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!
I have successfully completed my move back overseas and in the process I spent a great deal of time thinking about stuff and the place stuff occupies in our culture.
A bit of a ramble but I’m still quite busy, so forgive me for this one!
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!
In this month’s musical installment Kristy struggles with her expat food cravings and laments the lack of foreign grocery stores in her area.
In this month’s musical installment Kristy basks in the wonders of her local library. Can you imagine? All those books, in English, for FREE! ^__^
Poles Apart by Terry Fallis
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I would highly recommend all of those books. Find them at your library today!
After a rather short video, we’re back with another installment of the musical. Well…she kept putting it off because of her travels, but with nothing new on the horizon Kristy must finally face the inevitable: getting a new job.
We’re heading into December and here in Canada it was unseasonably warm until somebody hit that “Winter” switch a few days ago. With the cold weather settling in it will be necessary to drive to places, instead of riding a bike.
I don’t know about you, but driving is not…one of my favourite activities. However Kristy has little choice but to face this harsh reality of life in Ontario. What does she have to look forward to? Watch this month’s installment of ITM to find out!