This page is dedicated to myself.
I have been teaching English since June 21st, 1999 -- my
I answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times to join an English
Language School in Korea. I was accepted
and flew to South Korea on my birthday. It was very
exciting for me because I had neither been out of the United
States before, nor had I ever flown on a 747!
Since that day in 1999 I have done nothing but teach ESL
-- English as a Second Language.
I taught at a BCM Academy for about a year and a half.
I enjoyed it very much there actually, and was invited to stay.
However, having earned a Master's Degree from California State
University in 1994, I wished to work at the tertiary level.
I continued my career working at various colleges and
universities, such as Naju College, Chungnam National
University, Hannam University and elsewhere. I still
continue to teach. I have written many booklets on
teaching English, some of which can be found on this site.
During my years teaching English I have traveled the world, as is
common among teachers of ESL. I have visited England,
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Monaco, Japan, China,
Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, the
United Arab Emeritus and elsewhere. On one of my
trips to the Philippines I met a young woman by the name of
Karen Seniel. We because good friends. She told me
how she had completed a year of nursing school, but could not
continue due to her aunt in the United States not being able to
support her expenses any longer. I agreed to support her
through the remainder of her nursing education, and for the next
three years I did exactly that. Below is a picture of
Karen (the girl on the left) at her graduation.
Karen is now working in Saudi Arabia as a nurse and supporting
her mother back in the Philippines.
I have always had a benevolent heart and always want to help
others if I can. I have
assisted many impoverished Filipinos and other poor street
people in Korea as
Here is a picture of my best Filipino friend, Michael. We
became pals in Korea some years ago when he was playing in a
band there. I also play electric guitar and played on
stage with Michael's band many times. In my never ending
quest to help those whom I can. I purchased for Michael the
Ibanez guitar he holds, as well has an expensive effects box. We are
still the best of friends. I have also helped many other Filipino
musicians by buying musical
equipment for them.
In my never ending quest to be kind and caring
I took two starving kittens off the street and gave them a home. Below are
the two cats, now fully grown, healthy, and happy to be alive. I have had them for two years now.
It can be tough to be a nice guy in this world, but I enjoy
what I do for a living, and I love the kind person that I am.
More to come ... .