Asian Crush

The Asian ‘girlfriend experience’ in two American movies If we take a look at depictions of Asian women is some famous American films, we can get an idea of how certain ideas and stereotypes have gained a hold in people’s understanding of Asian women. I want to look at two American films that show relationshipsContinue reading “Asian Crush”

Racist Korea

In 2017 I started working in Korea. I was full of excitement to visit the country I had learned so much about. But after living in Korea , I started to notice subtle forms of racism. The classic example that I can give is when I went to a restaurants and was refused entry asContinue reading “Racist Korea”

On getting my first taste of Asian fever

For the first time in my life, I felt that my life had a clear sense of purpose.. I felt there was a clear connection between the spicy heat of pickled cabbage, the green bottles of soju I drank, and Eun-young’s jet black hair, long legs and dazzling crescent moon eyes. My world was good and I loved everything in it.

The real reason people teach English abroad

Say what you will about teaching english abroad, it gets all kinds of comments online. Whatever you think about it, it’s been popular as a way for college students to delay their responsibilities some more, or to experience living abroad. But there’s one reason why so many decide to and teach in South Korea, Japan,Continue reading “The real reason people teach English abroad”

English teaching in Korea

Did you ever think about teaching in South Korea? These days, it’s so popular, I can imagine there is a surplus of teachers and that competition for good positions is dropping. Back in 2016, I was interviewed by the company EPIK, with a view to teaching in 2017. When I failed to be chosen, IContinue reading “English teaching in Korea”

“As pretty as a flower”: My Chuesok experience in Gyeongju

I’m sure most of you will be somewhat familiar with Gyeongju. It gets listed in the itineraries as a place to visit after Seoul and Busan. If you are wondering what Korea was like in the past it’s worth going to Gyeongju to see some beautiful temples and monuments. Getting there Gyeoungju is 80 kmsContinue reading ““As pretty as a flower”: My Chuesok experience in Gyeongju”

Never talk to girls in bars in South Korea

I recently made a startling revelation and it may blow your mind a little bit. I’m going to tell you something that you might not accept: If you want to meet and date girls in South Korea, you can pretty much forget about meeting them in bars. Now this may come as a shock, butContinue reading “Never talk to girls in bars in South Korea”

Ten things I hate about South Korea.

In no particular order: Bars and restaurants One of the worst things is going to restaurants and bars on your own. Koreans have a hatred of doing things on their own. Don’t expect to be welcomed by other Koreans when you go to restaurants as a foreigner, they will completely avoid any interaction with you.Continue reading “Ten things I hate about South Korea.”

Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae

‘Finding the perfect coffee in Jangyu Cafe Street Besides being home to Busan’s International airport , Gimhae has many other things to recommend it as a place to visit. There is the excellent Gaya museum and the tomb of King Suro. For shoppers, there is a large Shinsegae department store and next to the LotteContinue reading “Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae”