Campus

  Feeling good after finding money and receiving Peppero cookies from a student, Subin Choi, I took a walk around campus with my iPad mini. I have been thinking about writing more in my blog and today is the first day of doing just that. I am inspired to write.  

Peppero Day 2013

November 11th is a special day in Korea. The numbers 11/11 remind Koreans of the long cookie snacks called pepero. This isn’t a tradition that dates back hundreds of years though. It actually began sometime in the 80’s or 90’s. I received my pepero from a student and it made my day.

Alone with My Thoughts

It was Wednesday, October 22nd at 9:40pm when I began to write this post. I was alone in the office, room 218, which is shared with other professors and instructors, at Yeungnam University’s Foreign Language Institute. At this hour there are few if any other people roaming the halls. It’s midterm week. I just finished…

Dave Chappelle Dream

I went to sleep the other day and had another dream. I was in a living room talking to six people. I began to go into detail about my experiences in Korea. The group of people I was talking to began to grow. The initial group of six had moved from sitting on the couches…

Three Years Later

I’ve taught at the same university over the past three years. During that time I had to struggle to improve my student evaluations. That is, the students gave me low scores. Over the last year, I changed my classroom procedures to improve my evaluations. Did that have an effect? Yes, it did. My evaluations finally showed…

Roots

I watched Journey of Man by Spencer Wells recently via YouTube. Wells presents the argument that humankind originated in Africa. Through his study of genetics, he was able to trace human genes back to the San Bushmen in Africa. Basically, these Africans have all of the genetic markers that are shared by all people around…