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 […]

Video: Fun at the Suseong Lake Festival in Daegu, South Korea

  This weekend, my friends and I visited the Suseong Lake Festival in the Suseong-gu District of Daegu, South Korea. Suseong Lake is one of my favourite places in Daegu. There is always something going on, whether it’s live music all around the lake or taking a boat out on the water. In fact, I […]

Chuseok in Baekyangsa: Adventuring in Naejangsan National Park

  Imagine waking up to the view above every morning. We did, for three mornings, when we visited the Naejangsan National Park for Chuseok this year. Wait a minute, back up: What is Chuseok (추석)? Only one of the most important traditional holidays in Korea! Running from 14 to 18 September this year, Chuseok is […]

5 back-to-school tips for the new semester

September not only heralds in a newer, cooler season; it is also the start of the second semester in elementary schools in South Korea. I’ve compiled a list of five things I’ve been doing to prepare myself for the next semester, to make sure I am refreshed and ready for when the bustling boys and […]

Tribute to an Anonymous Ajumma: On losing my wallet in Korea

The minute I stepped off the bus, I knew something was wrong. I looked down at my red dress as if it held the answer and the lightness of my backpack confirmed my fears: My wallet was gone. Panic set in. I turned around to see the bus disappear down the street. I couldn’t stop […]

#SaveMe: Check out my high school students’ video on endangered animals!

For the past 15 weeks I’ve had the privilege of teaching a very special bunch of grade one high school girls. For our penultimate lesson, we explored the issue of endangered animals. The Sparkling Ladies designed posters and conceptualised, directed and starred in their own campaign video. Have a look! How I use my journalism […]