Time Article on Korean Schools Interesting article by Time Magazine discussing Korea’s crazy culture of studying and hagwons (after-school private schools - like where I work). The article discusses a new ban on cracking down on students at schools past 10pm - my school is only open until 7:30pm. Part of the appeal of my school is that it is called “Canada International...
Here are some shots of my school that were just put on the website! The front desk! Stella is our secretary and is the sweetest thing ever. That clear section outlined in green is our library! Close up of our library! The kids have to do weekly book reports. The cameras over the shoe racks where parents can watch out every move. There’s some teacher accountability for ya! Hallway...
waking up on my time, my schedule. cleaning my room at my leisure. windows wide open and a breeze snapping me awake. getting coffee and a pastry. this is my time. not a thing on my schedule. not a paper to be graded. not an urgent matter to be sorted. this is my life. 6 weeks (come Monday) and not a feeling of loneliness or homesickness in sight.* this is freedom, independence, liberation. ...
Last weekend I was gifted with 4 days of no school. This was thanks to a little Korean holiday called Chuseok. This is similar to the American holiday Thanksgiving but Koreans actually have traditions and pay respect to those who’ve passed away instead of gluttonously stuffing their faces (okay we stuffed our faced a little). Friday: Natalia and I headed out to Itaewon to celebrate the...
On my first day at CIS a party was thrown by the class moms. Two days later we had our August birthday party. It didn’t take long to conclude these kids are spoiled but I didn’t find out til Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) that I too would be spoiled! I got a huge cheese platter from one mom (cheese isn’t too common here and it had really nice cheeses!) and then Friday I got a...
Same shot as the one I posted before my trip. Add a sunset and hilarious girls and this is what you get! More about this AMAZING weekend later :)