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Saturday, 29 August 2015


A slow-moving yet emotional short film (11 min.):

(pay attention at the end)

Trunk Monkey Video

Do you remember the "trunk monkey" car ads?

Watch here:

Friday, 28 August 2015

Another Student Shirt

Saturday, 22 August 2015

North Korea's Attacks in the News

English language articles from South Korean newspapers:

Student T-shirt

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Student Presentations

My academy rented space at a public building so that our students could do presentations in a professional setting.

Over the course of two days, students took turns to go onto the stage and--microphone in hand--deliver their presentations.

All went well . . .

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Sanbon Restaurant

There is a restaurant in Sanbon, on the ground floor of the Gunpo Culture & Arts Center, which is quite nice: "Boiled Broccoli".  It has individual shabu-shabu burners (electric) plus a buffet (on the small side but plenty enough and with good variety).

Sunday, 9 August 2015


Part of the homework for several of my classes was to write two jokes in their notebooks,  Here are a few of the jokes:

Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?

A: Because 7 ate 9.

Q: What begins with "t", ends with "t", and is full of t?

A: A teapot

Q: What is different between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?

A: The dead skunk has skid marks before it.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Naksansa: Part 2

More pics:

Naksansa Buddhist Temple: Part 1

Naksansa is a large, expansive Buddhist temple complex located on the northern east coast of South Korea (next to the city of Yang Yang).

The day was hot and many people were there, most of them as sweaty as I was.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Naksan Beach

A few pics of Naksan beach, located on the northern east coast of Korea, around Yang Yang city. Some people think this beach is much better than the over-hyped Busan one: