Category Archives: Random stuff

T2 students meet The Kinks



One thing I loved about teaching adults was that I could share my love for certain movies, TV shows and bands. Ever since I started teaching kids, the opportunities to share this kind of things with them have been less than a few, though. So it was with great pleasure that I learnt their book had the feature pictured above.


Video of the week #13: U-KISS – DORADORA (돌아돌아)


U-KISS was the first Kpop band I listened to when I first got interested in the country. I’m not a super fan or anything like that and I don’t even follow those music TV shows, but I’m under the impression they don’t get as much coverage as other bands, like Shinee, for example. Totally unfair, they’re much cuter and I like their dance moves better! Anyway, I’m super in love with this song and I would sing it constantly if I could actually speak Korean.

The world’s biggest pot is in Ulsan


One more of those posts stashed away a long time ago…

The Guinness Book recognised last June the world’s largest earthenware pot in Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea.  It weighs 172 kg and is over 2 metres tall. According to people from Guinness, “the attempt was coordinated in order to bring attention to onggi, a traditional form of Korean earthenware that is made mainly with clay and ash water.  Onggi can be used as everything from utensils to pots and containers for food, water, and other various substances.  The defining feature of onggi is its breathability.  Koreans refer to onggi as the ‘breathing pot’, and with good reason – it is porous and air can readily pass in and out, as opposed to plastic and other artificially-made substances.  The leads to food and beverages that are much tastier and fresher”.

Quite interesting, huh?