There is nothing more Korean than a good barbecue restaurant. Our friend Dan introduced us to this place called Hwatongsam (화통삼). Continue reading “It’s samgyeopsal… on fire!”
Happy New Year!
Earlier this month, Korea celebrated one of its biggest holidays, 설날 (Seollal), also known as the Lunar New Year. To celebrate the holiday many Koreans go to their family’s hometown, pay respects to their ancestors, and eat a ton of good food. Continue reading “Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air”
Hello, 2016! After the most eventful year of my life, 2016 has a lot to live up to. Thankfully, it’s off to a sweet start. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on what a difference a year can make. All the things that can change. All the movements a person can make. I was hesitant to drone on about all the crap I’m grateful for, but this is my blog so I’m going to do what I want. Continue reading “Reflecting: What a difference a year makes”
Sejong City’s first movie theater is up and running! Hello, CGV!
If you’re feeling sick in Sejong City, there is no reason to tough out a bad cold. After just three months in our school, both my husband and I got sick from all those germy little kids. When we’d both had enough, we started looking around for an English-speaking doctor. Continue reading “English-speaking doctors in Sejong City”
I have a major life update to tell you about. We now have a TOASTER OVEN.
This new addition makes us very happy, precious. We needs it. We wants it. Continue reading “Pumpkin seeds and toaster oven perfection”
It’s been three months since we arrived in South Korea! It’s hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through our year abroad. This weekend, we said goodbye to some new friends, and welcomed in the next batch of teachers hired. That means we’re no longer the new kids! Continue reading “The Korean three-month hump”
Happy Pepero Day!
Every November 11, Koreans celebrate a little candy-driven tradition known as Pepero Day (similar to Valentine’s Day).
The idea behind it? Eat chocolate, wish for skinny. Continue reading “Eat chocolate, get skinny? Korea, you get me.”
So, you might be wondering—what’s with the blog name? Coffee. Yeah. That’s obvious. Life source. I get it.
But the ‘yo’ part is strictly Korean. Continue reading “The Korean Yo: A new/old kind of sleeping arrangement”
Greetings from the Land of Morning Calm!
It’s been nearly three months since we moved to South Korea! Some days it feels like we’ve been here for many months. Other days it feels like we’ve only just arrived. Continue reading “Holy crap, we’re in Korea!”