My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

Today is my first day back at school and it’s one thing – awful.  No more crammed metro rides, no more hostel showers and shared bedrooms, no more walking around for 8 hours a day.  A ‘normal’ person might be happy to get back to the comforts of home, but not me.  All of those […]

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Losing A Legend

Although I’m in China, today was a sad day for me. I got a message from my sister asking me to call home. She said she had a bit of bad news. I couldn’t imagine what it could be. She told me our close family friend Patrick McComick has passed away. His wife went out […]

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OMG we’re in China!!!

I’m writing this post on the high speed train traveling from Shanghai to Beijing traveling at 301kilometers per hour. Pretty crazy. We (myself and three other friends that are also teaching in Korea) arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday and spent five days sightseeing, getting into and out of sticky situations and partying China/hostel style. Fun […]

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Becoming an Irish Citizen (!!!)

Some of you know and some of you don’t that for the past 10 months I have been going through the process of obtaining dual Irish citizenship. For years, my father has been pushing – strike that, nagging – my siblings and myself to follow out the process of claiming our entitled Irish dual citizenship. […]

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End of the semester!

Today was the last day of the first semester of the Korean 2012 – 2013 school year.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been here for five months and am halfway done (more or less).  Our relaxed day went like this:  come into school, play on the internet, paint our nails (the teachers have […]

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EPIK Orientation – What to expect!

I’ve been meaning to write this post since I got to Busan but time seems to slip away, but with the new EPIK crew arriving shortly now seems like a perfect time.  So for those newby’s, here’s what to expect aka all the things I wish I had known before I came to Korea. EPIK […]

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Jeju Island … The Hawaii of Korea

This past weekend I took an hour long flight from Busan Gimpo airport to Jeju International Airport for a short weekend trip of the island known to many as the “Hawaii of Korea”.  Albeit for a short trip, we were able to see and do plenty on this tiny island.  Here are some of my […]

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Born and raised in the township neighboring the city limits of Philadelphia, I’ve grown up immersed in this wonderful city.  Here are 10 Things I <3 About Philadelphia: Cheesesteaks. Cheesesteaks. CHEESESTEAKS.  It’s no surprise that cheesesteaks is number one on my list.  Being born and raised in a township bordering Philadelphia I have been brought […]

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Open Class? Maybe.

My latest nightmare has been my ever-looming ‘open class’.  I was told about a month ago that I would need to hold an ‘open class’ – a designated class for the viewing pleasure of the Principal, Vice Principal, parents and other teachers.  I originally thought easy-peasy – I hardly do anything on a regular basis […]

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A Quarterlife Crisis?

Yesterday I read an article that a friend recommended to me.  It started out like this… Welcome to Your Quarterlife Crisis You can’t make any decisions because you don’t know what you want. And you don’t know what you want because you don’t know who you are. And you don’t know who you are because you’re […]

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