll never understand” articles of clothing. For me, it literally means, “Did someone draw on your shirt?” Yes. Yes someone did. But not me. And it’s not a drawing OF me, either (my students swear it is. I […]

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our second program of the year is the Intensive Course (IC), which is very similar to our first program, AIC. There are a few differences: the students’ ages and English levels (they are 1-2 years younger); classes offered (the same but with additional Situation Classes: Clinic, Restaurant, Hollywood Studio, etc.); and this year we had […]

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our first program of the year was one of our most intense: Advanced Intensive Course, or AIC. Here is a breakdown of the program: Length: 2 weeks. Students stay overnight. Number of students: 10 per class. 60 students in all (two teachers do not have a homeroom, but have other responsibilities) Student Age: 14-16 (Korean […]

OOTD: Marching into March

OOTD: Marching into March

February was my birthday month. It was definitely a weighty, jam-packed month: the first half was spent teaching one of the most intensive programs of my school year, while the latter was spent traveling in Bali (which was technically a vacation—but have you ever come back from a vacation just EXHAUSTED? As fun as it […]

OOTD: Afritude

OOTD: Afritude

Today’s outfit of the day is short and simple. To wrap up the end of another Black History Month, a mixture of traditional Cameroonian style and contemporary “Western” style called Afritude. Afritude = Africa + ATTITUDE. The style may be Western, but the spirit is all African. Something I think a lot of us third-culture […]

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

NOTE: This is a long, but informative post that is necessary for you to understand a huge part of my life in Korea. There are many levels of ESL jobs abroad. I think a lot of people back home hear that you’re going abroad to teach, particularly in a popular ESL destination like Korea, and […]

Seoul Sites: Cheonggyecheon Stream

Seoul Sites: Cheonggyecheon Stream

If you’re following along with my (very tardy) chronological order of summer events in Seoul with my mom, you know we visited some cool palaces and caught a glimpse of the Blue House. Another site that isn’t too far from the palaces (and is $Free.99) is Cheonggyecheon Stream.  How to Get There: Line 2 (green […]