Aneesa: About me… Well I like to talk, to cook and to dine with others. I laugh too loudly (and sometimes inappropriately…) I like to eat peanut butter out of the jar with a teaspoon and I like sleeping with the covers over my head. I am good at keeping secrets but bad at pretending to get on with people who I just don’t like. I love to drive, only if I have nowhere to go. I love kids (although I suspect they don’t feel the same way about me…) I love to travel and meet new people, eat new food, see things I’ve never seen. I love to read, to learn random things about the world we live in, to hear other people’s opinions, experiences, stories. I love Africa, but most especially South Africa. I love Faraaz now as much as I did when I was 16- he is the feet on the ground and I am the head in the clouds. I never really wanted to be a writer or a teacher but now I’m here…and I REALLY like it.
Faraaz: I’m a man. People ask me about cars, computers, gadgets, sports, martial arts and anime. Those questions I can answer. Questions about me? Not so sure I know what to say. I started off as an architect, in the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa. How I ended up teaching English in Korea is a mystery. I love the feeling of displacement, and have an unreasonable distaste for routine. I like driving, solitude and hiking. I am in love with a woman who like high heels and sleeping and is occasionally caught with her hand in the peanut butter jar. Never a dull moment it seems.
Here we are after 7 years (finally together) living, eating, breathing and experiencing life abroad. We both live in Chungnam province, South Korea… I live in Asan Si and Faraaz lives on Anmyeon Island. Enjoy our adventures!