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Where does the time go? I’m sitting exactly three months and 13 days away from the final date of my teaching contract in South Korea. Remember when I’d only just arrived? It feels like a lifetime ago that I was barely three months in. I didn’t know what Udon Noodle soup was or how to …

This one’s for the ladies out there! (I mean, unless you boys like to get your nails done too, which is obviously totally cool). So it’s finally April, and I decided that I wanted to get some fresh spring nails done to make me feel, well, fresh for spring. Confession time: the truth is that two …

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph featuring the portrait of a person that made me think. Sometimes they’re about capturing a moment, other times they’re about the story within. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. Have you ever noticed how older people often hang out in public places alone? Like when I’m walking …

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that winter has been a bit of a Debbie Downer since before Christmas. It’s hard finding ways to stay motivated to leave the house. There is, however, one thing that always gets me up and moving… and that’s the prospect of yummy Korean food! I know, I’m a bit …

I’m not sure if I’m built for this thing called ‘winter.’ I’ve been snuggling under my coat and wearing millions of layers since November, and I fear I’ve suffered from a mild case of seasonal depression (nothing a glass of wine can’t fix, of course). I’ve gone as far as spending multiple weekends locked up …

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph taken by myself or Jerry Bauer featuring a portrait that meant something to us at the time. Sometimes they’re enlightening, simple, or just meant to capture the moment. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. I’ve learned that one of my favorite things about traveling is walking …

Today’s post is written for the Reach To Teach, Teach Abroad, Blog Carnival. I’ll be participating in their monthly series focused on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers from all over the world. You can catch it here on the 5th of every month. The host for February is Sharon Couzens from TEFL Tips. You …