Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Athletic Day… Korean Style

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 


This week consisted of almost 4 days of sitting on my bored rear end behind my desk twiddling my thumbs due to preparations for Athletic Day, which two of my schools were participating in.  As you’ve probably gathered by now, Korean school activities involve a great amount of pomp and circumstance, where everything has been given great thought, is well choreographed, and much time and energy has been spent making sure everyone knows what they should be doing and how it should be done.  So, ...


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It's only a typhoon for crying out loud...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 

Jordan and I on the bus

So, the week went by without any hitches.  Towards the end of the week, Nina, Jordan, Jonah, and I realized we'd spent every evening together and were also planning on a trip to Daegu over the weekend.  I think it's safe to say, we've all become good friends LOL. 

We celebrated Jordan's birthday in style with lots of drinking on his Korean birth day, a cake from the Paris Baguette, and another round of dinner and beverages on his American birth day :P.  Besides th...


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pics and blog...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 

Daily jog pic....


My students practicing for Athletic Day


River crosswalk has traffic pattern


An earthworm the size of your foot!


Confucian graphic design.. carve AROUND the knot in the wood


Temples


At Hoeryongpo


Gaaaahhhh... NINA!  Come on, girl... LOL


At Cheongryongsa


A thumbnail sized sketch of one of my students

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September 3rd through the 7th…

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 


 


It was another stellar week and weekend in SoKo.  First off, I finally met the rest of the English teachers here in Yecheon.  We ended up going out early in the week and having beer.  Since I am an early riser I didn’t stay out too late, however I stayed long enough to play a drinking game (of which I managed to stay sober LOL) and eat some dhak ddong jib, which is literally chicken anus fried in a spicy blend of peppers and onions.  For those of you curious as to what this tastes lik...


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A SUPER LONG (but awesome) POST....

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, September 2, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 


No Pain… no American friends?

 

Well, at least it may have taken me longer to meet them LOL. 

 

I’m finally feeling more like my normal self.  Though I’m still working through the vertigo crap (thank you Bolivan), I’ve been able to teach all my classes and enjoy my time with my students. 

 

I had an AWESOME day Wednesday!  Heur and I had to go back to the hospital to finish my E-2 paperwork and inquire about getting a Ko-friendly cell phone at the local dealer when the stran...


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Ava Larkin Artist, Sculptor, Singer, Language Freak, Motorcycle Enthusiast, and about everything in between... currently teaching English in South Korea. http://motojezebelle.tumblr.com/