Sunday, December 26, 2010


My friend Joanna surprised me with the best Christmas present ever during our Secret Santa exchange on Saturday. I've been relatively creepy when it comes to Korean children, they are soooooooooo cute I can't help it (you'll see what I mean after you watch the video). So, Joanna teaches at an elementary school and she got one of her students to wish me a Merry Christmas. He's so cute ahhhhh!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Snowdays are the best days. Last week we got a pretty generous dumping of snow and the computer in the English room was broken and it was Friday, so Eden and I decided to have a snowball fight instead of trying to improvise a lesson.

Obviously it was awesome. Here some pictures Eden took, I have a few on my camera but I'm too lazy to upload them at the moment.

That boy chasing me with the snowball is Twin #2. I found out he was a twin a month ago (totally blew my mind, there are 2 other sets of twins at school, but I still haven't figured out who they are yet) and since I see him 2nd during the week he is Twin #2.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The 2009-2010 school year is drawing to a close here in Korea and I thought I'd assemble a yearbook of sorts. As I've only been here 4 months this will be a small showcase of some of my favorite moments at school thus far.

My number one without question was the Mummy Game. I was determined to do anything but lecture during Halloween week. It's boring for me and it's boring for them. These kids know the basics, they get the candy part-- I was inundated with "TRICK TREAT GIVE ME CANDAAAAAAYYYY!!!" all week. I wanted an activity that would give my kids a glimpse of what the holiday is like aside from the trick or treating.

I'm confident my kids had never done anything like this before. Not only had they never seen such a needless waste of toilet paper before, but they had such a great time doing something Americans actually do on Halloween. All this talk of trick or treating or haunted houses is meaningless in some ways because they don't get to partake in it, but here they were playing the Mummy Game, something real American kids actually do on Halloween.

They had a riotous good time. In case you've forgotten how funny it is to see someone wrapped head to toe in toilet paper have a look at some of favorites. I took close to 1,000 pictures that week, it was tough narrowing it down to so few. But have a look at my adorable nuggets (as I call them) I make a cameo in a few shots and you can even get a glimpse of the English room. All in all this is a pretty bountiful post!

Stick around because I'm serving up Yearbook Part Deux tomorrow. Until then...

That's PARK, Huck on the right. He is my FAVORITE.

Look at this jokester-- asking for 100 won.

Hilarious, isn't it?
This picture is one of my favorites.

That's Chic/Jeek (er...) I don't know exactly how to say his name or spell it, but he cleans my classroom everyday and he's got pretty fantastic English so naturally he's one of my faves.

Mummy agony.

See! I really do teach in Korea!

The nugget on the far left Jon-Ha (spelling, again) he's another favorite.

Another favorite picture from the week.

Putting the Mummy's glasses on was a popular and hilarious I might add trend.

Of course, hitting your mummified friend was also incredibly entertaining.
That's Eden on the right!

That's one of my other teacher's Sue.

The girl on the far right is Christina, she grew up in California and moved to Korea just a few years ago. She talks to me a lot about how much she misses American bubble gum and how she's going to Stanford someday.

The girl on the left is a pip, I love her.
I have never seen someone laugh so hard. This kid thought his mummy-ed friend was the funniest thing he had ever seen.

Told ya. He was dying.