I Can Speak English

I'm a Korean American adoptee who returned "home" to discover who I am, foster the relationship with my birth family, travel, and teach impossibly cute elementary students. I blog about random bits.

Korea Travel Tip #4: Traveling Korea via Bus

Some tips on traveling in Korea via bus.

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Korean Travel Tip #3: Save Money on Accommodation with Jjimjilbangs

What if I said you could have a fantastical shower, steam those toxins out, have a place to sleep, all while having a real Korean experience for $7-14 a night? What’s that you say? Okay, I’ll tell you more!

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Korea Travel Tip #2: 1330 Korea Travel Hotline

Remember this number when traveling in Korea.

February 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sabah, Borneo – Adventure, Nature, and Wildlife

From dense rainforests housing endangered animals to thousands of species of fish surrounding Sipadan Island, Sabah, Borneo is a paradise for those seeking adventure, nature and wildlife.

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gwangju. City of Light

An Irish expat living in my town put together this video to capture the place that I’ve been calling home for over two years. Beautifully portrays this wonderful city of … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 Review

It’s that time of year again… Time for me to reflect on the past year and think about the upcoming year. This is a personal post more for my own … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Nara Prefecture and Kumano Fireworks, Japan

This is an account from Japan, August 2014. We arrived in Nara, Japan after a few days of gallivanting around Osaka and Kyoto. With stuffed backpacks, we squeezed through the exit … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

English Immersion Camp

Every year, twelve English Immersion camps (EIC) are held in a Youth Education Center in Hwasun, South Korea. Thirty same-sex 3rd grade middle school students (equivalent to 9th grade in … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here Comes the 신부

As the years after college creep on, I’m seeing less photos involving red Solo cups and empty beer cans on a Wednesday evening. They have been replaced with staged engagement … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park is a magical place.

October 8, 2014 · 3 Comments


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