Had my first day of teaching today and it was a lot of fun. I will admit I was fairly nervous, but it all went well I have several classes with a few students in each class and each of varying ages and skill levels (age not necessarily a good indicator of skill level). The classroom is kind of warm but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
I noticed a few things while teaching today:
1. Korean middle school girls are very weird.
2. If you dress with style, the male students will compliment you and the female students will laugh, and behave strangely.
3. Korean middle school girls are weird, very weird.
4. Korean children are no different from American children with regards to fact that they will both do just about anything for candy.
5. Korean children are freakishly adorable even if they are misbehaving.
6. Korean middle school girls may account for at least half the worlds laughter.
As the day ended I realized that I was alone in a foreign country. It's a depressing feeling but I'm sure I'll be ok as long as I stay busy. There are a lot of things to do and see and I am really excited for all of it. Best of all me and Alex will be reunited in just a few months!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Well I'm into my first few days here in Korea it has been real fun so far. Here are a few pictures thus far:
Some Korean money, phone card and plane ticket stubb
If this seems strange, that's because it is; this is the way Samsung has chosen to advertise the S4 here...
Some pictures of Yeongtong (where I live)
This place at night is awesome
My apartment building!
This is my Hagwon!
The view from one of the Hagwon's balconies. This is a good view of Banwol-dong
Today's dinner Duck-gogi not to be confused with Dalk-gogi