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Zen Kimchi’s Dark Side of Seoul Tour!

You can only have so many nights out in Hongdae. We were looking for something unique to do with our friends on a Saturday night in Seoul. We had heard of the ZenKimchi food tours from fellow YouTuber Noe, who also went on the Dark Side of Seoul tour. He enjoyed it, so we decided to go for it! Last time we were in the U.S., we went on a walking ghost tour of my hometown and we enjoyed it a lot! We thought it would be even cooler in a huge city like Seoul. It definitely was!

Joe from Zen Kimchi


How to Make Your EPIK Job Awesome #5 – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!

This is part 5 in a 5 part series about how to make your EPIK job awesome! This final tip is an all-encompassing one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Shake things off. Insert other cliche but true statements here. ;)


How to Make Your EPIK Job AWESOME #2 – Be Prepared for the Unexpected

This is the 2nd post in a 5-part series about how to make your EPIK job awesome! This one is really important. Doing your research into the culture before you come is vital to managing your expectations about the life you will have at your school. In general, but especially in regards to your job, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. While in most situations there’s nothing you can do but accept it, there are a few tips I have to share that may alleviate some of the stress caused by last minute situations that can occur in your school.


How to Make Your EPIK Job Awesome #4 – Participate in Your School

This is the 4th part in a 5 part series about how to make your EPIK job awesome! Being an active participant in your school and having a good relationship with your coteacher(s) is so important. I really can’t stress this enough!


How to Make Your EPIK Job AWESOME #3 – Make Your Office Comfortable

This is the 3rd post in a 5 part series about how to make your EPIK job awesome. This tip is more straightforward but surprisingly causes new teachers a lot of grief, especially if its unexpected. You will be spending a lot of time during the hottest and coldest days of the year sitting at your desk. Here are some tips to help make your office more comfortable!


How to Make Your EPIK Job AWESOME! #1 – Use and Learn Korean Manners

This is my 3rd year of teaching public school – at the same school! I’ve loved my school from Day 1 and I feel so so so amazingly lucky to work here. You hear horror stories about public schools too, not just hagwons, so I basically won the Korean job lottery! Working at the same school has also given me the opportunity to observe and learn a lot more about the way Korean schools are run. Now that I’ve been at this school longer than many of my coworkers, I’ve also been able to compare how teachers treated me in my first year when I had no idea what I was doing, to now, as someone that can converse with them in Korean or English and adheres to Korean manners. This makes new teachers feel comfortable around me, and they see me as another respected staff member and not just “the foreigner”. This is so important in how you feel about your job and your time spent in Korea. I know it has made all the difference to me.


Cherry Blossom Lattes

There are a few things you can rely on being able to find almost anywhere on Earth these days. Wherever you are, it’s a good bet that there is a McDonald’s, and at least one form of Coca Cola. It’s also a good bet that you aren’t too awfully far from a Starbucks. With more than 17,000 stores around the world, it’s pretty easy to find one!

Starbucks has special drinks for different holidays, seasons, and occasions. Some people, let’s call them Starbucks aficionados, really enjoy these things and go as far as to track when each seasonal drink comes out! There are a few that show up every year, but there are also some special drinks that appear for a limited time and then are gone forever.


Five Misconceptions about Korea

Having lived in Korea for roughly four years now, we’ve heard countless questions and comments about the country. Most of them are curious, good natured notions that we’re happy to answer. Some, on the other hand, are strange! Those strange questions usually stem from some misconceptions about what Korea is and what it’s like here. We wanted to dispel some of those myths, so we chose our top five misconceptions about Korea and made a video about them!


Soju in a Juice Box! Taste Test

Alcohol comes in many wonderful forms in Korea, but there’s nothing more Korean than soju! According to the Guardian, soju is now the most popular booze in the world! In honor of this crowning achievement we decided to film a video featuring soju in my favorite form…a juice box! Watch in wonder as we drink hard liquor with a cute pink straw. :)



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Korean Seaweed Pringles Taste Test!

We love trying out new snacks we see in stores in Korea. Most Koreans snacks are sweet, though, and I’m much more of a salty person. Also a lot of Korean snacks tend to be octopus/squid/shrimp flavored, which is just not something my palate is used to, haha.

In the past year we’ve seen so many more western brands entering the korean market and making it on the shelves, although their presence is very inconsistent. (there one day, gone the next!) But there is also a lot of western brands being adopted with a Korean twist. We saw these chips and thought it was a great example of that! We’re all familiar with Pringles, but SEAWEED FLAVOR? No way would that go over well in America. :P Check out the video to see our reactions!! Would you try them? If so, do you think you’d like it?


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