Sunday, January 21, 2007


I added some pictures from camp on the right. I have to warn you, the Korean kids are way cuter than white kids so don't disown your boring children after you look at the gallery.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fan death...

Koreans believe that a person may die if they are in a room with an electric fan running and all of the windows and doors are closed.

They call it "fan death."

One of my fellow English teachers (an American, not a Korean) told me about this and I didn't really believe him so today I asked one of my Korean co-teachers. Once she understood what I was talking about she told me "It is real" and dismissed everything I said so I stopped arguing about it.

This is by far the strangest thing I have learned about Korean culture so far.

Fan death.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Curious George...

I always liked Curious George so when I saw one of those books at camp I snatched it to read to my kids as a bedtime story. Look at this.


I wonder if there's a Curious George story where he stumbles upon a bottle of soju. That would be interesting.


I just got back from a 15 day English camp. It was an hour outside of Seoul in the middle of nowhere. We couldn't even find a bar the one time we looked.

Anyway, I spent the last two weeks teaching everyday and I'm totally exhausted. About two days ago I started getting sick. This "sickness" was like nothing I've ever experienced before. I didn't have a cold, cough, sore throat, the shits... none of that stuff.

I had a mild headache and bad stomach along with the rest of my body aching. It felt like I spent a week getting punched all over my body. I think it was probably exhaustion. I spent nearly 20 hours sleeping yesterday and I still feel tired today.

I'll give the camp details when I get some energy but right now I'm gonna go sleep... again...