Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
#2. HOOTERS! I've never been inside a hooters before in my life, but we saw that there was one and decided we had to go and check it out. It was authentic for sure, with the spandex shorts and tank tops. It was also (of course) full of foreigners. I had a burger and it was pretty decent, the first red meat I'd eaten in Korea! Fun times.
#4. This is an (awful) picture but a picture nonetheless of the crowded subway on Saturday afternoon. This is not just people getting on, this is how full the train is-- to the point you might fall out once the doors open. There was alot of throwing elbows happening here. We took a picture because we couldnt get on.
Friday, October 8, 2010
#1. Here is my "Yale" class. They can be alot of fun, but often seem to be the reason why I have no voice or energy at the end of the day.
#2. Below is my "Cornell" class. Those kids are 90% darlings that are mostly well behaved and alot of fun.
#4. Here is the handwashing and teeth brushing area. These sinks are shorter than my waist. The kids line up here before and after they eat anything, and they also brush their teeth here (as do I). Good luck getting to the sink after the kids have eaten lunch-- its a madhouse!
#5. Here is the hallway. Notice I took a picture at the beginning of the day where it looks clean and spacious. You should see it after class has ended-- its a miracle I haven't broken a leg yet! All the kids come rushing out at once when the bell comes on and it is CRAZY.
#6. This is the playroom. There are a few instances where I have used this particular room as a bribe to get work done. None the less, it is awesome and personally the slide is my favorite.
#7. These are (obviously) the kindie urninals. They look like something out of Despicable me if you've seen it....When Vector uses his shrink ray and shrinks the toilet. Either way these urinals are small and come to about my knee. They're so cute that I had to take a picture of them!
So I'm sitting here right now thinking about my life this past June and how I was planning a wedding, trying to get a job in Korea and quitting my jobs in Canada hoping all of these plans were going to work out and basically going crazy in the process. In any case, the month of June was chock full of interviews for all sorts of jobs all over Korea. One of the positions we had been offered was at "Paju English Village." We turned it down thinking it might be like living in Frosh week for an entire year with the amount of foreigners living and working within the same isolated vicinity.
Anyways, this past week we had a field trip where we got to visit the place and see first hand what it's like! We were pretty excited about a half-day away from the school and ended up having a pretty decent time. Paju is like a Canada's Wonderland only without rides and only English is allowed to be spoken. First the kids had to go through "immigration" and then after we did some english games and saw a pretty decent musical. I mean it was lame as %&# but the kids seemed to like it alot. The lyrics of "change for you, change for me...." is still burning my ears. Anywhere here are a few pictures of the very fun day!
Evan and "Harvard" class. The one kid has the best fashion sense I've ever seen on a boy, hopefully we'll have a picture in the future.
A tiring day for a kindergartener!