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What is a contract?

This month in Groove we address what a contract is and come common misconceptions regarding contracts.  Thanks to Anita for her edits and Craig for the illustrations (check the link.)  Reprinted below:  


No Room to Grow

While talking with one of my brightest students about her high school and college and job plans, her hopes and dreams, I told her to just find the thing that makes her happy, and try to do that as a job. She looked a me for a moment, a look of confusion on her face before saying:

"I don't have that."

In our whole conversation about job goals, I never once heard any hint of what she would enjoy doing. I know what her dad wants her to do, what her teachers want her to do, and she certainly knows which jobs are most difficult to get and which pay the most. But apparently there's nothing she loves to do.

This makes me really sad.

I know it's rather old hat to complain about the harshness of the Korean school system, but I'm going to jump right in regardless. These are the things I witness on a daily basis. This is the stuff I talk with my students about. I don't know how to fix it, but I can at least give a view from the inside.

Marmot’s Hole Podcast: Kaesong Closure & Conan O’Brien

Robert Koehler joins Chance Dorland to discuss the recent closure of the Kaesong Industrial Complex & late night TV icon Conan O’Brien’s trip to South Korea.

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Pimple-Fighting Asian Products

Breakouts.


Best Spring Korean Festivals in 2016

Spring is a great time of the year to explore Korea. The weather is warm and usually dry, and there are many Korean festivals to enjoy. That isn’t to say that the other three seasons don’t have any festivals. There are ice fishing festivals in winter, and many different festivals in fall, but some of the best festivals of the year are in spring. Here are some of the Korean festivals that you can visit during the springtime.

*Can’t read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 60 minutes!

 


How I got my first job in Korea

 

When was the last time you did something for the first time?  If it’s been so long that you can’t remember, I would consider that an issue.  In August of 2014 I found that I was asking myself that same question over and over again.  I took every possible opportunity to go try something new.  I took a card-sewing class (yes, you read that right), a brew-master’s tour, adult ballet (and barre) classes, did a scotch-tasting (okay, that one wasn’t quite so new), a Ukranian egg-decorating class (yep – wax, dip, and dye over and over again), and I dined in the dark at a restaurant where all the servers were blind.  We had scheduled axe-throwing and stand-up comedy classes, but ultimately I was just too busy with such an extremely demanding job.


5 Best Korean Drinks That Will Save You From a Massive Hangover

alcohol-428392_1920Are you suffering from a massive hangover after drinking soju and poktanju in South Korea?

Then, here are 5 Korean products to both prevent and cure a hangover. You can easily buy these recovery drinks in convenience stores (most of them run 24/7) and pharmacy. So memorize at least one of the names below just in case! ;)20137173493_0c375a0b82_z (httpwww.flickr.comphotos34147534@N0620137173493)


Hiking Seokbulsa


 

This trail will begin to go downhill, and you’ll go down stairs, across a small stream, and probably more stairs. Follow it for no more than 10 minutes.Went out to the temple, Seokbulsa (석불사). Admittedly, this is not easy to find or to hike to. I got my directions from Meet You In Korea -but still had to ask at least half a dozen random hikers for clarification.

This is the information from about the temple from their site:


Valentine's Day Korean Lunch Box

 
 
Nothing says "I love you" like a lunch box full of rice hearts. Watch our tutorial to make the happiest lunch ever. Happy Valentine's Day!

   See detailed recipe here.



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