In Busan: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom season this year was pretty short because it rained the week after the flowers had blossomed, so we only got about less than three weeks to appreciate everything. Because of corona, the widely popular Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival was cancelled. Many other cherry blossom festivals around Korea were cancelled as well. Of course,…

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Lately I’ve been reading a bit more than I have in the past year and a half and I’m excited about it! I’ve recently spent a bit more time on booktube again and I saw this “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag” circulating around. Not sure if I’ll make an actual Youtube video about this,…

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Faces at The Bottom of the Well

“Black people are the magical faces at the bottom of society’s well. Even the poorest whites, those who must live their lives only a few levels above, gain their self esteem by gazing down on us. Surely, they must know that their deliverance depends on letting down their ropes. Only by working together is escape…

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In Busan: Hayden Sincere

Early in January, my friend and I decided one Saturday to go to a cafe after we did our medical tests for our renewal for EPIK. Well, she was planning to go and I just invited myself along. The cafe itself is kind of nestled up in the woods in this tiny little area. I…

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In Busan: Songdo Beach

There are five main beaches in Busan (Haeundae, Songjeong, Songdo, Dadaepo and Gwangalli) and before December, I had visited 4 of them. Songdo Beach had been on my list for awhile but for some reason I never went. Although beaches are really the same anywhere you go, I really wanted to take the cable car…

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A Day in Changwon

Given that the Coronavirus has taken hold of everywhere in the world more strongly than first thought, so many people are confined to their homes. In Korea, we were never under a lockdown notice. However, as mentioned in my last post “Solo Trip to Gangneung” I’m a teacher and since it’s advised public officials don’t…

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Learning Korean

I’ve been learning Korean very, very slowly over the past few years. I learned Hangul years back when I first started watching Korean dramas. That was the easiest part of learning Korean. Recognizing the characters and learning to write only took about one hour. I built up my reading by frequently reading Korean webtoons or…

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