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My husband moved to Korea to teach English about 10 years ago. His boss picked him up from the bus station and promptly brought him to the school where Stephen would be teaching all the little darlings. First day off the plane ended up being his first day of work. If you have worked in Korea before, you know this is not out of the ordinary.

The world went into panic mode when the media released news of the Ebola virus. Spreading rapidly through parts of Africa within months and eventually making its way internationally, the Ebola virus poses a serious threat to those who come into contact with anyone infected.

Orientalism is a way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates and distorts differences of Middle Eastern peoples and cultures as compared to that of Europe and the U.S. (West).

I hope to help anyone reading this to overcome any prejudices they may have about the Middle East or answer any questions they may have about it.

Hello All! Or should I write "Bonjour à tous"? ;)

Exciting news to share: My NYE 2015 will be experienced in Paris!

I've noted before what I hope to accomplish with these NYE trips: http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2013-12-new-city-new-people-a-hu...

Prior to recruiting ESL teachers to teach overseas, I was an ESL teacher myself. I spent four years teaching abroad in Korea, and a year and a half teaching in Brazil and traveling across South America. During my time overseas, I met a number of expats who did time in foreign prisons.

First things first: Who am I?

This is something that I've been trying to figure out for ages simply because my identity keeps evolving... But, for the sake of getting to know one another, I will describe myself as I am up until this point.

I would be a big, fat liar if I said that TESOLers who blow their money drive me bonkers. In reality, I know how exhilarating it can be to spend all that shiny, new cash we make from teaching on clothes, dining out, drinks, and whatever else suits our fancies. Spending money is fun, but what I've come to realize, is that saving money is oh-so-much-more gratifying.

I'm still in the thick of career decisions, and so I thought a slightly different post could be made here this time.

Here are the unedited notes from my language practice today with Ji-Eun and Su-Jeong. We discussed a bit, and they permitted me to share such here. For those who do not read Korean, maybe this will inspire you to pick it up a bit. :)

Cheers!

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