<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d10613097\x26blogName\x3dif+teaching\x27s+an+art,+then+i\x27m+certai...\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://acanuckinkorea.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_CA\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://acanuckinkorea.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2387638003471865015', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

About

"So I guess this is where I'm supposed to introduce myself. I'm a Canadian male teaching ESL in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This will be my second stint teaching ESL, only this time I'll be teaching at a High School, using my actual teaching experience to use. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me - no question's too small. Take care, and enjoy the ride."

Other Blogs of Note

  • Student in Korea
  • Seoul Man
  • The Daily Kimchi
  • Surviving South Korea
  • Books I'm Reading

  • "Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire" by Niall Ferguson
  • "Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami
  • "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" by Samuel P. Huntington
  • "The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth" by Benjamin M Friedman
  • Navigation

  • Return to the frontpage Journal
  • About the author About
  • Content syndication Subscribe
  • Drop a line or two Contact
  • When in Rome...


    So, even though we're technically in the future compared to North America, I thought I'd take this opportunity to wish everyone who lives in America an early Happy Thanksgiving. Here in the world outside of the mighty-economic-powerhouse that is the USA, we don't necessarily celebrate the same holidays that you do. However, seeing as how the rest of the world seems to think that the mighty USA is the "defacto" promised land, we have to learn about all of the American holidays as if they're our own. So here in Korea, even though we've had a better, longer, more delicious, five-days-off holiday called Chuseok, we get to spend two weeks talking about Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, and the good old "Indians" who helped the poor Pilgrims survive. I politely offered to add the aspect of cannibalism to our lesson as an additional struggle that the Pilgrims had to resort to in order to survive...they white-blanchadly replied "no thanks".
    So from our country to yours, allow me to offer you an early, enjoyable, frantic filled Thanksgiving -so that when the real Thanksgiving comes, you'll be able to enjoy it even more:)

    You can leave your response or bookmark this post to del.icio.us by using the links below.
    Comment | Bookmark | Go to end