Hyundai South Korean car crash prompts government action


Is it just me… Vol. 1

I’ve been a part of the Facebook EPIK group for a good few weeks now. And it’s safe to say, there’s quite a bit of a community established there already. I mean, let’s say for instance, I arrive at the airport, tired as all hell, and walking up to the EPIK counter, I see faces of people I know from the FB group. Yes, I believe this would/will DEFINITELY happen.

Which brings me to my first point….

Is it ME, or does anyone else rise raise a brow when they read a msg., comment, blog post, etc. and the spelling and/or grammar is waaaaaaayyyyyyyy OFF?! I mean, we are applying to teach English, right? Okay, just checking. So it baffles me how in the world this can happen so many times. And when I say so many I mean more than once.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m down for a typo, however, I just feel like if you’re claiming to be an authority on something, you can at least proofread to make sure your ‘ish makes sense. But I guess that’s just me.

This is not a diss post… it’s just an inquiry I wanted to nominate propose to see if anyone else feels me on this.

CIAO for now. Paz

(P.S., I WILL have my locs on at the airport… I just wanna throw that out there NOW.)

(P.P.S., Shout out to the punch people in the face post… sounds so mean, yet is so necessary)

o and Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mommy’s out there reading this.

SMOE Orientation Footage from 2010


This video was what introduced me to my fave… Brown Eyed Girls.

E-2 Visa requirements

I swear I thought this whole paperwork ‘ish was done and over with BUT APPARENTLY, I was 100% wrong. Below includes the requirements for the E-2 visa: the visa required to teach foreign language in the republic of korea.

Foreign Language Instructor (E-2)

  • Certificate of academic degree (Diploma)
  • Employment contract
  • Document regarding establishment of school or organization
  • Letter of personal reference notarized
  • Criminal Record (Attatched Apostille) Effective January 1, 2011, the criminal record issued by FBI will be only accepted.
  • Applicant’s Health Statement (See attached)
  • Transcript Certified


NICE. I’m really hoping the CRC, letter of personal reference and diploma can all be copies because IF NOT….

The G.P.A. scare & the waiting game

It took me a while to write this post even though this happened probably more than a week ago now. I woke up a couple of days after mailing my docs to my recruiter with a very big hunch that my GPA I had reported on my application did NOT match what my actual transcript said. O SHIT!

I left my house without thinking to open one of the 10 copies I had upstairs as back-up and made it to work. Note: I work at least 45 mins. away from my speez. As time (the morning) went on I kept getting more and more worried that I had submitted incorrect information and regardless of the “tadows” and the joy from passing everything up until this point, something inside of me was telling me that this whole thing was over. I called my boyfriend and asked would he be going home at some point and if he was, please call me. OF COURSE him being of the man species actually went home and didn’t call. Later he claims the “I forgot.”

As lunch approached I actually considered driving home just for 1 sheet of paper to drive all the way back to work to have to drive back home at the end of the day. That thought went away quickly.

Finally I’m home, I realize after all that happened that day (this was just the beginning to a HORRENDOUS DAY) that I needed to check this situation out. I opened the trans. and I was right. .2 points LESS than what I had written. #FAIL.COM

I wrote my recruiter and the next day, she wrote back saying, my real GPA was still over the 2.5 requirement so I was okay. Which was nice to hear, but the way I function is like this… until I hear it from JINA at EPIK…. then the answer is still not certain.

FAST FORWARD 2 weeks, I send an email to my recruiter just checking on if more docs are needed from me. (Advice –  Check In! It helps) Received an email this morning letting me know my docs have passed the EPIK screening process and they are now submitting my app. to a Metro. of Edu. Now, with that info. I think okay, I’m going to be in a city if this is the case, but I don’t want to add any unnecessary stress of worrying about where I’m going to be after all of this. Glad, to be passed the intense phases of the show.

So now, like everyone else in my shoes, it’s a waiting game which is GREAT for me because I need to take all of my focus and energy and put towards CELTA which starts in a 1.5 weeks. The journey to getting it all straight continues… thanks for rollin’ with me.