My last post as an EPIK teacher: 5 things I’ll take away from the experience

  Goodness, last week I was an emotional wreck. (I was also very cold, but that’s besides the point.) I’ve already decided not to renew my contract and I’m all set to move to Seoul next year to pursue writing full-time. I’m all ready, you see, and then those kids looked at me with their […]

3 reasons why you have to eat 꼬치

  I want to tell you about the amazing food experience I had the other night. It’s called 꼬치 (Go-chi) and it will change your life. I know what you’re thinking: What’s so special about food on a stick? We do it everywhere. In South Africa, for example, we have “sosaties”: Kyk net hoe lekker […]

Nothing beats Korean food and hospitality

Some time during the 2016 EPIK orientation in Busan last week, an instructor said something that stuck in my head: You’re only a bad teacher if you don’t take the time to reflect. The past few weeks have been insane. I cannot believe that I’m back in Daegu, South Korea. More than that, I can’t […]

After Toast: A Story about the Kindness of Strangers

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ― Desmond Tutu Today, something spectacular happened. But first, some background. A few weeks ago I braced the Joburg rains and my own shyness to attend the launch of a new cookbook called TWO […]