Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Pierrot Strike is one of the most recognized bowling alleys in Seoul. With all kinds of entertainment with a focus of bowling as their central means of entertainment, it is one of the must visit locations in Apgujeong with a group of friends or even on a date to show off your bowling skills—or not. Pierrot is practically the fanciest bowling alley in Seoul because of their black light bowling. With house balls that glow as you roll them down the lane, it makes for fun and games with a group of friends while teaching English in Korea.
My weekend trips into Seoul while being a teacher in Korea are usually social occasions and this makes for an entertaining subway ride and it's always helpful to have that friend who can talk you down from a senseless purchase (I love to shop in Korea!). But a few weekends ago I ventured into Seoul a few hours before my friends planned to leave home, and although they texted to apologize for being late and making me 'go by myself', I actually enjoyed the afternoon and early evening and Seoul and I had some quality alone time.
Talk about an exciting week as an English Teacher in South Korea! This past week was Seoul Fashion Week S/S 2013 and I got to experience the runway for the first time in my life. I scored a couple of tickets to the Big Park show held at the culture hall of the Shinsaegae mall in Seoul.
As an English teacher in South Korea, when Thursday rolls around each week I usually itch for my upcoming weekend plans. I have learned to take full advantage of my weekend time in Korea and I hope to continue with this new approach to my free time when I return home. I love the tired yet accomplished feeling of a Sunday night following a jam-packed weekend of experiencing new things and people in Korea. When I find myself without plans midweek, I use the following 5 resources to find inspiration for weekend outings. I hope you find them helpful and please feel free to comment with alternative ideas. I promise, armed with these resources you won't find yourself uttering the annoying answer to a friend looking to have a memorable weekend, "I don't know, what do you want to do?"
I am taking advantage of my free time while teaching English in Korea by trying and learning things that I never had the time or opportunity to attempt before. With our teaching schedules teaching English at Chungdahm (4 p.m.-10 p.m.), I am able to have my mornings and early afternoons free. So when I first arrived to teach in Korea, I sat down and made a list of things I wanted to learn or take up. Some items on the list included learning Korean, learning to cook better, and going to the gym daily. Those items were easy for me to pick up and I got started on them right away. One item that for some reason was really hard for me to get started was learning to play the guitar. I have no idea why it was so hard for me to get started, but after months and months of procrastinating, I finally made up my mind to get started with the guitar.
Well there was only one problem with this decision....I didn't have a guitar. Thus, I started looking at guitars at different music stores. I had one picked out, but before I decided to buy it, I thought it might be worthwhile to check out the Internet message boards on an expat Yahoo group. I was surprised to find out that three English teachers were selling their guitars before they left Korea. I picked out one and contacted the owner. A few hours later, I was the proud owner of a guitar.