Monthly Archives: July 2011

Placement Announcement!

After suiting up in our best threads we were shuffled into an auditorium that could seat over 1000, where we were greeted by an eagerly-waiting audience of 15—our language teachers, our residential assistants, and anyone else the coordinators could round … Continue reading

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First lesson plan “The Birth of Hip Hop as a Heroic Moment”

Today was the first of three workshops that we are teaching for “CampFulbright”, a summer program designed for us ETA’s to get classroom time and for students to learn conversational English. The theme for our first lessons was “heroic moments”. … Continue reading

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Speaking and Being Spoken to

I promise a more “concrete” update will be coming soon. Until then here is a poem that I wrote after visiting a shopping mall in Cheong Ju.     When you are adopted some things are given   my eyelids … Continue reading

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Modernity’s Price

Apologies for not updating ya’ll sooner. Orientation has been a mini-series packed into the length of a movie trailer. For now I will do my best to leave you with some first impressions. In the posts to follow, I will … Continue reading

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On Flying

I have made this journey before, but not this journey Destination has become origin Origin has become destination Journey becomes hard to flatten out into a readable line Supposed to feel circle, and cycle But all I feel is the … Continue reading

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