Dogs and cats are not common pets in South Korea, especially in the cities. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the limited living space for most families is a big one. However the attitudes towards these bigger, free-roaming, animals have been changing recently and more and more people are becoming interested in owning a cat or a dog.
But dogs can be challenging, even more so when a person doesn’t know how to take care of one properly, or doesn’t realize just how big their adorable little puppy will eventually grow.
And then those dogs end up in a shelter.
In my city there is a dedicated group of expat and Korean volunteers who help out at the Gwangju Animal Shelter each week. I made this video to promote their amazing efforts in the hopes of recruiting more members to their cause.
If you’re in or around Gwangju and you’d like to volunteer and/or foster a dog please join the Gwangju Animal Shelter Volunteering group on Facebook. Thank you!
While I was back in Canada I visited Ottawa, our nation’s capital city, for the first time. It was a whirlwind trip and I have many fond memories of my adventures. Some of them were caught on video, as I traipsed around the city gathering footage for a future One Short Day video.
Well the future is now! I’ve been in Korea for just over a month, therefore it’s the perfect time to re-visit those fond memories of Canada and past adventures. ^_^ Unlike previous OSD videos, I took segments from three separate days of filming to create this one. Because a) Canada is a hodgepodge and so is this video, and b) Ottawa has so much to offer that I simply couldn’t do it all in one day.
Here we are at the end of my second musical series: In Transition: The Musical. It was a wild ride and I want to thank everyone who was a part of it (you know who you are). ^__^ I really appreciate all your love and support.
I have decided to stop making monthly music videos because I’ve moved back overseas to pursue/advance my teaching career and I will be really busy for the foreseeable future. While I may make music videos on various topics every now and then, I’d like to dedicate more time to other projects.
I will continue posting general videos (and probably a lot more Book Reports) so stay tuned!
I have another outstanding book you can add to your Summer Reading List! Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is an inspiring historical fiction based on the real life of the fearless female pioneer Beryl Markham.
As some of you may know (or noticed), this July 1st Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary. As a proud Canadian I was over the moon at being able to celebrate this milestone IN CANADA.
So much over the moon that I made the July installment of ITM all about my euphoria. One Five Oh is my love letter to Canada after my 5 year absence. It may not have been 150 years in the making, but I put my heart, my soul, and many, many hours into making this video. I truly hope you enjoy it. ^__^