Children’s Day

Today is Children’s Day, a day when Koreans stop work and……..celebrate children, I guess. All the kids get taken out on nice trips by their parents, usually to a theme park or the cinema or for a picnic. As such I shall most likely not be venturing out, because everywhere will be closed or gridlocked. […]

Baseball & Strawberries

Last week I finally got to enjoy that great Korean pastime that they stole from the Americans – baseball. One of the Korean teachers, Maxim, is an avid LG Twins fan, so she took us to their stadium and tried to explain the rules to us. It turns out that the rules of baseball I […]

Art Corner

Earlier this week Maxim-Teacher got her class to draw pictures of me as a present. Here are the results – From Kid's Drawings From Kid's Drawings From Kid's Drawings From Kid's Drawings From Kid's Drawings From Kid's Drawings Needless to say, I was touched.

A Farewell Letter From Betty’s Mum

Dear Jon Hi~ This is Betty’s mommy. Actually, today is the last day of her Kids-club life. Instead of her, I’d like to say good-bye to you. Sorry to say this word because the decision to leave kids club is based on my opinion. Anyway, I’ve never seen such a highest teacher just like you […]

Hands off my childhood, Korea.

When I signed my contract to come to Korea there was a section about not entering into relationships with any of the students. Little did I know that an entirely different type of inappropriate touching would be going on. Specifically, Korea as a whole (or, more accurately, Asia as a whole) buggering my precious childhood […]

The Kids of Kid’s Club Part 6 – Thomas

Name – Thomas Age – 4 Class – Cherry Favourite Phrase – “Yes. No no no no no!” when getting yes and no confused. Favourite Class – Reading Additional Information – Thomas is something of a tragic figure due to being so incredibly smart in a class full of jabbering idiots. He tries his best […]

Holiday Part 2 – Taipei

I have to admit I didn’t get into Taipei feeling hugely positive. I’d just left the best city in the whole world with a really lovely airport and flown into a 60s sweatbox where I was faced with an hour bus ride to Taipei Main Station. The bus ride was made better by the fact […]

Holiday Part 1 – Hong Kong

Shortly after my last entry I boarded my flight on the very cheerful and pleasingly cheap EVA Air to Taipei for a one night stopover on my way to HK. My initial reactions upon arrival in Taipei were, in this order – – Shitty airport– 34 degrees is quite hot for 10pm– Cool 70s Metro […]

Catch up

I’m currently in my flat in Korea, I’ve managed to hijack a neighbours wifi, so I’m gonna post everything I’ve written since I left home and haven’t had a chance to upload yet. 7/5/2009 – Goodbyes I was quite looking forward to saying goodbye to everyone (not because I hate them), but because I’d never […]