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Tongdosa Discoveries

  After my first week of teaching, Lanny took me on a surprise trip to Tongdosa (Tongdo temple). It happened like this: on the way back from school (she drove me, because she’s an angel), Lanny casually asked me if I had ever been to Tongdosa. Being a newbie, I […]

Orientation Novella

My first time waking up in Korea, the jet lag was compensated by the incredible view out my dorm room window: mountains, a distant “city” (we found out why city is in brackets later), and exotic plants. What more could we ask for? Well, a few things as we came […]

From Toronto to Teacher

One very dark and early morning in August, I loaded up 2 overweight pieces of luggage and one way bigger than standard sized carry-on into the back of my mom’s Mazda 5 and bid adieu to childhood home. Having graduated university in June, I was more than ready to embark […]

A Canuck Goes Abroad

One very dark and early morning in August, I loaded up 2 overweight pieces of luggage and one way bigger than standard sized carry-on into the back of my mom’s Mazda 5 and bid adieu to childhood home. Having graduated university in June, I was more than ready to embark […]