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What Was EPIK?

By now, word has filtered out about the massive budget cuts, and EPIK’s epic downsizing. Gangwon-do was one of the last bastions for the programme, after the other provinces cut most of their foreign teacher positions in the previous years. Funding has fallen through, however, as the province is having difficulty paying for the 2018 […]

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And the Lord Said: “Let There Be Scroozle”

And Scroozle came into being. And it was disastrous. Damn, Scroozle. It’s been ages since this website was updated. That’s what usually happens when other matters grab my attention, and refuse to share it. Weeks ago, I was busy drawing, then I was busy making videos. The videos are proudly displayed on my YouTube channel, […]

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It’s Chuseok and I Have a Car

Sorry for the lack of updates these days. Have things been busy? Does that question really need to be answered? Of course, they’ve been busy! I’m now in the midst of my final full semester here in Korea. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but it’s manageable. The lack of writing is more due […]

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What is the Summit for the World Alliance of Religions (WARP Summit Seoul 2014)?

1) In Which Scroozle Almost Gets Suckered Into Attending a ‘Cult’ Activity2) Mannam- A Follow-Up Investigation3) Mannam Part 3- The Unintended Trilogy4) 2012 Shinchonji Olympiad5) Is Shinchonji Actually Using Mannam to Promote Itself?6) Mannam- The Statement and the Apology7) Mannam, Shinchonji, and the World Peace Initiative (WPI)- Thoughts Around the Web8) The Curious Case of the Disappearing Article9) Shinchonji Sincheonji Shinchunji 신천지10) The Book of […]

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English Pop Song Concert

While I was with my coworkers, enjoying a birthday meal of pumpkin duck, it was suggested we hold an English pop song concert. It was a random announcement, a week before the semester’s final exams. The suggested date was a mere two weeks after my birthday, which didn’t leave much time to organize it. After […]

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Blackface and Skin Lightening

Blackface on Korean TV isn’t as rare a thing as you might imagine. Quick. Go do a Google search for it. You’ll see there’s a cycle of it appearing on TV, followed by outrage, and then (MAYBE) apologies for the crass behaviour. It’s been going on for decades, but despite the apologies, sometimes the exact […]

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Scroozle Says: How to Make a Kickass English Camp

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this entry, it should be added that this is primarily being aimed at the public school system. English villages and hagwon peeps will need to figure things out on their own. If you’re an EPIK teacher who has to get their school’s English camp ready in […]

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The Many Faces of Shinchonji- Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)

1) In Which Scroozle Almost Gets Suckered Into Attending a ‘Cult’ Activity2) Mannam- A Follow-Up Investigation3) Mannam Part 3- The Unintended Trilogy4) 2012 Shinchonji Olympiad5) Is Shinchonji Actually Using Mannam to Promote Itself?6) Mannam- The Statement and the Apology7) Mannam, Shinchonji, and the World Peace Initiative (WPI)- Thoughts Around the Web8) The Curious Case of the Disappearing Article9) Shinchonji Sincheonji Shinchunji 신천지10) The Book of […]

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June 2014 Donghae EPIK Workshop

I’ve been tapped for this Friday to give a presentation to my fellow EPIK teachers at the Donghae Office of Education. I was originally supposed to do it last year, but it was rescheduled for February, and then rescheduled again for June. The amount of time I’m supposed to be speaking for is around 50 […]

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What Is the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)?

1) In Which Scroozle Almost Gets Suckered Into Attending a ‘Cult’ Activity2) Mannam- A Follow-Up Investigation3) Mannam Part 3- The Unintended Trilogy4) 2012 Shinchonji Olympiad5) Is Shinchonji Actually Using Mannam to Promote Itself?6) Mannam- The Statement and the Apology7) Mannam, Shinchonji, and the World Peace Initiative (WPI)- Thoughts Around the Web8) The Curious Case of the Disappearing Article9) Shinchonji Sincheonji Shinchunji 신천지10) The Book of […]