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”

Flight attendants

=Do you like flying? Although most people hate it, I think there are a number of reasons to love it. Apart from being the fastest way to travel, allowing us to get across the globe in less than 24 hours, it’s very cheap, probably the cheapest per mile of any transport. But for me theContinue reading “Flight attendants”

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.”

Sexless Korea

Is it possible that I got it wrong about Korea? Specifically, that it’s really easy to get with women if you’re white? Whilst there are those who would say otherwise, here are a few reasons why it’s actually hard, really hard, to get even a date here as a foreign male. The culture is totallyContinue reading “Sexless Korea”

1st Birth control advert showed in Korean cinema

You might have noticed if you had visited the cinema last month that there was one advert that stood out from the rest, which was shown before the main features of several major films in Korean theaters. Nestled between familiar commercials for Maxim coffee and insurance companies was a short clip for a company calledContinue reading “1st Birth control advert showed in Korean cinema”

1st month in Busan

Actually its already been longer than a month since I moved out here from England, but only a month since I have actually been working. Rewind: I made the move out here to work for a Hagwon (teaching adults English) because I wanted to see the real Korea, and live in a foreign country. IContinue reading “1st month in Busan”

My Korean adventure

All of the admin and paperwork is really taking its toll. Actually I applied twice to Korean  companies last year. EPIK is the official company which finds positions for EFL teachers in Korea. Their form is more than twenty pages long, and it’s notorious for me of the questions asked. For example, it asks howContinue reading “My Korean adventure”