2014: A Year in Review

HAPPY NEW YEARS! While we welcome a new year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the one that has just concluded. 2014 was a year of transition for Hedgers Abroad. Finishing our contracts at our first job in Korea was a struggle of will and perspective that we eventually won; leading to a much better situation in public schools. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life – Korean Healthcare

Right before our summer vacation to the Philippines, Ryan had to go and break his finger. He was playing football with one of our friends, and misjudged a low catch, only to jam his ring finger and break the joint. Luckily he was smart enough to take off his tungsten wedding ring before his finger got too swollen. The next day, he begrudgingly agreed to go to the doctor. Sure enough, it was broken. Continue reading

This & That – LASIK in Korea!

We have had many experiences in Korea, but this one was probably the most bizarre. After a battle with allergies and contact lens rejection, I was given the green light to go ahead with the LASIK surgery I’ve longed for since childhood. With the recommendations of fellow English teachers and some of my co-teachers, we made an appointment with an eye hospital in Gwangju. Continue reading