I’ve been very fortunate in that in my office, we have our own personal heater/air conditioner. My main coteacher and I keep it at whatever temperature we want, and the principal never comes to our office. If he did, I’m sure he would tell us to turn it off.
However, the classrooms are a different story. I’m not sure what the schedule is, but the heat randomly comes on in the winter for maybe an hour or two, and then it is cut off. Summer is slightly better because there are fans in the classrooms, but it’s basically the same. The excuse I was given when I asked why it is not turned on often was as above in the comic. I call BS!
The Seoul Metro is one of my favorite things about living in Korea (especially coming from Detroit where public transport is virtually non existent), so I decided to make a simple graphic on the 19 subway lines, their length, and the year they opened. It was pretty interesting researching when each line opened and seeing how fast and how big the system has become since Line 1 opened.
I actually hate Line 1 the most as I can usually never sit down, and it always seems to be the most crowded line that I take. I live in Incheon now, so I frequent Incheon Line 1. Incheon Line 2 is being built right now which should open in 2014. Click on the graphic for a closer look.
Which lines are your favorite and which ones do you take the most often?
This is just how I’ve come to experience the weather since living here. Some people love it, some people hate it. Korea’s weather is pretty similar to my hometown of Detroit, except for the humidity. We can get humid days back in Detroit, but every few days, usually a few storms and a cold front will come through and give us relief for a couple of days.
Here, the humidity basically stays until fall so there is no relief.
Fall is beautiful, and winter is pretty similar to back home as well but I think it feels colder since I walk more here. Also the icy sidewalks are like slippery death traps on which I have fallen many times.
Yes…this is completely true. I’ve adapted pretty easily to life here. Some people have had different experiences, but I’ve been cool. It was an adjustment of course, and I still get irked because of cultural differences, BUT ALL I WANT IS SOME DAMN REESE’S CUPS…on a consistent basis. Actually I prefer the new Reese’s XL Bar, but seriously, get on it Korea. I’m pretty sure eating Reese’s Cups several times a week would improve my quality of life here x100.