It’s raining and gross outside but today’s lunch made me happy: beef bone and potato soup (with unidentifiable green vegetables,) rice, fried tofu with seasonings, kimchi-fied unidentifiable green vegetables and white stuff (when in doubt, assume it’s some kind of root,) and the big chunks of cabbage kimchi. Yummmmy.
I have five classes today but three are just me overseeing the students’ speaking tests. I kind of just sit in the English office with the heat turned way up and say “1” or “2” or “10” and listen to the girls struggle to get out “I want to be a teacher because I like children.” I guess it’s preferable to actual teaching, except it gets boring. Last semester I fell asleep during one. The best part about speaking tests is that every single time, some student you swear you’ve never even seen before in your life comes in and talks to you in perfect English. What? Where were you all those times I asked a question and everyone just stared blankly at me so I just had to answer it myself?!
My other two classes are Halloween-themed, and we are learning some Halloween vocabulary (most of which they already know because it’s the same in both languages, like ‘zombie,’ ‘vampire,’ and ‘Frankenstein’) and playing some games. I am also giving out candy, which became dangerous in my last class. A horde of girls surrounded me, whining “Give me candy!” and trying to pass off other students’ finished crossword puzzles as their own so I would give them candy. This is why I don’t normally give my students candy. And also why I don’t normally do fun lessons.^^