Today is the day I take the plane back to Canada. I’m currently waiting to board the plane. Finally, I can return home. I’m relieved and excited to be able to go home, but i’m leaving with a heavy heart. I will miss this country, and my students. It is the first time in my… Continue reading Stop counting
Yesterday was my last day at work. It was tough to say goodbye to 6 classes that I completely love, but luckily, I received a lot of love and adorable notes from them. 5 out of my 6 classes had tests, so I gave each student a piece of paper to draw or write me… Continue reading Saying goodbye to my children 
Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my Tuesday/Thursday classes. First I went to my phonics class, which started after Christmas. I didn’t have time to get too close to them, so saying goodbye wasn’t hard. After that, I went to my pre-school class. The Korean teacher before me had just told them that I… Continue reading Saying goodbye to my children
I will not miss Ondol heating. If you are not familiar with this, Ondol heating is basically heating in the floor. In Korea, they don’t have vents or heaters like we do in Canada, they have these tubes under the floor that provide heating to the rooms of an apartment , but not in the… Continue reading I will not miss 
15 more days before I take the plane home. It is starting to hit me. This week I have been telling all my students that I am leaving at the end of the month, and I keep reminding them of how many classes we have left together. It makes me extremely sad that I will… Continue reading 15 days
One of the places I always wanted to visit was the Bukchon Hanok village in Seoul. When I lived here back in 2014, I never got the chance to visit it, so this year I thought I would bring my mom along for a day of walking in the freezing but beautiful scenery. I didn’t film much because my fingers were killing me and I forgot to bring gloves, but this is what I captured. It’s a short video, and to be honest it doesn’t do justice to the beauty of these ancient style houses. If you are ever in Seoul, I suggest stopping by. It’s right off of Anguk Station and it’s really easy to find. It’s a regular neighbourhood where people live, so there is no fee to enter. It was pretty quiet when we were there, and I didn’t hesitate going into small alleys to try and find the best views and secrets of the area. We spent a full afternoon walking around, and it was completely worth it. I wish it had been warmer because it would definitely be a hot spot to take pictures.
I will miss the coffee chain: Latte King. First of all, their coffee shops are cozy and very industrial looking. They’re usually small, with just enough natural light coming in. On the wall, on the cups, on the tables, everywhere are drawings of cats. It’s perfect. There is a wall full of empty paper cups with… Continue reading I will miss