Tag Archives: Rob

Last Friday morning in Korea.

The dawn shines down on my last Friday here on the Peninsula, and after having a few drinks last night, was happy to roll out of bed around 10 this morning. With all the early starts I’ve been having, from rushing to the vet with the rabbit, to carrying boxes to the post office, I [...]

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Updating: Rabbit, looting, academy business.

The plans for transporting Millie is looking good at the moment. Over the 4 or 5 days I’ve been trying to contact my agent in Seoul who will be organizing the rabbits flight and what have you. However each email has been unanswered, and the few times I have called was followed with a ‘I’ve [...]

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Field trip to Gyeongju National Museum.

Last Saturday was my third, and final, field trip with the academy. As with last winter, we again decided to go to Gyeongju Museum, and even though most of the teachers and students had been before, we’re all fairly happy to go on another visit. The other 2 sister academies weren’t going this year, for [...]

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Packing nearly finished. Going to Gyeongju Museum. Lunch out.

I’m happy to say there is now ‘white space’ in my apartment. I complained the other day that despite the endless packing and shipping of boxes to Beijing with our stuff, the apartment still looks a little full, but it all seems to have made a difference now. For the most part, we’re now fully [...]

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Everybody is feeling a little under the weather.

I have to admit I’m pretty happy it’s Friday. What a busy week it’s been, starting with the dramas of my co-worker, Kris, notifying us that he had contracted swine flu. Rob, my other co-worker, also had (has) a bad flu which carries all the tell-tale signs of swine flu, but was not have  a [...]

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Yeah… I don't feel like chatting.

Over the last 6 or so weeks, the academy has acquired a handful of new Korean teachers. It’s part of an overhaul that academy is undertaking to focus a little more on the older students, where grammar is considered a lot more important that saying words correctly. While I appreciate the importance of grammar, I [...]

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I'm not being paranoid… am I?

Note: This post was written Sunday night. As I mentioned last Monday, one of our teachers at the school had contracted swine flu. Now I wasn’t 100% sure that she had actually gone to the hospital and had this confirmed by a doctor, but apparently, according to one of my co-workers, she had. The only [...]

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2009 Halloween Party.

So Halloween has come and gone and all the preparation time we spend on it certainly paid off as both us, the teachers, and the students, had an awesome day. Last Thursday we spent about 3 hours decorating both Miranda’s and my room, as well as the hallway between the classes. The scare room took [...]

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A busy weekend and coming week.

Well, it’s going to be an extremely hectic and fun week. Over the weekend we started on our Halloween decorations for the academy Halloween party. Kris, Miranda, and Rob came over and, along with Em, made some paper and felt cutout decorations. I worked on my paper mache head which, wasn’t half as fun as [...]

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Halloween Party planning.

The Halloween party is now only a week away but preparations are well on their way to ensure it’ll be the best Halloween party I’ll have here in Korea. My first three Halloween parties in Andong were very memorable, although I was saddened to see the enthusiasm for them diminish during the three years I [...]

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