Amy from the Hole

So every morning I will literally be crawling out of a hole to eat my breakfast.

Bye Bye Yellow Haze

I’m back in America. I know. It’s weird. My Korean experience (I’m referring to me living in Korea, not some last minute relationship I had with a Korean. I’m not that lucky), but anyway, my Korean experience is over. Now I’m forced to talk about it with everyone I meet. You know what that means!…

The Mystery Ends

He holds his coffee as if it is a gift from God. This gift was never extended to me or any of the other foreign teachers. But watching him wait patiently for the coffee to drip slowly into his cup, like a child supervising their mother baking cupcakes, I felt like I too was able…

The Balding Anchovy: Preparing to Say Goodbye

“I love you more and more.” “I love you more and more.” “I love you more and more.” He just kept saying that. Not to me of course. But to another teacher. I think they were talking about something grammar related, but you never know.   I’m coming to the end of my year in…

“We’re doing Amy’s Birthday at 3”

It’s not my birthday. My birthday is soon, but because of a work vacation, I got to do the whole work birthday thing today. Here are a few things I learned about celebrating your birthday in the Korean workplace: Don’t talk about your birthday because then people won’t forget it. Your coworkers don’t know your…

If you’re a Cicada scream Yas!

If you were ever wondering the real sound of summer, it’s the sound of cicadas screaming YAS at the top of their lungs. Like this: And if I were an artist, I would draw a real cicada doing this but you get the picture. If you are an artist, feel free to comment a cicada…

Surviving the Heat

Do you know that feeling when you haven’t slept in weeks and you can’t keep your eyes open? Well, I feel that way all the time thanks to 100 degree weather plus 80% humidity. And no matter what I do, I never have energy, so yesterday I steered into the skid and ate pizza and…

Beetle Babies: How bugs make you crazy

Sorry I haven’t posted, my 39 followers. I’ve let you down, and I apologize. You 39 people are important. I promise. This is why I haven’t posted: I’m tired. Why am I tired? Well, I have bugs in my apartment. So it’s hard, because I’m living with bugs. They are tiny brown beetles. I call…

Teacher Games

Teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) has made really good at board games, specifically Catch Phrase or Pyramid, Charades, Mad Gab, and Pictionary. I added links to videos of some of these games being played for those heathens that have never had a board game night. As I was saying, I am now a master of these…