Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pea Soup

I got a lot accomplished today!

I woke up to a thick blanket of fog. It was an unusual fog and it stayed around almost all day. It didn't burn off and eventually caused a really pretty sunset. (I really impressed myself with how well I framed this picture. It was a complete accident.)

This morning started off with a brisk walk to the post office and I dodged the speeding cars. Because of the fog visibility was greatly reduced but apparently that doesn't mean you need to slow down. After the post office I rushed to work.

Wednesdays are my 'no breaks' days. I teach from 10am to 9pm with only 40 minutes for lunch. I was pretty tired by the end. Teaching takes a lot of energy! I get my daily workout by hoisting kindergarten students up into the air and dragging them back to their seats when they decided to run around in the middle of a lesson.

My last class of the day is a beginner adult class. At 7:30pm they come in looking tired and exhausted (the way I feel). So I have to utilize my last reserves of energy to put on an hour and a half song and dance show to make English interesting and exciting. Tonight we talked about body piercings and what the phrase 'being stood up' means. It was as interesting as I could make it.


Reverend Ref + said...

Hey ... totally off topic, but Joelene and Cece are currently in Belize. You can read about their adventures here:

WF said...


becky said...

I had to chuckle about your class discussions. Is "being stood up" mean the same thing in Korea?

WF said...

They want to speak like Americans, so I have to explain the idiom to them. It makes for god conversation.

The Bingo Lady said...

Body piercings and "being stood up?" NOW you can truly TEACH! How fun to "interpret" American idioms! Have FUN with it!
Re: the length of your work day!
How many days a wk. do you teach?

WF said...

We teach longer hours than most hagwons. We teach from 10am to 7:30pm and then adult class is from 7:30 to 9pm. We usually have one prep period and 45 minutes for lunch.