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New Home… Part 2

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January 8, 2011 at 9:26 am

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Moving day…

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The time has come for me to move house a little. From today forward, I’ll be blogging over at Blogspot.

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Written by Steve Miller

October 4, 2010 at 6:36 am

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Since I’m opening the question gate over on YouTube, I thought I’d do it here as well. If you have a question about how I put together my travel videos, please let me know in the comments and I’ll craft them into a video response!

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September 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

Living in Korea: A Vlog

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One of the questions I am most often asked is, “What is it like to live in Korea?” I find it incredibly hard to answer that question, since I believe you get out of life what you put into it. I hope this video does a better job showing what life is like in Korea, at least from my perspective.

Written by Steve Miller

September 8, 2010 at 7:52 am

When you get it right…

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How mornings start...

I love teaching… I really do. As we start off the new term, I had a great moment last night. Long-time readers will remember that during the Summer Intensive session, I taught a custom speaking class. It was designed to assist elementary students gain confidence in their public speaking abilities. Two of those students were in my class last night as we began the first lesson in their new level.

Since the material is rather light for Lesson 1, I incorporated a brief lesson on public speaking. I did this for two reasons: 1) Students at this level are asked to prepare longer presentations in class (and I expect more out of them); 2) Twice a year we hold speaking competitions for children at this level and above.

The two students that were in my class were very happy to see that Topic #1 from summer class was the same as the topic I assigned for homework. They not only took time to convince the rest of the class that giving a 2-minute speech was easy, but also asked if they could use the speech they prepared from summer.

I was already proud of them for doing such a great job this summer… but this made me even more so.

Tonight, I teach my first science class. I hope these students are as open to giving presentations as these younger ones. I love science and can’t wait to immerse myself once more into its world.

Written by Steve Miller

September 7, 2010 at 7:03 am

Our non-Jeju trip…

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Ah yes… Jeju Island. Just saying its name invokes strong emotions akin to living in paradise. Jo and I set off on an epic adventure Friday night, riding in a bus to a Busan ferry terminal, only to get there at the same time as a typhoon hit our island destination. We waited at the terminal until the government ordered all sea-faring vessels to remain in port.

This crushed us, as we were really looking to a two-day whirl wind trip around the island. To make the most of the day, we then jumped back in our bus and headed inland to Boseong (보성), home to some of Korea’s best green tea farms. We spent a few hours there, eating and walking in the rain before jumping back in the bus and driving to Gunsan for a quick walk along the world’s longest seawall.

All in all, it was a fun 23-hours… and even though we never made it to our initial destination, getting out of the city was a blast.

Written by Steve Miller

August 30, 2010 at 5:00 am

Comfort Food

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I love pizza.

I love coffee.

I love greasy, greasy french fries.

They are the things that make me feel fantastic and provide that feeling inside that makes me warm all over.

What’s your comfort food?

Written by Steve Miller

August 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm