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"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."

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  • Two months...and now this? Tuesday, May 06, 2008 |

    Well, I probably should have done this a lot sooner, but, alas, just like a short time ago, you lose track of time, and before you know it, you're saying to yourself "oh, wait, I have a blog....maybe I should post something...."
    So in case anyone had not fully understood why things had dropped off, my contract finished approximately two months ago, after which I moved back home to Canada. What have I been doing in the mean time? Looking for a teaching job (and so too apparently is everyone else...) and not finding one. Unlike most teachers in Korea, I'm actually a certified teacher, and coming back in March, the school year is nearing its final swing, and jobs are in short supply. Its been hard, going from working full-time to pretty much being unemployed, and I got to say, I'd rather be employed, and not just for the money.
    If you're just reading this site for the first time, allow myself to introduce....myself. I (was) a teacher in Korea for almost three years, and what you will find on this site is a rather comical, sometimes boring account of what it was like to teach in Korea from 2005 until 2008, give or take a few months in between. There are (somewhat) funny anecdotes, comical student stories, and just plain simple stuff about what its like living in Korea.
    If you've been reading this site diligently for the past while, in a word, THANKS:) You reading has made it worthwhile for me to keep it up (and apparently, some of you have been somewhat faithful - website counters have me at close to 7000 hits, and considering that this blog started out as a "family-only" idea, its turned into something much bigger than I had ever imagined. Thanks for reading.
    As from here, I don't know exactly what I will be doing . I want to be teaching ,but jobs are hard to come by where I am living now. Who knows, come this fall, I might be teaching somewhere, at which point, maybe I'll start up another blog, only this time it won't likely be as interesting, as it will be from teaching in a Canadian school - who knows, maybe I'll let any of you decide....
    Well, I am off - In closing, I'm tipping my hat off to you, whomever is reading this - it's been a heck of a ride, I must say, and I dare say it will be over. Currently I am in a relationship with a Korean, so who knows, maybe I'll be heading back to teach in Korea in the next few upcoming years....who knows :) As one final send off of gratitude, I'll include a picture, so if you've ever been wondering whose been writing this blog, you'll be able to see - no name, but at least a picture (I'm sure some of you already know my name...) If you want, I'd love to hear any stories from anyone whose been reading this blog - any funny incidents that stick out in your minds?
    Well, I'm finally off. Thanks all, and God bless!