Heather Fisher is a mother, wife, and teacher who loves to learn new things, read, and walk. She lived in South Korea for 4 years with her family where she was an unintentional cross-cultural disaster and an inept language learner who still managed to be an English teacher, university professor, freelance editor and writer, corporate marketing executive, ESL curriculum writer, and homeschooling mother.
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Crossing Seas and Authorities
"This was my fate, 'Death by Shark Attack', promised to me by all my friends."
In Crossing Seas and Authorities from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 121, Adventurer Mike Reid discusses his journey kayaking from the west coast of Japan to South Korea. He shows us that riding the Sea of Japan/Korea was not always the most difficult aspect of the expedition — there’s always customs.
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I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.
BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.
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The Korean Spa Experience
BY DAN TERPSTRA
@ VOL 13
ON MAY 24, 2016
Dan & Michele Terpstra are the curators and co-organizers of Pecha Kucha Grand Rapids in Michigan. In 2013 they traveled to Korea for a life-changing trip. Here's one of the more absurd experiences they had in Seoul as Dan tried out the Asian spa experience! Shortly after, they became engaged and were married and have since travelled to Italy, Peru, the UK, Belgium, France, Utah, the Smokey Mountains, and much more.
Michele demonstrated as Dan spoke so keep an eye on YouTube for the true experience!
The pleasures of road running in Pyongyang
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@ VOL 7
ON SEP 14, 2017
Vera Scholz’s evocation of the 'pleasures’ associated with running in North Korea don’t exactly fit the stereotypical lens through which we are encouraged to view this somewhat secretive country. As this story unravels we learn the running event is secondary to Vera’s “self-delusional quest to look behind the scenes”, as she so succinctly expresses it. This captivating narrative is embedded in every image.
A Trip to North Korea
BY HEATHER DOUGLAS
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 13, 2017
"It was just all starting to become so tangible to me that I was probably somewhere where I should not be."
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A Magical Trip of a Lifetime
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@ VOL 3
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