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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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Winter Vacation...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, January 18, 2013, In : Travels in South Korea 

I decided to switch my vacation days from February to January, since I'm no longer planning on going to Vietnam or the US.  Thankfully the principal isn't here this week, so I only had to ask the Vice Principal, who is a total sweetheart.  To butter up the faculty I decided to make some 떡국 (ddeokguk), which is a traditional Korean soup made with beef brisket and Korean dumplings.  I actually brought the ingredients into school this morning (yes, I took the bus) and cooked it in my classro...
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First there was English Camp and then it was canceled ㅠㅠ

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 


 This week I've spent a large portion of my time preparing for the English Camp I am supposed to teach tomorrow morning (well, WAS supposed to teach).  I bought an oven and mixer and all kinds of goodies so I could bake and make yummy American style cuisine for my students.  But, since the snow has come in so hard, they are postponing it until next weekend... or whenever the next suitable weekend is.  Sad me!  
 

Yongmoon at lunch time.  The snow rolled in again!
 

The main entrance to my school....
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KikinitinKorea... Laughing from Experience ^^

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 
When my friends and family back home ask me to describe my job…
 


For those of you who have no idea what it's like over here and want to see our reaction to it (in a sarcastic, humorous sort of manner)... please visit KikinItInKorea's tumbler site.  No lengthy posts there... just a number of spot on one-liners that had my belly aching from laughing so hard.  Enjoy!
 

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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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Busan Bound....

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : Travels in South Korea 


This school week wrapped up with a bit of friction between a female administrator and myself.  Sadly, the English department (IE my koteacher and myself) is the last to know anything about what goes on in the school, so we were under the impression that we had no classes Friday, since the school had organized a field trip to the amusement park in Daegu.  This also meant that I believed Ssam (short for teacher) Heo to be in Daegu.  Friday morning I texted my koteacher (Jeniffer) to let her k...


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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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Ava Larkin


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