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Episode #28: Carry My Purse?

            Carrying purses is one of those things that is quite common in Korea. You will see quite a few Korean men carrying their girlfriend’s purse down the street. Me? Nada. Oh sure, I have no problem holding it while Hyo needs to go do […]

Episode #27: No Pantie Dom

So yeah this was said by one of my silliest students back when I was teaching at a hagwon last year. The song stuck around the school until I left 5 months later SMH. Hyo really got a kick out of the story, and with her prowess for nicknames, “No […]

Meeting the Each Other’s Families

So I was sitting here after work thinking about how we both met each other’s families. One thing that stood out to me were the differences between Western culture and Korean culture when it comes to meeting the parents. In the West, it is pretty common to bring home a […]

Episode #24: Nicknames and Bad Words

When learning a language, swearing words are an interesting thing. It’s different because you didn’t grow up with the stigma of the word being bad, so it doesn’t sound “bad” to you. My students demonstrate this daily. They think all English swearing words are just like regular words and really […]

First Time trying 불닭

  I remember when Hyo first introduced me to 불닭 (bul dak). I wrote about this dish briefly in another post, but didn’t really talk about it. She has introduced me to a lot of new Korean foods that I never tried my previous 2 years in Korea. Going to […]

Episode #9

Yes…I hate going to the dentist. Despite that, my teeth are actually pretty healthy thanks to regular dental visits and braces when I was young. I have never been to the dentist in Korea as I prefer my home dentist, but I haven’t been able to go to my home […]