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My students don’t believe I live in Korea. They think I...



My students don’t believe I live in Korea. They think I fly to the US every night to sleep.


My students have recently become fascinated with poop....



My students have recently become fascinated with poop. Specifically, me… pooping… They draw pictures of me pooping several times a week. At first, it made me laugh. Now, I don’t know what to think. I hope this a phase they grow out of quickly. Everybody poops, you know.


I’ll call this a “cake room” or 게익방.







While some foreigners call these places “cake cafes,” I hesitate to do that, as there are no beverages for sale. Instead, I’ll call this a “cake room” or 게익방.

Cake rooms are places in Korea you can go to decorate cakes and cupcakes. They are often one large room adorned wall-to-wall with different sprinkles, garnishes, and frosting. Tables are decorated only with rotating cake stands.


I remember pretty vividly the first time I cheated in school. I...





I remember pretty vividly the first time I cheated in school. I was sitting next to a cute blonde haired, blue eyed boy. He had a feminine name like Ashley, but his name wasn’t Ashley. We were learning about Earth in class. I think it was second grade. Most of the page was coloring and it only had one question. He whispered to me, asking the answer. I said I didn’t know.

He said he’d write “yes” as his answer if I wrote “no.” Even though I was young, I remember thinking he was cute, and that I probably would have done anything he asked. I wrote “no” as my answer. I watched him write “yes” as his answer. We both had shit-eating grins on our faces as we turned in our pages to the teacher.


I feel like the meanest teacher in the world when my kids cry. I...



I feel like the meanest teacher in the world when my kids cry. I want to set a precedence by not giving in just because a few tears are spilt. For example, this girl was crying because she wasn’t given a sticker because she didn’t do her homework. I can’t just give out stickers whether kids do their homework or not! Ugh.


I celebrate Easter more in Korea than I do in the States. Back...







I celebrate Easter more in Korea than I do in the States. Back home, I do nothing. Here, in Korea, I make hats for my kids, play games, and give them candy. They love it!


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