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  • Member since: 01/13/10
  • roberts121 has written 30 Journal entries.
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About Me

I'm currently in the middle of a two year teaching stint in a public high school in Seoul, South Korea. I was only planning to stay one year but have fallen in love with the place, the job, the people and the food. And K-pop of course! Before South Korea I taught in Harbin, China for 5 months and spent a month travelling around the country. Currently saving up my wons to do 6 months volunteering in Cambodia and India before hitting South America. LIFE IS SWEET.
 

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alicepepp
alicepepp

Hello :) I am currently in China on the TTC/i-to-i...

Rozel09
Rozel09

I'm a Surrey girl, born and bred, and having lived...

Martha
Martha

 I phoned i-to-i back in October to enquire about TEFL...

ChrisE09
ChrisE09

I will doing the China internship in February 2010. Currently...

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roberts121 said: “GOOD LUCK! You'll love it! Ulsan is right next to...”
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aislingtynan
aislingtynan said: “hi just wondering about your job in korea? is your...”
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elliottravels
elliottravels said: “I was wondering if you could help me. I'm a...”
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donnalenora
donnalenora said: “Hi Everyone, I especially appreciate the honesty of your postings,...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Hey hey. Did i see that you went to the...”
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sksoul
sksoul said: “Hi! i was wondering how you got your job in...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Hey Roberts! I saw your last post and i have...”
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AlixM09
AlixM09 said: “test match special.  6 nations rugby.  British ale.”
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mahalath
mahalath said: “I'm also in South Korea, and I miss a lot...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Thanks for the advice lol :P I may just have...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Hey hey. Hows things going? Hope everything is still going...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Amazing picture! Where is this?”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “damn...it looks like i didn't get the job afterall. was...”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “hey there, the interview went ok but i doubt i...”
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LouiseC
LouiseC said: “Hi there! My name is Louise and I'm thinking about...”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “nah haven't had my interview yet but it's due this...”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “hey you...so that's how those rudolf underwear ended up on...”
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katieloudreaming
katieloudreaming said: “Now that I have stopped laughing......I have to say your...”
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i-to-i
i-to-i said: “It just makes me sad that you won't have the...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “hahahaha! Good luck! Made my day again. I can just...”
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majibade24
majibade24 said: “What a great adventure!!!! yeah your right there are nice...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Once again sounds like you had an amazing time. I...”
about Malaysia: where everybody wants to know your name PART 2. Bob and his rickshaw. (Post)
i-to-i
i-to-i said: “I think this is my favourite blog of yours Sophie...”
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Nayani
Nayani said: “Haha, I love how RANDOM this is! It's great!  ”
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nwood19
nwood19 said: “Funny adventures.  Try Egypt next!  The guys won't leave you...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “hahaha. The trouble free alcohol can get us in huh?!...”
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xmelx87
xmelx87 said: “Hey! Thanks for your comment! Im getting really excited now...”
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ThePreciousOne
ThePreciousOne said: “Heya, final question i think before i set off, how...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Thanks for the info :) i have a lot to...”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “Hey there, hows seoul treating ya! I'm soooooo stuck between...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Hey! Hope everything is going well. I am currently filling...”
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ThePreciousOne
ThePreciousOne said: “Heya hope your well, if you're not too busy then...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Thanks, yes unbelievable feeling when i finally finished the course...”
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rikkiluu
rikkiluu said: “Hi there, just wanted some info for applying for korea....”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Heeeeeey! Hows it going havent seen any blogs from you...”
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EmmaKane
EmmaKane said: “Hi I see that you're currently teaching in South Korea....”
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Lindsay03
Lindsay03 said: “Thanks very much, I'm sure there will be more questions...”
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Lindsay03
Lindsay03 said: “Hi Sophie, quick question for you. I'm going on the...”
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Johals
Johals said: “Hi, I have recently finished the full 145 Hour i-to-i...”
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ThePreciousOne
ThePreciousOne said: “heya just been reading your China blogs, all i can...”
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wendy88
wendy88 said: “Go with your heart! Argentina sounds fantastic. Like what mahalath...”
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mahalath
mahalath said: “I am in South Korea atm, and I think I...”
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honor
honor said: “Hey, Have you thought about Ecuador? Wages are pretty low,...”
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Eliomar
Eliomar said: “Go where YOU want to go.  If you desire Argentina,...”
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Timeflies
Timeflies said: “It's the same with holidays, work, travel, anything really. It we...”
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Belle4212
Belle4212 said: “Brilliant analysis of your first year. Happy anniversary!”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Great video looked like a lot of fun! :P”
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wendy88
wendy88 said: “hahaha there is something about korean men :P and I...”
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TOPoftheWorld
TOPoftheWorld said: “Wow! When I first started reading this I asked myself,...”
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Spiwak432
Spiwak432 said: “Hehehe!  Fabulous post!! I can say the same about Serbian...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “I am hoping to get in on the march intake...”
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jabbawock
jabbawock said: “Not May derrrrr October it was May but I need...”
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jabbawock
jabbawock said: “lol you joker! That was a good read but took...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Sounds like your having a great time! Pyjamas in the...”
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Elkist
Elkist said: “Hi! I am planning on teaching in South Korea next...”
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wendy88
wendy88 said: “I'm not really sure! Hopefully by the end of this...”
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wendy88
wendy88 said: “I think TOP is awesome too :) first thing I...”
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honor
honor said: “Love it - the handbag thing always baffled me too....”
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laura_mc
laura_mc said: “Happy teaching anniversary! I loved your blog. Couples wearing matching...”
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Europe
Europe said: “thanks for sharing your frank view of Korea of which I...”
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graceyelizabeth
graceyelizabeth said: “i wanna go i wanna go i wanna go i...”
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Molyneux74
Molyneux74 said: “I loved this it made me smile all the way...”
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beehappy86
beehappy86 said: “@MackieR - EPIK have stopped interviewing now but you could still...”
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MackieR
MackieR said: “Hello. I want to teach in South Korea. I was...”
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honor
honor said: “No! I love hearing about your misadventures... promise you'll blog...”
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Bianca18
Bianca18 said: “Hi there! Where are you teaching?? And where did you...”
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laura_mc
laura_mc said: “Wow - sounds like you're having an amazing time! You're...”
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lintse07
lintse07 said: “aww shoot i'm signed up for a temple stay tomorrow...”
about General stuff in Korea! (Post)
honor
honor said: “24-hours of not talking? Ugh! Sounds like an experience though...”
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bweedin
bweedin said: “Hey my friend Will is featured in this video!  Hi...”
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Rin
Rin said: “Aaah, how sweet of him!! <3”
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ClaireLucy
ClaireLucy said: “Sophie that's such a great video!! Thanks for sharing it!”
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honor
honor said: “Love it! Although it still does look a little nippy,...”
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Rin
Rin said: “Sounds awesome. Good times!”
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Helena
Helena said: “I am a teacher of English. I would like to...”
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travelingran
travelingran said: “Love the story of the Internet guy bringing you back...”
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robertclarke
robertclarke said: “Hi, Are you looking to work in China? Do you...”
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PixiePeel
PixiePeel said: “Hi there, sorry for the random add. Honor told me...”
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M-Tieleman
M-Tieleman said: “This video made me wish I was there. Nice...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIE!!!!!  Saw it on FB but as it's...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “AHAHAHAHA! I had two grade 6 girls point at my...”
about Concrete sunbathing, Chinese time-keeping and the art of honesty (Post)
Spiwak432
Spiwak432 said: “Lovely video!!!  What's the drum - n - bass song...”
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madlee
madlee said: “Which area of Haerbin are you living in? I used...”
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Rin
Rin said: “How terrible! I don't think I've seen a photo of...”
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sasheen4
sasheen4 said: “I too have been barked at by not so friendly...”
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sasheen4
sasheen4 said: “What an awesome video!!! Looks like your having an absolute...”
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Rin
Rin said: “HAHA! That sounds so awesome!! Make sure you video it!!”
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sasheen4
sasheen4 said: “Hi Sophie, No probs about the questions I scrapped that...”
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KateSilver
KateSilver said: “Oh my.  Yes, a little creepy but kind of funny,...”
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SamLennie
SamLennie said: “Haha sounds like fun! Make sure to get a video...”
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honor
honor said: “Haha, I'm sure the magic of the Sound of Music...”
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Rin
Rin said: “Wicked video. The kids look so cuute!! I will be...”
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SamLennie
SamLennie said: “Loving the new pictures Sophie!”
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Yance
Yance said: “masks and fur capes.... what the? :) Was this some...”
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honor
honor said: “The milky bar kid's granddad? We need photos...”
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honor
honor said: “Awesome - I'm out the office today, but I'll get it...”
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vaish
vaish said: “Love this post :) It's hilarious. I'll be in China...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “Dropbox - the bane of my life... seems to take...”
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Wonnacott1
Wonnacott1 said: “Hi. I've been thinking about teaching in china myself? How...”
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honor
honor said: “Oh my god - is this the infamous cake?!”
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honor
honor said: “I think you have to be online long enough for...”
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Roberto
Roberto said: “That was crazy sow! the worst we've had yet and...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “Oh Sophie! I saw my first blue sky today! And...”
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lintse07
lintse07 said: “oh dear god, i've just joined the korean gym, i...”
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caz-handley
caz-handley said: “i want you see your 'serious yoga face' sophie roberts!!”
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Yance
Yance said: “   Poor Will... That's just too funny and sad as...”
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Yance
Yance said: “That's funny. That would have been one funny video to...”
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honor
honor said: “This is absolutely hilarrriouus. I remember how moody Chinese taxi...”
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gazsha
gazsha said: “HaHA! Very funny blog!”
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Yance
Yance said: “   Wow, love your postings!  The Kindergarden vase line up...”
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AlixM09
AlixM09 said: “You deserve a medal for being able to speak at...”
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Roberto
Roberto said: “I think you need to listen to lady gaga a...”
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katefielder
katefielder said: “I love your blogs, keep writing!”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “Oh Sophie, your posts crack me up! Good luck with...”
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Clare101
Clare101 said: “Hehehehe!! Oh that sounds horrific, but sooo funny at the...”
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honor
honor said: “I think keeping a hip flask on you at all...”
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LeonPritchard
LeonPritchard said: “Am I going to have to carry around a hipflask...”
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honor
honor said: “Seconded - brightened up my day no end! Full marks...”
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LeonPritchard
LeonPritchard said: “Great post, everyone is looking at me becuase I spent...”
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lsummers86
lsummers86 said: “Probably the greatest blog post yet. Good work!”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “yeah, how are you finding the teaching? I just had...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “Aww, I'm jealous you have found some yoga - though...”
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rominafanzini
rominafanzini said: “Brilliant!! Sounds like you're having a lot of fun there!!!...”
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TommyP
TommyP said: “I've been placed in Zhenzhou, Henan province avec Dave Parkes...”
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rominafanzini
rominafanzini said: “Wow!! And I thought my week was tough!!! :D Keep...”
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TommyP
TommyP said: “Comical blog Sophie. I hope your still enjoying yourself... x”
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Sophiaboulton
Sophiaboulton said: “Hiya! I'm loving your blogs Soph! Great to hear that...”
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robertclarke
robertclarke said: “Haha I love the snorting of a vitamin C tablet!...”
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Leimoss
Leimoss said: “Epic! Oh crap does this mean that when researching the...”
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SamLennie
SamLennie said: “Sounds like you're having a great time Sophie! Looking forward...”
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meldb0124
meldb0124 said: “I have to say your blog just made me feel...”
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honor
honor said: “Haha - love some of the random chinglish you get...”
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gazsha
gazsha said: “Ha! Sounds like a good book, don't worry you will...”
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gazsha
gazsha said: “Ho Sophie hows your placement going?? Do you have crazy...”
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Borrix24
Borrix24 said: “I'm glad someone's enjoying their time in China! I've been...”
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Nayani
Nayani said: “Hiii Sophie! Glad you're enjoying it! Your blog is brilliant!...”
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ClaireLucy
ClaireLucy said: “Brilliant blog.  Your surroundings sound so beautiful - good luck...”
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honor
honor said: “No probs Sophie - glad you're having such a good...”
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Rozel09
Rozel09 said: “Sounds like you're having a great time Sophie! Can't wait...”
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honor
honor said: “Hey Sophie,   How are you finding induction week? It'd...”
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edna
edna said: “Invest in a proxy, and youtube/facebook problems aren't a problem!...”
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jenkins09
jenkins09 said: “Hi everyone!  I'm also going out for the China internship - tomorrow! ...”
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Nayani
Nayani said: “Hi Sophie, hope you're ready to go! Where are you...”
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kallenfranchise
kallenfranchise said: “No YouTube either!! ”
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madlee
madlee said: “Have a really great time in China! Unless you're living...”
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jadealexis
jadealexis said: “Im on the internship that starts in about a week...”
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shewhe
shewhe said: “Hi, Reading your blog and all the comments I am...”
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SKENT
SKENT said: “The luggage dilemma... I've opted for a 65 litre, 4...”
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dean
dean said: “http://chinesepod.com/lessons/whats-that-smell This lesson might inspire you to start learning Mandarin *wink*. I found...”
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anna1234
anna1234 said: “Haha, i never knew packing could be so fun. Yeh...”
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anna1234
anna1234 said: “Hey, just wanted to get in touch as you must...”
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honor
honor said: “Haha - sounds like Millets customer service leaves something to...”
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ParveenH09
ParveenH09 said: “Not goin too well!, still waitin for my visa! I...”
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ParveenH09
ParveenH09 said: “Hiya! Are you lookin forward to china! im startin to...”
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Things I Miss

  So, I've been teaching abroad now for nearly two years, with only a short holiday in England last Christmas. And now, finally, I'm so ready to go home. The problem is, I have six months left before my contract finishes. It's obvious from previous blogs that my adventure has been life-changing BUT always one to be honest, I thought I'd also post a blog about what exactly I do miss and what I'm looking...
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God...why do you always pick on me???

This is a true story which took place at Seoul airport after my trip to Malaysia. All I want to know is, God, why do you always pick on me??.... So, I was standing in the airport waiting for my rucksack to come round on the conveyer belt. I finally spot it and pick it up when I notice its got a massive tear in it. The entire front pocket has been torn off and is flapping down. I'm really...
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