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A relaxing vacation...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, February 1, 2013, In : Travels in South Korea 

Jordan and I eating ribs with Seo Yun and Jeyong in Andong

School is soon to resume, which I'm looking forward to.  My vacation was relaxing and fairly uneventful, which as many of you know, is not a good way for me to function.  And, in fact, makes me feel like I'm about to crawl out of my skin.  So, the gym and a couple forays into uncharted cooking territories along with the purchase of some much needed new workout clothes and shoes helped ease my temporary feelings of discontent.  This wee...
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English Camp x2, Winter Break, and Christmas Dinner with Friends

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

So, English Camp was rescheduled for the following week, which turned out to be great!  We had a lot of fun baking cookies and decorating them, and the students got to watch the Nightmare Before Christmas, which is a classic (as far as I'm concerned).  




 The school board of Yecheon-Eup issued a ton of money to the elementary schools and demanded they use it for another English Camp, so this saw me scrambling last minute to come up with another lesson plan.  Unfortunately, this time no one took...

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Korea Japanese American Guam style

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, November 23, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 

 Confused much?  Cuz I am LOL.  Actually, my Korean friend Mr. Choi asked to go out on another date and so, we rounded up Jeyong (One of my Korean male friends that speaks great English and I hang out with all the time) and Lee (my soju drinking buddy/partner in crime/sister in another life) and headed for Andong.  As most of you know I have a love for speed and things that go fast.  So, having been moseying around the countryside at speeds that would make my grandma wanna pull out her shotgu...
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Chuseok Traditional Drum Dance in Hahoi

Posted by Ava Larkin on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 

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Chuseok... Korean Thanksgiving

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 



Chuseok is the Korean Thanksgiving, where the Fall harvest is celebrated by women cooking for days on end and the men (and in many cases) sons and daughters get to sit back and relax and chat it up with their schoolmates who are in town from Seoul.  Obviously, I have a beef with this... only because I was raised to help my parents (notice I said PARENTS not mom), not just during the holidays, but whenever there's a need.  So, kids who don't lift a finger during the holidays kind of upst the A...


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First day on the job...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 

Heur had me meet him in front of the Tae Kwon Do school in the morning.  From there we headed to Yongmoon Elementary via a beautiful, long and winding road through the Yecheon countryside.  There were farms with fruit and rice to one side and the other traced the outskirts of the Nakdonggang River.  The road meanders gracefully through the small towns and as we passed the sloping foothills of the mountains I could see ancient pagodas, Buddah, and historic markers peaking out among the foliage...


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Getting to Korea...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 



Sunday morning around 4:30 saw me crawling into the truck with mom and dad.  I was so happy that both of them took me to the airport, but cried like a complete dork when kissing them goodbye.  The plane trip went smoothly, until I got to Korea and found out my bags were still in NYC.  Thankfully, my bags will be delivered to my school tomorrow morning. 



Monday night I arrived to Incheon Airport in Seoul and the hostel my agency had booked turned out to be pretty great!  It was right ne...

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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/