etruscangirl asked: Hello~ I have a question about the 깍두기 recipe that you posted. I followed the recipe exactly, but mine does not look as red as the picture you posted. Do you think I should add more red pepper powder? Thank you!! ^^
Mine looked paler in the beginning as well. The colour will darken more as it ferments, but you could try adding a bit more powder. The recipe also said to rub the powder into the radishes with your hands as you mix it (wear gloves so it doesn’t stain your hands), this might make the colour stick more, but I just used a spoon. Good luck, you’ll have to let me know how it tastes!
I agree completely with you. While I’m caucasian, I was born and raised in Latinamerica and have a Dutch last name - and…… I also think it’s a dreadful example to imprint on the students, especially young ESL learners, because it’s very unlikely that in one classroom (at least in the Western world) all students are going to be a homogeneous group. What I feel schools, colleges, whatever institutions are doing is misleading ESL learners into thinking that the only people who can teach them English must be a native English speaker from a native English speaking country, and to hell with any idea that IN FACT English is so diverse that it really does not matter if the English teacher comes from the UK or Mozambique or Argentina.
I worried about that too when I first applied for teaching. I found some places look specifically for Korean/Asian teachers (especially female ones). But yes, usually it goes the other way. :P
I feel you. Even when I was applying for international schools, I felt they wouldn’t accept me because I didn’t look Caucasian, meaning English couldn’t possibly be my native language (which it is.)
I worried about that too when I first applied for teaching. I did find some places look specifically for Korean/Asian teachers (especially female ones), but yes, usually it goes the other way. :P
“Sooo, what’s your background? Are you…Chinese?”
“No, actually, I’m Korean.”
“Right, nice…are you married?”
“Oh, I see. When I saw your name I wasn’t expecting you to be…Asian.”
“Yeah, well, Hammond is my maiden name. English is my first language.”
A conversation during yesterday’s interview for a PT, casual conversation academy run by Koreans, not unlike a couple other experiences I’ve had.
I’m not sure if I got the job, but pretty sure I’ll be first on the chopping block if the other applicants are equally qualifed…and not Asian.
I live in a multicultural city where I often hear complaints against caucasians of racism and racial discrimination. After recently applying to two English academies managed by and catering to East-Asian populations, however, I’ve been reminded that the pendulum easily swings the other way.
I’m not obligated to inform employers of my superficial name-ethnicity incongruence - even if you’re a language school catering to Asians. You’re not running an English academy in Asia where it may be acceptable to hire “White” people so you can visually advertise your “Englishness” (Still racial discrimination).
We live in a transient, global society where one should never make assumptions about ethnicity and language abilities based on last names or appearances. One should be especially reluctant to make assumptions in North America which has been largely populated by multiple generations of immigrants.
I have friends who are third/fourth-generation “Asians” and friends of mixed racial marriages with “foreign-sounding” names. My husband is a white-Russian immigrant who still forgets articles and prepositions and I’ve met Irish people I can hardly understand.
As an English academy or college hiring in Canada, I expect you to stand by the quality of your employees based on skill and character, not skin-colour and eye shape. The employer and potential students should assume that if I’m applying for the job and not lying on my resume, I’m a competent English-speaking applicant passionate about teaching.
I should not feel that my ethnicity compromises my chances of getting a job.