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It’s been three years since I first opened the door to my classroom at Bucheon Girls’ High School. I still remember how awkward and disoriented I felt because of the strength of the language barrier, the newness of the Korean school schedule, and the difference in the school curriculum. At first, both the students and teachers were extremely shy and reserved. To be clear, they were very welcoming and polite, and they were always greeting me in the hallway and smiling excitedly, but most of the teachers were unwillingly to really open up and talk to me due to their shyness when speaking English (and probably because I was a bit intimidating as well).

In turn, I felt extremely isolated and alone at first, especially for that long hour at lunch time when I ate at a table surrounded by nothing but Korean conversation. I knew many of my co-workers and students spoke English, yes, but I didn’t know how to get them to speak English with me, and I knew that I just had to figure out a way, somehow, to make them comfortable with me.

I tried my best to open myself up to my fellow teachers and students and ask questions about Korean culture, language, and pronunciation. My mistakes in speaking Korean and eagerness to learn allowed them to feel less nervous around me about their mistakes in English. This in turn led to me telling them little details about myself and my life, to show them some pictures, and tell them some stories. Slowly, they too reciprocated in kind.

I wrote little notes about the students I talked to. “Third student from the left at the third desk: has round glasses, likes Big Bang. Spoke with me Tuesday after class, smiles a lot.” I made sure to look up all the music they suggested, even if I wasn’t into it (YET!), so that I could bring it up with them next class. My eagerness to communicate with a few students from each class trickled over to other students and classrooms. They all soon began suggesting their favourite bands, inviting me to their club activities, and openly stopping me in the hallway to chat about TVXQ and the recent American drama they watched.

Within a couple of awkward and hard-working months, I felt totally at ease with my school. As a result, in my three years at my school I attended graduations, entrance exam cheering sessions, sports days, club activities, school festivals, school plays, school trips, band performances, teacher team-building trips, and made a new best friend who I’ll be friends with forever…석복…(if you’re reading this, that’s you!) ^^ All of these memories are filled with laughter and smiles from the most excellent co-workers I’ve gotten to know, and my super-awesome-funny-clever-amazing-talented-warm-hearted students.

My lesson plans got better each year; I learned what worked and what didn’t, how to keep my students interested, and how to help motivate disinterested students. My teaching style became smoother and more confident each year, and my new students’ shyness didn’t bother me, because I knew how to eventually overcome it. The positive and negative reactions my students had to my lessons were the clearest indications as to whether I succeeded or failed, so I really have to thank the students for teaching me what a good teacher should be like. I’ve grown a lot because of them, and for that I am grateful.

During my last week of school, everything my students did made me cry like a sucky baby sissy pants…”Martina, here is some chocolate” *sob* “Martina, we wrote a song for you” *sob* “Martina, we got a cake for you” *SOOOOBBB*. I know I’m moving on to a different career path now, and that I won’t be teaching at my school anymore, but teaching is something I’m going to miss and fondly remember. Many of my students said to me during that last week, “Martina, don’t forgot us, okay?” As if I could! It is totally impossible for me to forget my experience at Bucheon Girls’ High School as they have forever changed me in the most positive way. I’ll really really miss you all.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives and don’t forget me! ^^

*sob*

ToFebruary
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  1. StephanieKlein

    Hi Martina! I know this is an old post, but! I’m a former ESL-teacher expat, current US public school English teacher looking to have an experience at an all-girl’s high school over summer break to bring back to my students. I’m looking for a contact at such an organization but alas, all sites are in Korean and my Korean language skills suck! Any email addresses, names of current teachers or the like to share? Pleeeese? ;)

  2. Hi That’s really great! Congratulations on your new career path! I’m sure no one can replace the amazing vibe you set forth for the Korean staff and students. I’m also a teacher in Bucheon and I have a very difficult time finding ways to get them comfortable with me. You should be very proud! Cheers! =)

  3. Morpheus

    What if i told you, you didnt censor the face of the instructor properly? kkkkk

  4. SWalkerTTU

    For those concerned, Martina and Simon have become full-time bloggers and cultural conduits. They make a living at it.

  5. imanftislandfan

    after seeing how school there is like all i can think is THAT’S how school’s supposed to be 

  6. SpressLoves WonderGirls

    Martina, this brought back memories of my time teaching in Taiwan. The warmth and kindness felt was unforgettable. Thanks for sharing this. Btw, saw you and Simon at Korean Music Wave in Google – wish I had said hello. so… “Hello!”

  7. bri nguyen

    Someone tell me what she does now?? D; I wanna know, is it just her youtube videos now???

  8. This is so touching!! You are so loved at your school!! I’m totally jealous! :D

  9. Grace Burtman

    Watching you and Simon teaching and doing fun activities with your students has really made me think about becoming a teacher. It seems like a ton of fun! :)

  10. teniya marie

    I’m so proud of you guys! I have wanted to teach overseas for the past six years, and am working hard in college to achieve my dream! When my family discourages me, I watch your videos (silly and serious) and it makes me work harder and continue to strive forward. You will never know what happiness your site/videos bring into my life. Good luck with the website~ I will continue to support you!

  11. This post/Video was incredibly heart warming and touching! :D Everytime more i’m addicted to you guys videos and I have so much fun watching you two ^_^ What career will you pursue now?

  12. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. So beautiful and touching. Now I’m sobbing too. 

  13. awhh tis is thats so sad, wait y r u leaving…maybe it says somewhere but i.can.not.read.idk

  14. Christina Shandro

    Hello Martina (and Simon)…
    I’m teaching at a middle school and I’m wondering about the little caricatures at 4:03-4:05 in your video. Did you have all your students make them of themselves? of a partner? during summer camp? on the first day of school? the last? How did you use them and how did you get your students to make them?

  15. cmk14204

    HI!! Martina!!  Do you remember me? I’m not sure about that. I’m Gaeun. I will never forget camping with you during summer, winter vacation. I really miss you. 

  16. VBNinja

    Cute…sad…very cool memories.

  17. 부럽다 저런 선생님있었으면 
    매일같이 즐거웠을텐데. 근데 부천여고 선생님이었다니 믿기지 않는군..
    나도 부천에 ì‚´ê³  있구만…으흑 ã…¡ã…¡

  18. I was a student of this lovely school about 20 years ago and currently away from Bucheon. So, it’s been a great time for me to see this video clip. Thank you for posting this and hope you had wonderful time there.

  19. O gosh, I hate entries / videos like this, because I always tear up. T_T This is a really cute video, and your students seem to be amazing!

  20. Copying Error

    You know what’s funny? I think an all-girls middle school in Bucheon is where I got assigned to after the  whatever test it was I took as a sixth-grader in Korea.  I moved to the US after finishing elementary school in Korea and started middle school here. This video made me wonder how different my life would have been had I stayed in Korea. I know things turned out better for me in the US, but I often wonder about how different my life would have been.

  21. Wait, why aren’t you teaching anymore?

  22. Vincent Kukua

    Really great video. I wish you both luck on your new adventures in Korea. Does this mean Eat Your Kimchi is going to become 2 Days 1 Night foreigner-style? It’s be awesome to see you guys finding your way across different parts of the country.

  23. akonasitiem

     Ahw .. this made me sad , but now im thinking abouth being a teacher because of you guys.. im just 3rd yr. high school and planning on teaching .. but can you give me some good ideas or professions that i can do ? because i want to work there in korea .. what are some good professions ? pls . suggest some ^^ i really really love your couple :)))

  24. Have fun back in Canada. I hear Toronto is lovely this time of the year. 

  25. This video almost made me cry! >.< 

  26. jazzyfish

    OMG! the jonghyun tiger suit… *jealous glare*….

  27. Green_rose_1010

    what are you going to do instead of teaching im confused

  28. Joanna jakway

    It’s so touching, I’m going to cry!!!!
    Martina, fighting!!!!

  29. Anonymous

    Anyone happened to know the name of the song?

  30. Nathan1011

    학생들에게 참 좋은 추억이 되었으리라 믿습니다.
    만약에 저의 학창시절에 당신같은 선생님을 만났더라면… ã…Žã…Ž
    지금과는 달리 영어를 아주 아주 사랑하고 있겠죠^^

  31. Geun Young Park

    I became your huge fan!!!! You are so talented!!!

  32. eric yun

    Good to watch it, actually, when I was a high school student, there was an American English teacher though, she didn’t enjoy her life like you. I think your persnality is quite good match with Korean and the culture. 
    it is a very funny and nice video!!   

  33. 와 ~ what a lovely video! plenty of funny moments ^^ Martina you’re lucky to have had such wonderful time while you were working! I’m sure you won’t forget this adorable students xD And I wish you a lot of success in the next step of your life and work! Fighting! 

  34. 와 ~ what a lovely video! plenty of funny moments ^^ Martina you’re lucky to have had such wonderful time while you were working! I’m sure you won’t forget this adorable students xD And I wish you a lot of success in the next step of your life and work! Fighting! 

  35. 와 ~ what a lovely video! plenty of funny moments ^^ Martina you’re lucky to have had such wonderful time while you were working! I’m sure you won’t forget this adorable students xD And I wish you a lot of success in the next step of your life and work! Fighting! 

  36. 와 ~ what a lovely video! plenty of funny moments ^^ Martina you’re lucky to have had such wonderful time while you were working! I’m sure you won’t forget this adorable students xD And I wish you a lot of success in the next step of your life and work! Fighting! 

  37. 와 ~ what a lovely video! plenty of funny moments ^^ Martina you’re lucky to have had such wonderful time while you were working! I’m sure you won’t forget this adorable students xD And I wish you a lot of success in the next step of your life and work! Fighting! 

  38. From-to

    funnnnnnnnnn!!! what are you going to do in korea?

  39. From-to

    funnnnnnnnnn!!! what are you going to do in korea?

  40. Mt_jrockforce

    awww this is so saddd :(((( this was such a wonderful video and I had to lol at the picture with the cartoon martina next to TOP xD!

  41. Livlivliv

    are you moving back to canada?

  42. Tenzin_choedon2003

    i feel sad . that u are leaving this school. you really made a wonderful video.

  43. Tenzin_choedon2003

    i feel sad . that u are leaving this school. you really made a wonderful video.

  44. alicia.tara

    Why are you leaving?
    you and simon are such great teacher..

  45. why are you leaving the highschool?

  46. why are you leaving the highschool?

  47. Anonymous

    the video was very touching. will you guys still be in Korea? or are you returning to Canada?

  48. Luniferagirl

    AAhhhh… you make me cry!:

  49. Pinklolli

    what would you be doing next year then? if you not teaching :(

  50. Lovekaramito

    how sad wish u could stay with them

  51. Very lively bunch of kids. I hope my students are as fun as they seem to be.

  52. now, where are you going to work?  O:

  53. Alex Song

    So what are you going to do now that you’ve given up teaching??

  54. Companion Cube

    I don’t get all teary when watching emotional girls’ movies, but this made me tear up :)

  55. Katrina Caraballo

    Aww! just watching the vid made me sad and we can tell how your students love you…i wish i had a teacher like you in school but have fun and good luck with your new job! ^_^

  56. ok seriously this made me cry so i can already tell that i’m going to cry like a baby lol

  57. ing ing T.T  so sad.  you and simon are the best teachers ever!

  58. Kim Pam

    aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww, so sweet, but we all know that you are going ton enjoy a lot the new journey you are begining!!!!1

  59. ashanti

    I wish you the very best of luck in your new job :) And loved the video, you can see your students really loved you ^^

  60. Aww just watching made me sad for you T_T….but its a new beginning! Fighting!

  61. Cassiopeia

    Awww such a lovely story. But what are you going to be doing next? 

  62. Cassiopeia

    Now I want to be an English teacher in Korea too, so I could chat with my students about TVXQ. lol. 

  63. Aaahw, this is sooo touching ^^,
    just keep in touch with your student and everything wil be a-okay ^^ ;p

    and I hope you’ll enjoy what you are choosing to do afterwards
    so keep up the good work ö
    ’cause your video’s always make me smile and lol ^^) xD

  64. Henna Loves Taemin

    Awww this made me feel for you <3 MARTINA JJANG <3 

    i'm surprised no one got you TOP for a present xD but hey, you'd be an awesome teacher~!! 

    so what are you doing after D:

  65. aww =( so are you heading back to canada?

  66. EllieMei

    Are you going back to Canada or are you starting a new career path in korea?

  67. Amjforever

    Hi Martina teacher!  Thank you for teaching English conversation…I’ll never forget you.. Dont forget me ..!! ^^

  68. and then what now? :( are you still gonna teach but in different school or move back to canada?

  69. I totally wanted to cry. The video was fantastic and quite brilliant. It has always been a dream for me to visit Korea and I think I will go once I am done with University. Have fun and good luck. 

    Amber

  70. ahh that made me so sad haha your students are so adorable!! 

  71. Awww this was so sad! But I gotta ask what are you going to be doing now? Just working on the videos and stuff?

  72. This seriously made me cry T^T I’m so glad you had such an awesome experience there!

  73. Erin Kelly

    I’m a teacher here too, Martina, and even though I don’t know any of these kids, this video made me tear up.  It’s clear from this video that you had an important impact on the lives of these girls and I’m sure they’ll never forget you.  It’s so nice for them to have this blog so they can check in on your lives and see how you’re doing, which I’m sure they will.  Best of luck with the video venture and I’m sure that if the mood ever strikes they’d welcome you back to Bucheon Girls’ High School with open arms.

  74. Erin Kelly

    I’m a teacher here too, Martina, and even though I don’t know any of these kids, this video made me tear up.  It’s clear from this video that you had an important impact on the lives of these girls and I’m sure they’ll never forget you.  It’s so nice for them to have this blog so they can check in on your lives and see how you’re doing, which I’m sure they will.  Best of luck with the video venture and I’m sure that if the mood ever strikes they’d welcome you back to Bucheon Girls’ High School with open arms.

  75. Supajupa

    That’s so sweet!    ( TT^TT )

  76. Supajupa

    That’s so sweet!    ( TT^TT )

  77. Aww I’m you’ll miss you dearly ! You’ve been so great to your students  ^__^ I would like to wish you all the best with whichever career path you choose to take. With your positive attitude you can achieve anything ! Good luck :D  

  78. :o @ 2:07 Onew’s Leader Cow suit and Jonghyun’s Bling-Bling Tiger suit from Hello Baby :D Awww…I think i almost lost it when i saw the Drawings of you :’)) It seemed like you really had fun there and i bet, they’ll never meet another teacher as great as you…<3

  79. Video full of Korean schoolgirls?…BEST-EVER…u reached the top…isn’t it demoralizing that nothing u’ll make in the future will be as good?…lol

  80. although i’m really touched by this story beyond what you think….i gotta ask… no music monday???

  81. i had goosebumps when i read this article. I wish you could be one of the teachers here in Malaysia at my school.

  82. i had goosebumps when i read this article. I wish you could be one of the teachers here in Malaysia at my school.

  83. i had goosebumps when i read this article. I wish you could be one of the teachers here in Malaysia at my school.

  84. i had goosebumps when i read this article. I wish you could be one of the teachers here in Malaysia at my school.

  85. Aintthatpretty09

    awww this made me want to cry…I have decided to go for it and pursue ESL in korea!! I hope to be as brilliant as you and have such a wonderful effect on my students…again thank you for being such an inspiration to me and my sister. 
    much love from england
    xoxo

  86. Alizée GONZALEZ

    wowow even if it’s not me I’m so sad too now! Good luck Martina! whatever you do, we know you always do it with a positive mind!

  87. I would have loved english if you were my teacher :)

  88. The world needs teachers like you that actually care about their students. (: Good luck.

  89. it’s sure is hard to say goodbye…. 
    but this isnt necessarily a bad thing! it’s a beginning to a new chapter in your awesomely wonderful life! goodluck! &i guess if u do miss teaching that much, u could always go back and teach since u seem like such a great teacher! 

    P.S. i absolutely love how cartoon Martina is next to TOP!!

  90. awww…. are you still staying in Korea? Please stay! :)

  91. awww…. are you still staying in Korea? Please stay! :)

  92. This video brings back all the memories of leaving my third graders after student teaching….I won’t know how to handle leaving my Kindergarderers her in Korea…

  93. Blazingstar91

    awwwwwww…… the girls will surely miss you……

  94. what a wonderful experience! the good thing about teaching is that once you’ve tried it and loved it, you can always go back to it if you feel like it. but, hey, it’s important to look forward to new things as well, and there’s loads of neat things waiting for you :) congratulations for being such a great teacher and positive vibes for the new projects to come!

  95. Have you ever thought about writing a book?  I mean, a lot of people probably think about following in your and Simon’s shoes – but don’t have that much (or any real) teaching experience.  I’m just saying it would help out a ton to have a mentor like you if I do make it over and it ends up as a ESL teacher.

    • I agree 100%! I want to teach English as a second language as well, in Japan eventually, and your experience in Korea sounds incredible. We’d all love and appreciate it! Thank you for your blog. :D

  96. awwwwwh *sob*!!! I love you Martina, you are such an inspiration~ I want to learn korean so badddd! Seeing you travel across the world and adapt so quickly, gives me a lot of courage! Thanks, and don’t be sad!  I love your videos with Simon! They always make my day! I never cease to smile or laugh when I watch you guys. You both have an amazing gift. Your videos spread so much happiness and love. Good luck!

    your fan
    Emily <3

  97. meekamoose

    aw~ TT^TT i wanted to visit you the next time i went to korea~
    but i guess i’ll just have to stalk you to your house lol
    anyway, i hope you find another job that’s even better than your teaching job at this school
    so hwaiting!!! >ㅁ< lol c ya soon guys (mostly me to you)

  98. Please teach again… 3-5 vids are okay.. I mean I LOVE ur vids but if u miss your students you should do what u love which is teaching. THis vid made me cry. Martina you really do look upset and as if you were about to cry so plz…. TTT-TTT

  99. To be honest, I cried while watching the video even though I don’t have anything to do with it.  I just find it sad.. I’m graduating from high school in Canada and I’ll miss my teachers very much. Well I already do even though there’s still one week left. You’ve made your decision, I know that you love being a teacher. I wish you happiness in your new career (In whatever you decide to do) and I’ll wait for more awesome videos from you guys! :)

  100. Tellll!!!

    What is your new career path? I know Simon isnt teaching either but its really bugging me that you havent told us what your going to be doing now…

  101. Wow, that actually made me pretty sad :( But I know you’ll be busy with your new job. 

  102. I’m studying teaching at university and I must say that you are a GREAT teacher… You have the passion and all the braveness that is needed to actually deliver knowledge and you LOVE your job…

    It’s gonna be a great loss for all the teachers, but I wish you the best for this new path.
    Greetings from Chile!!

    P.D: BTW, I haven’t really watched your videos, but I know them by my girlfriend ^^U

  103. I’m studying teaching at university and I must say that you are a GREAT teacher… You have the passion and all the braveness that is needed to actually deliver knowledge and you LOVE your job…

    It’s gonna be a great loss for all the teachers, but I wish you the best for this new path.
    Greetings from Chile!!

    P.D: BTW, I haven’t really watched your videos, but I know them by my girlfriend ^^U

  104. Kizzy_Luv10

    Awe this is so sweet. If i was one of your students I would be truly touched. 
    If your not going to be teaching anymore, what will you be doing?

  105. Kizzy_Luv10

    Awe this is so sweet. If i was one of your students I would be truly touched. 
    If your not going to be teaching anymore, what will you be doing?

  106. *lip wobbles*

    Awww, that was so lovely ^^ I hope when I’m a teacher students will love me like they love you ^^

  107. Guys Simon and Martina will still Live in Korea, they already have a new apartment. =) They just want to focus on the website more, to make it bigger. 

  108. So sweet!

    Why were there so many toothbrushes???

  109. yukijumuse

    OMG PLZZZZZZ STAY IN KOREA!!!!!! WHAT JOB R U GOING TO DO?????…… this too made me cry :’(

  110. Among some of the sappy comments I have to put in my wondering. I know there is a certain visa for teaching, and I know there are other specialized employment visas, but what visa will you two be staying on for just blogging? As far as I knew it was required to have an actual employer within the country to get a standard employment visa? :3

  111. why are you not teaching anymore?? are you going to teach at  another school??

  112. KpopKitty

    So what are you guys doing now for a job? Because I know Simon also doesn’t teach anymore?

  113. omo what’s this….*sob* I too crying like a sucky baby sissy pants *sob*

  114. Wondergrl16

    i cried reading this too!! T-T  So saaaad!!!

  115. Omg, I cried like a baby just by reading this lol

  116. I absolutely LOVED the video & thought it was very touching…because of what you did, by teaching in Korea, you’ve sparked an interest in me to also teach. I love the Korean culture and can’t wait to graduate from University myself to be able to experience everything you just stated…keep doing the awesome things you do :)

    <3

  117. Anonymous

    I LOVE the video. Thank you for sharing this and thank you to all your students. Ladies, you all helped Martina become the woman she is today. And I hope she helped you become even more amazing. 

    And yes, I cried. 

  118. Stephanie

    I wish you all the best, Martina. I’m sure you have touched a lot of people’s lives in that school, and they have touched yours. Keep being the awesome people you and Simon are. I’m a fan for life!!!

  119. Koreancockapoo

    why is she no longer teaching?? PLEASE REPLY!!

    • Haleywied

      Simon& Martina are going to be focusing on their video projects so that is why Martina isn’t going to be teaching. The videos are going to be their job now

  120. Anonymous

    Aww is sad you’re leaving. I liked your stories of your school.

  121. Trackpanda007

    You aren’t leaving Korea are you?! I  mean you shouldn’t be..you just bought a new house/apartment/officetel! And what I noticed about your video…is that it seems that EVERYONE got along! unlike my school where there are different groups and hatred towards people. It appeared the whole school had fun with one another! What a great experience! I’ve been told to be a teacher there..but I’m too shy! I think I’d fail terribly at teaching…:P Sorry you had to leave Martina..and good luck with your new career! What is it by the way?

  122. You know for a minute there I got scared that you guys won’t be making videos anymore! Still, the video was bittersweet. Good luck to you guys, and see you in Korea!!!

  123. 패트리샤

    But… but… but… What visa??
    (Also, can I have your job?)

  124. *gasp!*
    Please don’t tell me that you’re leaving Korea! 8/

  125. I love this so much. This all the more makes me want to teach English in Korea when I graduate college. I am sad and excited for you Martina, and I really truely hope you never stop making videos and doing fun and new things. I know I don’t know you, but I feel like you and Simon are my friends and I worry about you and think about you alot. Martina fighting!! Simon fighting!! Spudgy fighting!!! =D

  126. TANIAAA

    Beautiful video, I’m glad you had such a good experience.
    I plan on embarking on a similar journey in 2 years!
    Hopefully I get to meet you guys in korea… otherwise, see you in toronto! ; ]
    ps. teaching tips – tell me juuur secrets x [

  127. i really loved this it was so sad. FIGHTING!!!

  128. Over50hours-chan

    “I know I’m moving on to a different career path now, and that I won’t be
    teaching at my school anymore, but teaching is something I’m going to
    miss and fondly remember.” does that mean you’re not going to be a teacher anymore ??

  129. LOVE♡MARTINA♥LOVE

    I just wrote this comment, but disapeared..ã… ã… 
    Martina!! I’m Bucheon Girl’s Highshcool student!!!!!! I’m waiting for this video, It is very touching..My name is Byul, Do you remember?:D I see this blog everyday~~*^^* Martina! Always happy, healthy♥ I’LL MISS YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!!! chu~ã…Žã…Žã…Žã…Ž

  130. LOVE♡MARTINA♥LOVE

    Martina!! I’m Bucheon Girl’s Highshcool student!!!!!! I’m waiting for this video, It is very touching..
    My name is Byul, Do you remember?:D I see this blog everyday~~*^^* Martina! Always happy, healthy♥ I’LL MISS YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!!! chu~ã…Žã…Žã…Žã…Ž

  131. Michelletracygosse

    oh you guys, you almost make me cry

  132. chococat1084

    so sadT^T but touching.

  133. miki-chan

    Does this mean you’re leaving Korea? Or are you just going to a new school?

  134. Eatyourkimchifan

    OMG!!!!!!!! THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TOUCHING!!!!! 

    I loved the last part when you closed the door. It was so symbolic, and the little sprinkle thing made it seem like a fairytale! 

  135. That was absolutely LOVELY…I admit I got a little *wibbly~* myself watching it. I think I’ve told you before that my Mom was an English Lit. teacher – we couldn’t go anywhere with out running into one of her students – They LOVED her! ran up and hugged her – she brought home presents, poetry & pics. Your students (and co-workers) reactions to you are a manifestation of your outpouring to them…you’re simply gathering the love you’ve sown! KUDOS to you! I wish you all success in your new passion ~ hugs to both of you. :)

  136. wait that doesn’t mean your leaving Korea RIGHT!!!!….

  137. Ok. I full on cried with this one.

  138. i know its sad but u guys always wanted to be your own boss, wish u guys much success!!!

  139. Are you planning to work somewhere else? what career path are you going to? (you mentioned that you’re moving on to a different career path in the post)

  140. so, now you guys are focus on video only? how can u live with that? I mean people watching you guys video doesn’t mean you two make money. I’m wonder you guys.

  141. ps. this also made me tear up!! i’d be a mess if i were in martina’s shoes. sooo sentimental am i.

  142. Jouri Postma

    Well everything has to come to an end. ;( most off the time its good because you are open for new chances again! Goodluck, thank you!

  143. <3 well done, martina!
    i wish you good luck in this next chapter of your life!!!

  144. so many great memories!! this video is such a wonderful way of commemorating them. ^_^

  145. so many great memories!! this video is such a wonderful way of commemorating them. ^_^

  146. WOW it’s awesome school with awesome students! crying right now~ T^T

  147. WOW it’s awesome school with awesome students! crying right now~ T^T

  148. Leikatie

    my eyes got a bit watery while reading this

  149. Leikatie

    my eyes got a bit watery while reading this

  150. Congratulations Martina!! You are so cool!! ^^ 

    I hope you will keep talking to your students and visit your highschool!!

  151. Congratulations Martina!! You are so cool!! ^^ 

    I hope you will keep talking to your students and visit your highschool!!

  152. Linachu

    so, is simon also going to be leaving his job too?

  153. I love your vid… is sad to end something but you have good memories ^^

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  289. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  290. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  291. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  292. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  293. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  294. OMG THAT MADE ME TEARY EYED!!!  why r u leaving though?

  295. Estefany Srai

    i would love to be in your class!

  296. Estefany Srai

    i would love to be in your class!

  297. Estefany Srai

    i would love to be in your class!

  298. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  299. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  300. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  301. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  302. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  303. What are you going to do now?

    You’re video is great! I wish I had an English teacher like you in High school :3

  304. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  305. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  306. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  307. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  308. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  309. Anonymous

    omg this video is awesome!!!
    it’s filled with good memories ♥
    it almost made me cry T______________T (of happiness xD)
    I love the video xDDDD
    hope you and your students keep in touch :3

  310. dang, second. just missed being first :(

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