Monday, February 07, 2011

Resistance is Futile

I've been reading more and more blogs on teaching english in South Korea.
It's amazing how many people are currently teaching ESL there, and even more amazing how many people are blogging about it.

As I have mentioned before, after reading many of these blogs, I feel confident and almost proud that I served in Peace Corps before moving onto this next adventure. It sounds like a cake walk. I've read a lot of pros and cons about South Korea - and lemme tell ya - people can be whinny about a lot of petty crap.
Now now, I'm not just tooting my own horn here....okay....maybe I am. But it begs the question, why go live and work abroad if the only thing you are going to do is to compare it to the country you are coming from?

The good part about most of the blogs that I read, is that at the end of them, everyone really enjoys/enjoyed teaching in South Korea. I assume that after the initial culture shock, people usually get over being annoyed at living in a new environment, and decide to just have a good time and 'live'. And as in the past I have used this blog as my personal ranting journal, I also assume that most people do the same with their blogs...so I'm constantly looking for the good posts, and breeze past the bad ones.

With this in mind, Amber turned me onto a great website that I would like to mimic here on Loco Mocos. I have invited Anthony to become a team member of Loco Mocos, so that he can share in 'ranting and raving', as well as his POV in living in South Korea. It's a Loco Mocos first, and I hope that we will be able to document our time here, and give our family and friends a little bit of insight into our shared adventure.

2 comments:

tin said...

Hey Loco Mocos Team- I just checked this today for the first time in months. You guys are going to be way better at Korea than the rest of the teachers. Hey, is that paraguayan girl from Carlos/Marcy's site still in Seoul? TIm

locomocos said...

who? Wha????? i didn't know there was a PYan in Korea, but if she went there to get away from Carlos - she will be sad at the lack of public peeing.

We brought some yerba, so maybe she'll want to t-re with us.