Friday, April 30, 2010

Latest update!!

No class on Monday!!! haha So, I only teach two 4th grade classes and 2 5th grade classes on Thursday!!! Life is good!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The craziest week...OVER!!!!

Well...almost over! I've got to be a judge at a 4th grade speech contest here in 30 min. But, I thought I would go ahead and post since I have nothing to do. Well...I take that back. I have stuff to do, I just don't want to do it anymore. Like my *cough* TESOL *cough* haha But, I now only have 2 more units to complete!! I finished Unit 17 and turned that one in and Unit 18!!! Thanh is going to be so proud!! haha Anyways, had my first lesson for my adult classes this week. I was so stressed out! Freakin' out mostly. The beginner class went alright. I realized how beginner they really are. My intermediate class was much better. I actually could have a conversation with them. It was good!!

This week is the first time in two weeks that I met up with my dinner girls. We went to Hongdae which I had yet to visit. Hongdae is the place for night life. But, we just went there to eat. They made me choose since I had to come from a ways away, so we decided on western food and I spotted a burger place. So, we had to try it! It was called "Fresh Burger" I think. It was AMAZING!! I had a cheeseburger and onion rings! It was sooooo good! A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it! And they have Dr. Pepper. But I ended up getting a coke.

This weekend will consist of hanging out with Ronell today after school. Then Saturday working on finishing up my TESOL! Sunday possibly meeting a friend.

Next week is going to ROCK!!! I have class Monday, combined Adult class, then I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday, then class on Thursday, 5th grade speech contest, and then a mandatory Native English Speaking Teacher workshop on Friday which is basically us going sightseeing for the whole day. So I will only be at school for 2 days. haha I love it! Wednesday is Children's Day so we get off and our school decided to give us Tuesday off too. I can't complain!!

My parents are officially coming in September for like a week!! I'm super stoked!! They'll be here during Cheosok, so I have the WHOLE week off to spend with them! Then they're off to China for a few days...jealous!!!

Well that's all from me. Gotta go be a judge!!! haha Annyong!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Alright...I know I've been slacking in the whole...keeping people up to date thing. (Mom....don't be so pushy!!!!! haha) So, here goes. It's now been almost two months. I can't even believe it. It seems like I've been here for about 6. Yet, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. The last time I wrote...I was sick. I'm no longer sick but have realized that my allergies are worse here than they are anywhere else. Just being outside for a few hours causes many horrible horrible things. haha So, rest assured family and friends...I will not be living here for the rest of my life. However, the thought of staying here for more than one year is picking up some ground. I'm actually enjoying myself. I'm enjoying my job. I'm enjoying life. Even though my heart misses you'll just have to get over it....I kid I kid!

OK, so there have been a few additions to my daily life. I'm now teaching an Adult English conversational class at my school for the surrounding neighborhood. I'm responsible for the entire class. I have to make the level test, choose a textbook, and teach a beginner and intermediate class. The reason I agreed to this...MORE MONEY!!!! I'm getting a little over 600,000 won a month just for teaching the class. Life is good! There are 17 students. All but one is a mother of at least one student at my school. There are 7 people in the intermediate class and 10 people in the beginner class.

I've joined the teacher's volleyball team, which started it's first practice today. Let me tell you...Vice Principal Chang...who has to be about 60+ years old is one heck of a volleyball player. There are a couple of other guys on the team who are also pretty good and one other woman who is good. I wasn't sure what I was expecting from the teachers. But, I'm please to say they did not disappoint. I for one was afraid I would do the disappointing, but luckily I didn't do so bad. Apparently they were expecting me to be good....little do they know I'm not that great. Anyways...we had a tournament yesterday and we got 3rd place. We played two teams and about 5 games. My arms are still sore and a bit bruised. After the tournament all the players and some of the teachers that came to the game went out to dinner. I had a good time. Because Soju was involved there was a lot of laughter and loudness. And I got hit on by one of my co-workers. haha Totally awkward. He's 41, 5-2 classes homeroom teacher. And the vice principal was the one who translated what he said. haha Before we left he wanted to have another round with me. AHAHAHAHA I jetted out of there into the rain! lol

I'm almost done with my TESOL. I have about 2 1/2 units left!! Thanks to Thanh for reminding me everyday to work on it! haha Crazy boy! Anyways...I'm hoping to have it all done by Sunday. That is my goal. Saturday I will be working on it all day and Sunday. So wish me luck!!! I need to get that pay raise! With all the shopping I'm doing, I need more money. haha

Alright...I'm tired, so I'm going to bed...Nighty night!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quick note...

For those of you who can't figure out how to post a comment...there is a CBox on the right hand side. I would love to see who all is reading this. So, please feel free to leave a comment. It doesn't even have to be a full sentence. I'm getting quite used to understanding Korean short hand speech. haha You'll hear all about that in my next post! Until then...Annyong!!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sick and tired...

So, this is not really a post. I came down with something on Wednesday and I'm just starting to get over it. So, I haven't been sleeping very well. I don't really have the energy to really think back on the week. So, we'll just say that is wasn't all that great. I did get to spend a couple days with my friend Tara and Mia. Two girls from orientation. We are eating dinner weekly along with another girl from orientation. These girls are great and we are definitely hanging out a lot more this week. So, other than week was not so good.

P.S. please pray for my friend Emily and her family. For those of you who read my England blog...she lost her brother while we were in Italy. Well last Saturday she lost her father to a heart attack. So please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!