Posted May 8, 2014 01:28 pm

Operation Asian Persuasion: Part 1

My best friend, Bethany has moved to South Korea to teach English to the primary students in Gangnam. Yes, indeed it is the town, which inspired the viral video “Gangnam style.” Now, despite musical genius, the city also is the host of a large metropolis filled with people from across the globe.

I have decided to visit Ms. Bethany this fall during Thanksgiving. As a result the countdown has begun and it’s time to make a mad dash to the library for some South Korean books on etiquette, culture, and language. Interesting fact about me is that I love languages and learn them rather quickly, so I’m not too concerned about that, but the customs, I hear, are very different than our own, so I will be on my toes.

This will be a journey into the life of someone getting ready for South Korea. I hope that you will join me in the journey, and perhaps you will learn something along with me.

Alongside the blog, I will be making video logs (Vlogs) of me getting ready. This will range from language lessons, culture talks, and much more! As I learn I’m hopefully going to teach you. Special guests will include Korean professors and peoples from around Conway and surrounding areas.

Please leave some comments about what I should be doing to get ready and what I absolutely need to see while in South Korea (if you’ve been there).

Stay tuned for an exciting adventure!