Last year, I worked at an English Hagwon, which is a Korean private study academy. Students here go to these academies after they’ve finished their regular school day. They take classes like English, Math, Science etc… anything to possibly get them a leg up on getting into their preferred Universities once they get to that age. Even though these are elementary students, the pressure for them to perform is already very much present. I now teach at a Public Highschool, but most of the students here don’t go to a Hagwon. That’s because they go to school from 7:50am to 10:00pm. No joke. Some do go to academies after this time- I’ve ran into my students at 10:30 pm on their way to a study hall, or science academy. It breaks my heart but I’ve realized it is not in my power or ability to make any kind of change to the system. I could go on about the pressure and stress of the overworked Korean student, however that is not my goal for today. Instead, I wanted to share a convenience food that I learned about from one of my co-teachers from the Hagwon last year: Korean bodybuilder chicken.
This is another food find! A natural, sweet, flavourful addition to your baked goods- Continue reading
I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I actually went through 5 blenders before I bought this Continue reading
This is an exciting food find for me- kabocha in powdered form!? My immediate thought was that it could be a healthy flour substitute in all kinds of baked goods! Continue reading
As I mentioned before, I LOVE Gmarket! I was never at all an internet shopper before I came to Korea, but wow- now I definitely am! I would even say that Gmarket is one of my favourite things about Korea, haha!
This page will list products I’ve found on Gmarket that I use, or I think are a good price. Continue reading
Zero calorie noodles!?
Yes- this is for real! Continue reading
I know what you’re thinking. So NOT healthy. And I don’t disagree. But sometimes, I long for a creamy cheesy something.. back home in Canada I would opt for the Laughing Cow light cream cheese wedges. But here in Korea, as you can probably imagine, my supply is limited. However- I have found these Happy Cow wedges, with pretty similar stats and think they taste pretty much the same.