Gyeongju Cherry Blossoms and Namsan

May 5, 2010 | Author: Shauna Vo
Despite the yellow dust, which as since passed, the cherry blossoms were still beautiful this season. Randy and I have been lucky enough to have seen them in Washington, D.C. when we were living in the metro area, but it’s definitely different seeing them in Korea. Click here to read more on ourkoreanteapot.com.

A Peak into the North and a Leap into Ice

January 1, 2010 | Author: Shauna Vo
As if skiing for Christmas wasn’t enough snow, we went back to Gangwando province for more. The MOE (Ministry of Education) organized another adventurous trip to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) and Ice Festival. They took us to the DMZ on the east side of the country. Click here to read more on ourkoreanteapot.com.

Christmas in Korea

January 25, 2010 | Author: Shauna Vo
It’s a little hard to tell that it’s Christmas in Korea. There were a few Christmas lights and Christmas trees in Ulsan, but if you wanted to see a lot of lights and feel the Christmas spirit, you had to go to Busan or Seoul. Kosin (pronounced koshin) University in Busan had their first Christmas Tree Festival where they had millions of lights around the Christian campus. Click here to read more on ourkoreanteapot.com.

Hanji and more in Andong

December 22, 2009 | Author: Shauna Vo
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Ulsan, South Korea has treated us like royalty. They take care of everything. When we first got here, we had orientation for 10 days that somewhat prepared us for teaching in Korea. But of course, learning to teach is something you have to practice to actually learn how to do it. Click here to read more on ourkoreanteapot.com.

Are we still in Korea?

October 9, 2009 | Author: Shauna Vo
Happy Chuseok, Korea! Chuseok is Korea’s thanksgiving holiday. It is a time when families gather to remember and pay respects to their ancestors. They spend many days preparing food and offerings and then go to their ancestors’ graves, which is sometimes on the sides of mountains, to pray and give the offerings. But, because we got two and a half days off of work, we made a trip to Jeju Island (Jeju-do)! Click here to read more on ourkoreanteapot.com.