Tomorrow I am going to hand in my application to renew with my school for next year (until August 2012.) I spent a lot of time thinking about this, and exactly one sleepless night, but I decided that staying at my school is the best option for me. I will get an extra two weeks of vacation and extra money as well. I was really exctied for my other job option for next year, working at the most...
La Plancha, Itaewon: Review
I used to write restaurant reviews for my college newspaper pretty frequently (mostly because I could eat for free,) but I also enjoy writing about restaurants, so it’s surprising that I haven’t written anything about restaurants in my blog yet. I guess this is because most of the places I eat at are small, might-as-well-be-nameless Korean restaurants. However, I wanted to take Jae...
I have been yellow dusted. ㅠㅠ I started to feel sick yesterday but it really hit me today. I don’t feel sick in the traditional sense, but my throat is a little sore, I keep coughing, and I passed out for 4 hours after school and slept straight through my alarm for about an hour. Now, I’m afraid to go outside tomorrow because the yellow dust count is supposed to be even worse than...
Teachers' Day in Korea!
Today (May 13) is Teachers’ Day in Korea. I didn’t think it would be a really big deal here, but, as it turns out, it is! I started getting presents a few days ago, like rice cakes and orange juice. I’m not sure who the gifts were from, but the school Parents’ Organization gave every teacher a really, really beautiful set of four elegant coffee mugs with flowers and Korean...
Big Bang Lush Concert: Text Edition
Last week I finally met the foreign English teacher at my school who started working in March. (Well, I work at the middle school, and she works at the high school.) We have really different lunch schedules, which explains why we didn’t see each other for over a month. Of course the fact that Big Bang are the best Korean boy band came up in our first conversation, and she offered to take me...