Hey Ignorant Teacher… I thought you only existed in….

Just read a “response” if you want to call it that, to a post written by “All Around Ana” on Waygook inquiring about Muslims teaching in EPIK, GEPIK, S.K. Some genius decided to call himself the Voice of Reason and managed to offend not only ALL MUSLIMS but offend any logical and non-biased person walking on Earth.

Now, I’m not Muslim, and really I don’t have to be to know its as*holes like him who create even more division, prejudice, hate, and everything else in the world which has stymied humans since the beginning from getting along with humans of another “known origin or belief system” to promote the greater good of what we all can be.

I digress…

Thought I’d share his piece of work with my readers just because… Click the link to check out the discussion moving forward. I’m sure it’ll be a good one.

Post from “FAIL”

Hi, I’m sorry to be the voice of reason but you have to ask yourself why you, as a muslim, want to work in a nation like Korea. Obviously you want to impose your beliefs and way of life on the host nation (dietary requirements, not taking the headscarf off for an interview, etc), which to me is simply absurd. I’m not trying to turn this into a political discussion, and I really don’t care to hear the replies from pandering liberals, but I’ll tell you right now that Korean employers (I”m a white Canadian who spent 6 years teaching in Korea by the way) will most likely not take to you if you segregate yourself. And really, why should they. It’s a business after all. I’m just being honest.

Why is it that your primary concern is how you can get a job and how you will be received, because of your religious association, than actually in thinking about the quality of teaching that you can bring to Korean students, or what you can offer a potential employer? Why is it that muslims always think of themselves and not of the culture which is hosting them?

Perhaps you would feel more comfortable teaching in Malaysia or the middle east.

Anyway, I hope whatever path you choose finds you success.

g.

 

Morning Commute for G.E.T. in South Korea

I’m a stalker. Not a REAL stalker, I couldn’t be a real stalker because I’d be too afraid someone was stalking me while I was stalking. But since starting this whole EPIK process, my internet stalking skills have advanced to a whole new level (“wooooooooo”- Nate Dogg) There’s a So. Cal native named Ashley whose process I’ve been following SINCE DAY WUN!

[Lemme give you a back story because this may be sounding weird… I had no clue about EPIK except that I was extremely interested in learning more. This was back in January. For the next 2 months I searched the internet like a mad fiend for NEW people who were headed to S.K. in the spring. I came across a lot of good info! BTW, search engine BING is better than Google when looking for blogs. So, as of today I have about 7 or so blogs that are in heavy rotation on my frequent check-up schedule for when I get online. Its, my system and it works for me.]

Now back to the lecture at hand…. Hooray for Ashley. She just did an excellent documentary if you will of her morning commute to school. She resides in Daegu and from the looks of it, teaches Elementary. It’s very cool to be able to see tidbits from the actual people like you and me who are already well into their life as a teacher in a new place. Hope you find this as great as I do.

Her blog is http://epikashley.tumblr.com

And if you come across this Ashley, Thank You so much. You’ve helped me understand this whole thing known as EPIK a whole ‘lot better. O and BTW, FRESH WATCH. That’s on my b-day wish list.

A gift to my readers and all EPIK applicants

I would suggest listening to this with earphones for the full effect.

And I would suggest NOT listening to this at work, you may fall asleep.

*Applying to anything can be stressful. You start to doubt yourself, question your ability and previous accomplishment and rev up your vulnerability level sitting at the mercy of another human being to tell you if “you’re good enough” for something you ARE good enough to do.

Nonetheless, whether applying for EPIK or not, I thought if you’re like me you’d welcome anything that will help to relax you. So, here it is. I hope you like. And feel free to leave a comment… dont be shy. Thanks for visiting

 

Visualize yourself where you want to be…

Pay close to attention to the guy in the orange shirt towards the end of the video and what he says. Your thought about yourself getting to Korea, OR WHEREVER, is all up to you. Can’t just say it. you have to REALLY believe it without any doubt. Even a split second of doubt can work to block that vibration. Goodluck to you all!

3-day document delivery to S. Korea

Annyeonghaseyo! & WOWSERS this morning…. Woke up this a.m. to an email stating my recruiter had received my docs and has forwarded them onto EPIK. What’s amazing about this is, the last time I checked, my package was in Memphis. Now I can assume int. deliveries are mailed out via that hub. All’s good on that front. Now it’s time to cross fingers for an acceptance and a placement in Elem. and at a GREAT school in a great location.

No sense in worrying though, my belief is you end up right where you’re supposed to be, whether YOU like it or NOT! Ne!

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