Eating out in Korea

A Calendar Year Abroad: Reviewing 2017

This year has been one for the books. Back in August 2016, we never could have truly seen how our lives would twist, tumble, and change. I want to take a moment to review and appreciate the amazing adventure our first calendar year abroad has been. From friends to our jobs and on to travel, … Continue reading A Calendar Year Abroad: Reviewing 2017

Beautiful view of Seoul from the west

Why I Decided to Get My TEFL Certificate

A year ago, I was looking into options for improving my chances of landing future jobs. Like most EFL jobs in South Korea, my contract is about a year long. Last August, I had several options. I could extend my current contract, begin working at a public school, or find another hagwon.┬áThat, or I could … Continue reading Why I Decided to Get My TEFL Certificate

The architecture of Singapore

The Architecture of Singapore, Part 9

People call Singapore the Fine City for many reasons. Comparatively, the laws concerning public behavior are strict, resulting in literal fines if you don't comply. Additionally, the cost of living is high. We talked to an Indian family who told us that the government taxes cars heavily, both in their purchase and on the road. … Continue reading The Architecture of Singapore, Part 9

Beautiful photo of Singapore's architectural Downtown Core

The Hearty Durian (Or, the Food We Loved to Regret in Singapore, Part 8)

Though we had an amazing time in Kuala Lumpur and wanted to stay, we had to move on. The next morning, we hopped on an hour-long flight to Singapore, the land of the mythic king of fruits, the hearty durian. Now Singapore was an interesting beast. It was our least favorite of the three countries … Continue reading The Hearty Durian (Or, the Food We Loved to Regret in Singapore, Part 8)

A Palace, a Temple Tour, Banana Leaves, and More, Part 7

The previous evening, we had made our way up Menara KL Tower and watched a beautiful fountain show by the Petronas Twin Towers. Today, we thought it would be best to go around on our own temple tour while continuing to graze our way through the spicy delicacies that Kuala Lumpur had to offer. But … Continue reading A Palace, a Temple Tour, Banana Leaves, and More, Part 7