Thursday, May 29, 2008

I heard produce here was expensive, but 49,000 won for a few grapes is absurd.

Annyong Haseyo!

Gweh-song-heh-yo (sorry) it's been so long since my last post, but this is the first opportunity I've had to update. The last two evenings we've had to stay at the testing center until 9pm to complete our training courses. It's been tiresome, but despite the complaints echoed across the walls of the teacher's lounge, I've actually been having a fantastic time.

Last night was fabulous. A group of us had Korean bbq and decided it was less desired, rather imperative that we cut loose.  We indulged ourselves with bottles of soju- in essence the vodka of Korea, complemented by Hite- bud light's second cousin removed... which paired, made for some good times to follow.  After dinner, we went to a Karaoke Bang called Cheeto Karaoke. Unlike the western experience, we were given our own private room where a screen of Korean pop stars and lyrics in Korean Characters dominated nearly an entire wall. I'm still trying to figure out how to get sound on my camera, but I'll post a hilarious video of Jeremiah singing Kelly Clarkson, along with some other photos tomorrow.

Today we did "teach backs"- i.e. we gave a one our lesson to a full classroom. I was very impressed with the quality and confidence of my comrades, particularly because for many, this was the first time in front of a classroom. The most painful part was watching the video of my lesson on a huge projection screen... with my boss! 

Tomorrow morning I'm meeting Laine for a jog down the main drag. This morning we received some very curious stares...

Good night!

1 comment:

Meredith said...

So good to get updates. I'm following your blog and my excitement for Japan is building!! Good luck and rock on, darling.