These chinos from H&M fit me like a glove.
I go to the happy.
My car accident case has been mostly settled and I’ll be getting enough money to pay a good chunk of student loans off.
This is great because my savings since moving to Seoul have been approximately: HAHAHAHA NO
Always hire a lawyer for their magical intimidation properties, it’s super effective!
It’s been a while….
I haven’t posted anything relevant all week because the internet and tv package that the previous teacher left here was finally cut off. I’ve got my own package now so everything is in my name! I know what I did was rather sneaky, but the previous teacher essentially abandoned her contract and I had no obligation to pay a bill in her name. So, I got free internet and tv for 4 months. I just like to call that logical, I mean…. why wouldn’t I save myself $140? Whoop whoop.
Work: It has been a bundle of stress. we’re all working longer hours to finish the extra work needed in order to get our one month vacation. We had a meeting with the principal this week where we were kind of chastised for some issues that appear to be our fault but are really just because the program isn’t as supportive of the native teachers as the school would like it to seem. We have to use a Korean word processing program called 한콤, which often has glitches with formatting and typing. Instead of listening to the teachers and buying us MS Word, they basically told us our complaints are invalid and we just don’t know how to use the program correctly. They proceeded to give us an incredibly condescending demonstration in which the exact same glitch we were complaining about happened…. then we were told to ‘shush’ basically.
Then, the printer who handles all of our requests, worksheets, handouts, tests, etc…. often messes them up because he is; smoking, watching porn with his hands in his pants, or playing chess with his friends. Our vocab test on Friday was a disaster, and the finger was pointed at us for seeming unprepared. Luckily, our Korean homeroom teachers were understanding but I guess the principal was annoyed.
Apparently, the first semester at this school is usually like this, then the second semester is a cake walk. Two more months!~
Vacation: I decided to head to Singapore and Malaysia with my friends so were in the beginning stages of planning that! Assa!
Men: The club guy who came over and made delectable dalkgalbi with me who shared a really nice deep chat as we looked down on Seoul from my balcony while sipping wine has pulled the fade out. Bummer.
The guy who took me to 산정호스 and I are still talking. I had a lot of fun there with him. His family lives there so everyone else who lives and works on the resort knows him. Since we told everyone we were dating that meant lots of free carnival rides (in which the MC would ask if I knew Korean and then shouted about him and I the entire time >.<), games, and ice creams. We played darts and won a teddy bear who we have named 후이후이. He asked me to be his girlfriend on the lake in the paddle boat. I declined because I want to know him better and not just enjoy his company because his English is good. His family owns a restaurant and fed us endlessly. They were the most relaxed and funny family, and I felt very comfortable there. I fell asleep on his lap on the couch before dinner and I felt him massaging my feet. ^^
He warned me that they like to drink so later we drank… and drank…. and ate the fish from their tank (mmmm 희)…. and drank a little more. Then we met his friends a drank a little more. I think I hold my alcohol better than him! By the end of the night I was giving him a really hard time. He got a little forceful at the hotel which angered me and I pushed him off of me and we just went to sleep. We talked it out in the morning.
Overall, I feel very flattered by him but not entirely challenged by him. Of course when there is a guy who really wants to date me, I feel uninspired by it. He’s really eager so I am just going to put him in my pocket for now. I told him I’d always be honest with him and we’ll see if this goes anywhere.
Tonight is SEFY’s party! I am going to Myeongdong to buy some summer clothes and then get ready to see some of you lovely ladies!
This week has been unexpectedly exhausting, but I’m pretty happy. After open class and a weekend busting at the seams with activities, I was hoping work would be low key this week. Nope. I had a million things thrown at me (test, two weeks of lesson plans, a monthly plan, reviews, meetings and even a field trip). 휴
I also double booked myself in the romance department. The guy I met at the club last weekend is coming over tonight for our second (3rd-ish) date. We’re making dalkgalbi. Tomorrow I am going to Sanjeong Lake Resort with another guy I’ve been chatting with… to hangout with his parents who own a restaurant there. Both guys adore me so far…. now I must concern myself with how to balance this situation. Oops.
I’m so tired I could barely function during class and my body has been fighting back during workouts.
I’ll require alone time all day on Sunday. Off to lesson plan…..
Never pay for Sweet Box seats at CGV
You’ll never watch the movie.
Might as well DVD Bang it like the dirty pervs you know you are…
Unless of course, you really dig the public aspect of it, you sly buggers.
But what do I know….
My job kicks ass.
After open class finished up my grade went out to eat at Todai (a western style sushi buffet). The food and company were quality.
My grade consists of 4 foreign teachers and 4 Korean homeroom teachers. Our head Korean teacher’s kid (5th grade) always comes and he’s so silly and easy to talk to, just like his mother. Then, our other teacher’s son showed up after finishing at his hagwon. He happens to be one of my favorite kids, too (we discussed the death penalty tonight… these kids, they give me hope). So, I get to eat awesome food and hangout with my Korean teachers and students and shoot the shit.
I would have absolutely dreaded this at my last school. Those dinners consisted of sitting cross legged pushing food around a grill and trying to resist the urge to text someone… anyone, as the Korean teachers chitter like squirrels while pretending you are invisible all in the name of ‘including’ you.
As those of you in Korea know, places of business often play inappropriate, unedited English music… so as we sat down to our first plates of sushi we heard ‘I wanna make loveeee, in dis club, in dis cluuubbb’ and everyone started commenting about how this must be my iPhone’s playlist and did I give it to the waitress to play? because they know I like clubbing. This results in hot teacher drilling me to find out exactly which clubs I go to…. Then another teacher belts out ‘ohh yeaaahh’ and one of our students perks up and asks if that what the title of this song is….we all collectively lose our shit. As the evening went on and more 50 Greatest Hits of the 2000’s were played the jokes kept coming.
Later, I taught the boys how to make a Black Cow and then everyone went and made one for themselves! Then the boys decided they wanted to have a sleep over and I told them they should give their mothers shoulder massages to entice them and it worked! Then they massaged me~~
Our school’s librarian also came along and she is super friendly and around my age. I think I smell friendship. I do not have enough female Korean friends so I think I’ll hit up the library more often. In a non-trying-to-hard kinda way. :)
Head teacher also told me that I had the best reviewed open class from the mothers. So I was really shocked to hear that, because I have been super stressed and working really hard if I do say so myself.
Then the female teachers wanted to know if I had a boyfriend…. oh boy.
It was a good night, and I love my grade and can’t wait for all of our trips this year. I do apologize for this terrible hunk of writing.
Happy and full. No care.
Caught in the rain.
Things are not going well in most areas of my life right now.
Little issues are becoming nagging bigger problems and I just don’t have the time (or money) to deal with them all.I don’t mean to be vague I just don’t have the wherewithal to even delve into things at the moment. Pre-relationships, my health, work…
I got 99 problems, but they’ll eventually pass. Patience, my love.
On my level.
My date was lovely.
Lotte World was packed so naturally we only got to ride ONE ride. Although our feet hurt, we didn’t even notice or care because we got to know each other flawlessly.
He’s a superb conversationalist and our communication styles synced easily. He didn’t overly compliment me, which was actually very refreshing. So, I think we’ve set a good pace for dating (usually I’m too impatient). We easily made 20 different date activities we want to do. Also, he’s adorbs.
This one might good.
Today is Korean Labor Day and I don’t have to work.
I made orange pancakes and I’m getting ready for a date with a cutie at Lotte World.
He fretted about not being able to get his hair permed before he meets me. I said not to worry about it because I have bandages on my face from a skin treatment. We are match, obviously.