Thursday, August 11, 2005

not much of an update

ok, this isn't much of an update, but figured since i'd have time i'd give it a go. it's thursday night and after tomorrow i'll have finished my first full week of teaching and i'll have been a resident of korea for a week! three day weekend coming up, not sure what i'll do yet, but i'll keep you posted. money is kind of tight considering i can't exchange my money for another week, but i think if i become broke dr. kim will give me another advance. i worked for about 2 hours tonight on my korean, but honestly don't know how much i'll remember. it was basically working on the reading (still clueless on the meanings!). i can sound everything out ok, but it takes a while and i still suck at the vowels. i'm gonna try and work hard on this though because it will definitely be helpful when i want to go explore on my own. the main thing i want to accomplish is reading restaurant menus with ease!

speaking of food, i just can't get over those triangle kimbaps they sell at 7-11 (yes, 7-11s are everywhere). they're only about 50 cents in us money (well, at the 7-11 next to my school. i discovered, much to my dismay, that the 7-11 sells them for 200 more won at the 7-11 next to my apartment. another thing i discovered, good coffee can be found! well, not exactly good coffee, but better than the instant hazelnut coffee filter bags that i have in my kitchen. they sell refrigerated cups of coffee in various flavors (i had a mocha and caramel macchiato today- except they were definitely made with coffee, not espresso.)

school is still going well, the kids are all pretty cute. i have a hard time not laughing at them when they're acting up because they really are funny. i had the same problem when i was student teaching music- guess i've always been one for humor over yelling. i think, if this year goes well, this is something i might consider for a career. i've always loved english and grammar, and i think it'd be cool to take a toefl or tesl certification class when i come home. that way i can go to prague when the year is over if i still want to travel abroad.

ok, enough for now. i'm sure i'll have more time to update on the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ITS ME, Arthur... not anonymous! Thanks for the email... found the blog OK, sent it to Tori too. Cant wait to hear more about the adventures in Korea!