#eslteacher revived #violinist in #korea: the case of avoiding desk warming.

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I play the #violin. I am not good at it. But, I played since the age of 6. I wanted a tattoo to represent the scientific and artistic components of my life. I thought it would be painful. It was not. I am squirmish and I have a high pain tolerance. I blame #endometriosis for pain tolerance. But, I adapted a tattoo design I found on #Pinterest. The artist felt it was perfect but we changed the lines to be symmetrical. This is my version of representing both hemispheres or characters of me. My Ying and yang.

‘I am solo this Christmas’: Christmas is a couples thing in South Korea.

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I want to comment on what Christmas means for young adults in South Korea. I want to feature other bloggers, vloggers and Instagrammers as a manner to present how millennials live a single life or virtual collective life in South Korea. As native English speakers, there are highs and lows of teaching in rural counties. Therefore, … Continue reading ‘I am solo this Christmas’: Christmas is a couples thing in South Korea.

‘The Grinch stole my Christmas’: the case of middle – class families in need of support in ICU waiting rooms.

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And, I do not think that people think or realise that while people are shopping at a place called N1 City Mall. Family members are wailing in the waiting rooms. There are children silent. We speak about the Grinch that stole Christmas. But, grief and grieving can rob you of a joy unspeakable.

#Internationalmountainday: It’s like moving mountains

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By now, you are well aware that I love the outdoors. If not, welcome to my blog. In this post, I would like to highlight how hiking is like moving mountains for a millennial hustling on the university. It turns out that the crunching sound and whistling noise of the Cape Doctor puts many minds … Continue reading #Internationalmountainday: It’s like moving mountains

To the rebel, I never said, “I love you”.

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The blog piece was written as a cathartic piece on the rebel that saved a nerd. Yes, it is a racially biased movie. But, It also speaks about mental health and self - care for the nerd. I can relate.

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“My first encounters with SAFFAs”: The representation of Uncle Trevor and Bra Trevor in South Korea.

So, you’re from South Africa. I know that place. Your accent, it sounds familiar. You must be from Cape Town… (sic). Right, I know Cape Town. And, I know South Africa because of Trevor (Incheon, February 2018). These were the responses upon discovering my nationality by Expats in Korea. The introduction, the very first encounter … Continue reading “My first encounters with SAFFAs”: The representation of Uncle Trevor and Bra Trevor in South Korea.

I am no Zola Budd.

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I was never a runner as a child.  We were required to run barefoot. It was not my style. I do not walk barefoot. Why would I run it? Needless to say, Belhar Primary school would make every one audition for the yearly athletics. You had to complete every field event. I do think that … Continue reading I am no Zola Budd.

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Chronicity: a glimpse into a career-driven woman’s closeted pain in middle – income communities.

I had a friend not so long ago who wanted to write his PhD about Chronicity among low – income communities in South Africa. His proposal aimed to focus on syndemic chronic diseases. While working with the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, I realized that fewer articles and research concentrate on chronicity among middle – income … Continue reading Chronicity: a glimpse into a career-driven woman’s closeted pain in middle – income communities.

I am a Korean Large.

Amidst all the negative news of body images and Asian beauty, I would like to say something positive about being an average pear shaped woman. Truth be told, that is how I perceive myself. Since toning and weight lifting my body image have changed. I am not as thin as I was in the images … Continue reading I am a Korean Large.

Sharing is caring, right?: #HoerSkoolDriehoek and “online vent” regarding poor school infrastructure in public schools in South Africa.

Are you aware that the Minister and DBE agreed on terms to fix school infrastructure? Will we receive assistance for school infrastructure this year? Now is the time to pressure DBE and partners. It has been a long time coming. Be informed posters and tweeters concerning poor school infrastructure in South African public schools.