If you read any of my posts from last week, you may have learned that this month marks 20 years since my wife and I first arrived in Chŏnju, South Korea, to teach English as a second language in a private academy, known as a hagwon.
It was a life-altering experience that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. A new culture, foreign language and customs, an economic collapse, political unrest, constant threats of attacks from North Korea, and more.
To celebrate this anniversary, I've decided to throw in a copy of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary, to whoever solves this month's photo challenge, Where In Ottawa. This story is a work of fiction, but it parallels our experiences in our first year.
I'm working on the sequel, though not as quickly as I would like. Not nearly as quickly as it will take you to solve my photo challenge.
For those of you who have never played Where In Ottawa and for those of you who need a refresher, here are the rules:
you will see a photo that I shot somewhere in the Ottawa area. Your job
is to identify the location by leaving a guess in the Comments section of this blog post.
your guess only in this post to qualify. Because the comments are
time-stamped, everyone who plays can see the date and time that an
answer is submitted.
If you try to guess by any other means, whether you're right or wrong, I
won't respond to that guess and you can't win.
For every day that the challenge isn't solved, I'll leave a clue in the top-left corner of my blog. Above the This is Me section.
first person to correctly identify the location wins the challenge. You can guess as many times as you
Think you know Ottawa? Prove it! Here is the photo: