Month: March 2012

TGIF and 36 days..

until my last day of school!  Then my 4 month vacation can begin! My vacation begins with a 5 week trip home.  And after a lot of consideration, I’ve decided not to take Nola with me for several reasons.  She’d have to endure being crated for at least 18 hours.  In cargo.  And Korean Air

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“Diet Yoga”

This is the name of the yoga class offered at my yoga studio.  First of all, what an awful name.  “Diet yoga.”  Vinyasa yoga?  yea.  Bikram yoga?  yes.  Hatha yoga?  yea.  Diet yoga?  no.  It’s not a type of yoga and it’s most definitely Konglish.  (I’ve noticed that many things in Korea that are supposed

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3.5 week update

It’s been about 3 1/2 weeks since I started my new migraine-free regimen.  So far: 126 needles, needled 39 pouches of that “tea”/Chinese medicine, consumed 10 hot yoga classes, embraced 0 alcoholic beverages consumed and 0 fried foods eaten (as per Chinese tea instructs) Results: Previous weeks (before starting regimen):  3-5 awful migraines a week!

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testing, testing… 123

Isn’t it kinda funny/strange how Korean teachers commonly use microphones for teaching class?  When I first saw my co-teacher show up to class with a mic in hand and a mini speaker strapped around her body, I laughed.  It is pretty comical looking. Today this is me.  With every syllable I speak, my throat burns

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It’s cheaper in Korea to…

There are a few things I’ve learned are a lot cheaper in Korea than in the States.  One of those things are eyelash extensions.  In Korean:  속눈썹 연장 US-  I did online researching and found that prices usually start from $125-$400! Korea- Most salons will charge around 50,000+ won but I got mine done for 30,000

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What is it about Pizza?

It will always be one of my favorite foods.  When I feel down, like I did this weekend, I usually crave pizza.  Because it just tastes and feels good.  The way in which you eat pizza is partially why I love it so much.  Picking up my food with my hands and taking a giant

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In the ESL Classroom- What (I think) is Hot Now

After a few years of teaching at a public middle school, I’ve found that the best way to create a captivating class is to use the textbook material in a new, updated and relatable way.  The best ways I found to do this were through: A) Pictures-  More particularly gifs.  My students love gifs.  Of

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In the ESL Classroom- “Any volunteers?”

If you’re an ESL teacher at a public school, like me, then you’ve probably been in this situation. The textbook has dialogues that the students are supposed to practice speaking.  And we all know how much they hate speaking.  I’ve found, though, that they are much more willing to speak in unison as a class

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iHerb, iLike

A while ago I found this website, iherb, which has a bazillion natural and healthy foods and products AND they ship to Korea.  You can purchase almost everything you would otherwise pick up at Whole Foods (with an exception of anything fresh or frozen).  The prices are great and are most likely the same or

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Eating Alone vs Eating with Others

Eating alone makes me eat approximately 9 times faster and twice as much.  A regular 25 minute meal becomes 3 minutes and the portions double.  That’s a lot going on in a short 3 minutes.  How did my dinner become a race?  A race against the clock.  It’s like I’m playing the game of ‘Hungry

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