Tag Archives: Asia

Context in Foreign Language

I had gotten to the point I was feeling pretty cocky with my Korean. Granted, I am perhaps a bit (okay, a lot) more prone to bouts of cartoonish egomania than most, but this particular run of overconfidence wasn’t entirely my fault. You see, on the morning in question the nice lady selling me coffee […]

Woopsies I’ve Made Trying to Speak Korean

Bad subtitles in Kung Fu movies have made the woopsies of Asians speaking English well known. However, what many westerners do not know is that the Placenta and Teeny Weeny stuff goes in both directions. Stuff I’ve said while trying to speak Korean: In conversation with an older woman. “I speak politely to you because […]

Why I Came to South Korea

Hi everyone, Please click the following link to watch my speech in Korean, “Why I came to South Korea.” For those of you who can’t speak or understand the language, here is the translation: Korean People often ask me why I came to Korea. I never tell them the complete truth. I will say “I […]