Articles By: Shannon Chalfant

Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

Open classes are when the parents of the kindergarten students come to school  and sit in on classes while you teach. Korean parents pay a lot of money to send their kids to the elite school I work at, and so they are very demanding and meticulous on the things we teach and how we […]

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Beomeosa

Beomeosa

Teaching tiny tots all day makes me feel like there is a film of snot and sticky glue all over my body. I headed for the shower, and by shower, I mean the hose that hangs over my sink. While showering, I had a revelation of sorts; I realized that I have been in South […]

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Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

When you move across the world for a long period of time, inevitably you are going to learn some things both about yourself and about life in general. For example, before I moved to South Korea, I never realized how long a single tube of toothpaste lasts when it’s only you who is using it. […]

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My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

We would have to head far out into the country where it smelled like cow pies. Near the brewery was a temple. The plan was to hit up the temple to pay our respects to our Buddha Bear (…if you will) and then continue on the path to beer bliss. The temple was beautiful as […]

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