So as I'm writing this I'm listening to Rod Stewart's 'Rhythm of my Heart'. Don't judge me by my taste in music. lol.
So Sunday I didn't really do much but laze around all day, sweating in the heat and hoping for winter to come soon. I don't mind the heat but the air is so sticky and dense that it makes you sweat all the time.
I'm getting used to my time-table. I start at 11.35 and finish 8.15 Mon, Wed and Fri. Tue and Thur I get to finish at 4.30...it's all good. One thing I didn't expect to do was teach science to the kindergarten lot on a Tuesday, and at the last minute I got informed on Wednesday that we were having a singing competition! I can tell you know that my Gemini class didn't win...I think I was the one doing the majority of the singing...not the kids.
I also had to tell two of my students off for fighting in class, one girl for constantly talking in Korean, and a whole class (save two students) for not listening to me. I have also have one class that don't want to be there...It's like wringing conversation out of a dry sponge. They don't want to know. If anyone tells you 'Oh, that's nice you're going to teach over there, they all want to learn and aren't like us here,' they're wrong! The children are little monsters dressed as angels. They run around, scream, fight, cry, refuse to learn, copy every word you say until it drives you insane, or laugh at you. BUT they're good kids and I love teaching them.
The class that didn't listen to me...I got my revenge by giving them a listening test.
Friday came before I knew it. I went out for a meal with one of the other teachers (payback for the pizza I bought the other day) and got soaked in monsoon rain. Saturday I watched the other teachers play poker (I don't know how to play), then went to town for some drinks, live music and fun. Drinks are cheap here and the live band was great plus I got to meet even more people from all over the world...though don't ask me their names.
Sunday I didn't wake up 'till very late, and skyped the family, got some corn-bread toast and orange juice and cleaned the flat. See...I think things are starting to calm down before the storm. I'm hopefully going to Mudfest in a few weeks, and Jeju for the summer break. Hopefully I'll have the guts to go to Ya-woo-ri next week by myself to get some clothes (shorts and t-shirts) from Gap. I'm still slightly anxious about travelling outside of Dujong-dong, being completely cluesless where places are at the moment...lol.
Oh and if anyone plans to travel here...plugs for South Korea are the same as European ones but don't bother bringing hairdriers and straighteners...you can get them here for cheap...very very cheap.