One thing you might have to get adjusted to while teaching English overseas in Korea is the lack of English television from back home (sure, there's AFN but I want more). Okay, some of you might not be TV junkies like us, but you only realize how much you miss TV shows from back home when you're overseas. You might have remembered my previous post about how to watch free TV in Korea. We have cable TV but the selection is lacking. That's expected when you're living in a foreign country. Well, TVU player has been written off in my books so I thought I'd add another update for all you TV fiends out there.
I'm going to keep this simple and recommend two websites for your TV viewing needs. Right now the Stanley Cup playoffs are currently underway. The Vancouver Canucks had a thrilling game 7 victory over the Dallas Stars yesterday. There was no way I could've seen that game live in Korea--until now. Thanks to a handy tip from my friend Darryn, SopCast has live streaming channels from back home. You will need to download their WebPlayer (this lets you watch within your web browser). There are lots of sports channels, network channels, and movie channels. I'm not going to get into the specifics (there's a FOX/CBC/CTV/NBC channel!), but I'll let you peruse the site to find out more.
The next website for your TV viewing needs is TV Links. This site is a junkie's dream. If you haven't heard of this already, it can be either a good thing or bad thing because once you get started you won't be able to stop watching all the streaming shows. You'll have to see what I mean when you visit their site. Currently, I'm watching 24, Prison Break, and Lost. I hope you enjoy these websites and may your butt get sore from being a couch potato. =)
I usually have a picture with every post, so here's a random food picture dug up from the recent archives--homemade breakfast (omelette, prawns, hashbrowns, salsa):