My name is Moe and I have overdue library books. My friend Josh tells me that I’m right-brained. I admit that I’m not exactly sure what he means by “right-brained” because I study writing more than he studies the brain. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this qualification explains why its so hard for me to pick a favorite color. I do have a favorite food though. I’ll tell you what it is if you ask. Speaking of food, I like to cook. I also like jazz. And baseball. I like to think and I plan on distracting myself with all sorts of moonlight this year. I made two resolutions for 2013:
- Read books like you breathe air.
- Do not fall asleep with your glasses on.
I’ll share my balderdash if you want me to. And I’ll probably fall asleep with my glasses on. Now you know all about my life:
This is the first post for this blog. I hope it will be a success. Or, at least, unlike many of my blogs in the past, slowly degrade into nothing. My name is Chris Reese and I am starting this blog with a few of my university friends. I plan on using this mostly as a space to write out my thoughts on teaching, literature, theory, and everything in-between. I do not want this (or at least my sections) to turn into a typical teacher blog when I just bitch about everything all the time. I want every post I make to have a point, to have some sort of objective meaning, and hopefully to both delight and instruct.
I currently work as a telephone English instructor for South Koreans. It is immensely fun, much more so than a typical teaching job mostly due to the fact that I do every day while still in my pajamas, and I discuss and hold conversations more than any actual frontal teaching. I have a feeling most of my posts will revolve around this in some way or another. Due to the 13 hour time difference between the US and South Korea, I live on a Korean schedule and most of my contacts with the outside world are Koreans. I am slowly understanding more and more Korean culture, and would like to expand upon it here. I am currently learning Korean, so I may also use this blog as a way to test out my Korean, or talk about Korean in a linguistic sense. It is a seriously cool language.
Anyway, expect a post sometime this weekend on the merits and failings of telephone English this weekend. It’ll be a dozy.