Bobsama in Korea 밥사마는 한국에서

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Extracurricular activities

I'm taking a Korean language class at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center. I recommend checking it out to anyone in Seoul looking to practice their 한국어. There are seven levels sometimes offered on a couple different week nights. It's located in the JoongAng Ilbo building near City Hall.

Quite a variety of countries represented in my class including China, Malaysia, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, and the U.S. But it's funny how English is the default language. Last week our group went out for Sam Gyeop Sal, or thick pork slices, grilled like bacon. Sort of the most standard dinner meal I've had in Korea and always an excuse to get crunk...and dance.

Photos courtesy of Susan from my class. More to come. Good night! 굿나이트!

Riding the Marmot wave

So now that I've reached the pinnacle of the Korean blogosphere I can retire? Ok, I get it, the "something missing" is content, commentary, analysis, and regular updates. Bah. Anyway special thanks to RJK for linking to this very humble site.

My traffic jumped from on average ten visitors per day to almost 300 yesterday and 150 so far today. 와우! Google Analytics is a cool little tool. Interesting to see the wide array of domains and network sources that found their way here, including the Pentagon apparently (

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about Korea and its English education industry.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hooters opening in Korea

Seoul, Apgujeong station, exit #4

Friday, January 26, 2007

Thought for the day


Definitely applies to me lately, haha. A mediocre few weeks in the classroom. So it's time to step back. Re-assess. Prep better and come up with some new strategies to get these kids psyched about learning English. Yeah. Woo-hoooo! And most of all take a deep breath and relax this weekend. As always a lot of reading, studying, and hopefully writing to do.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Downtown Seoul New Year's Eve 2007

Fireworks and Roman candle war zone in Jonggak. Midnight at the 28 second mark.

Lawyers in Korea

Interesting discussion on the nature of legal education and the profession of law in Korea. Much different it seems from the U.S.