I came to Asia with an intention to stay for only 6 months, now its been almost 4 years.
What can I say, I love living here.
Busan, the 2nd largest city in South Korea is an amazing city, its the same as Vancouver BC where I am from but a fraction of the cost of living with a lot more benefits.
The 2nd tjhing that has kept me here is my job as a university English Professor. It is a great gig, full time pay, part time hours and tons of vacation time. Many other expats I have met here also find it hard to leave a cushy lifestyle that this contract offers.
However most teachers here are working at Hakwons, teaching kids and these are tough jobs but thats were most ESL teachers have to start. I did my one year of hell and really greatful to have moved on to a uni position now as teaching college students is much more rewarding as you can see the difference.