Congratulations on finding my blog, this could be the big break you have been waiting for, that is because this is the best blog you will ever read... well maybe not but at least now I have you attention.(*)

I write this because I will be going to Geoje Island, South Korea to teach English. I will be teaching elementary aged children at a private school. I am 23 years old, 6'2", and fit as a fiddle. I like long walks on the beach, watching the sunset and star gazing. You may be saying to yourself, this sounds more like an ad on a dating site than a blog about teaching English but wait for the clincher, I'm single...

Back to the task at hand. Dictionary.com defines a blog as a journal written online and accessible to users of the internet. This was pretty bland so to spice it up I looked it up on Urbandictionary.com where blog was defined as a meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept till noon today." The second definition may turn out to be more accurate in my situation which may leave you wondering why you would come back. This is a fair question but I have not made any promises I can't keep so you will not be disappointed next time you come, that is a money-back guarantee.

As with any blog you need a title and as I was trying to think of one I realized that this is the first time we have met and so what better way to start than introduction. It turns out I am one step ahead(like usual) as the sharper reader will have noticed I already introduced myself a few paragraphs back but why a blog? Great question, the short answer is because I love my mom, the longer answer has something to do with sharing my experiences with you.

The details: Geoje City is on Geoje Island which is in the deep south of Korea and is connected to the main land by a bridge. It is South Korea's second largest island with an area of 383.44 km squared and is know for ship building and large deposits of granite. Geoje City has a population of 229500. It is a 5.5 hour bus ride to Seoul and a 30 minute bus ride to Busan. All of this information is available on Wikipedia. In addition to this I have also been told that there is an active church on the island and I am hoping to be involved with in some way. Although I am waiting for confirmation it looks like I will be leaving on January 29, 2011.

Ways that you can pray for me: that the move would go smoothly, that I would be able to build positive relationships with my coworkers, that I would be intentional with my time. I am excited to be going and have blown away by the way that I have seen God going before me and preparing the way so I look forward with the anticipation of what he will do knowing that he is, "able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20

The End.

This blog is a work in progress, if you have questions or suggestions please share them with me.

(*)(I may have borrowed part (or all) of the concept for the opening from my previous roommate but I hear this type of "borrowing" is common: see Napster or Facebook,  so it must be ok. Plus we shared a bed so I am sure he is fine with sharing an idea.)


  1. Anonymous4/2/11

    one suggestion...tell your friends that you have a blog...or if not your friends, at least your family. :)

  2. Hello buddy. I am Prabuddha, aged 25, India by nationality.I am an engineer and I going to work in Geoje, I would like to meet with you. Please revert back to me @ prabuddhasarkar@gmail.com

  3. Anonymous4/7/11

    Hi Douglas. I am Annette from Ireland and am also looking at coming to Korea to teach English. I have beengiven a school in Geoje to look at - would you recommend it above other areas?? It looks really nice - i am currently reading through your blog and am finding it very interesting - looks like you are enjoying your time there. If you do have nay advice or information for me i would really appreciate it. a.okeeffe1@hotmail.com