The Harsh Realities of Winter

When I read the weather report saying we were due for a cold weekend as ‘the Siberian cold front is moving south toward the Korean peninsula’. I couldn't help but think that the weather report sounded like something out of the Will Jaeger series (one of my favourite book trilogies). I imagined I was sitting…

Korea’s Third Wave of Corona & My Experience With Offline Classes

In the last few weeks, the number of daily infections has spiked in South Korea reaching similar values to the first wave which was in February. Last week the country introduced higher levels of social distancing which meant that various establishments are now under strict health and safety requirements or have even been shut down.…

What is TOPIK? Why does she mention it from time to time?

Firstly I would like to apologize for not writing any posts for the last few weeks. I’ve been extremely busy with TOPIK exams and offline classes (YES!!! You read that right. After 9 months in Korea I started offline classes- I will write a separate blog post about that) Most of my year has been…

Finding Fiji in the Middle of Seoul

HAPPY FIJI DAY!!! A Special post to celebrate 50 years of independence!!!Fiji is a small country so it’s not every day that you meet someone else who is also from Fiji. However, I was lucky enough to find a small community of Fijians while on holiday in Seoul. HAPPY FIJI DAY! From Gwangalli Beach, Busan…

Recap of my 4 day trip to Paju (파주시)

Hello! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog post or even thought about the blog. If you read the last post you know that I’m currently on summer holidays. Last Sunday I arrived back from travelling around Seoul and Paju.Since moving to Korea this was probably the first ‘touristy’ trip I’d taken,…

Summary of my First Week on Holiday in Korea.

Those of you who read my last blog know that I am currently on holiday. So what did I get up to during my first week of summer break? Friday: There weren’t any official lessons today but we did have a short closing ceremony through ZOOM with all the other students enrolled at the language centre.…