Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My adorable Korean instructor

So I didn't have a lot of time to write this week because you have to make a lesson plan and they keep you quite busy during the day. By the time I get back to the room I just want to veg for an hour, so I have been watching W and going to bed. My roommate watched episode 3 and 4 with me, she has never watched a drama before. I really like it, she liked the first one but I agree that 4 kinda dragged on. I watched 5 this morning and it was really good. I am about to watch 6 before I go to bed.

Anyway, I have videos of a bunch of the boys from my orientation, but I haven't had time to put them together. I also have pictures to share. But first, I am going to take this minute to share the video of "Ethan." Yeah, it's kinda stalker-y, but I don't think he wanted us to tape him doing gwiyomi, lol. I had to though, it was our last class and I am so in love with him. He's the most adorable thing, which I think you guys will be able to appreciate.

He was our co-teacher for the 3 Korean language lessons we had. They were from 7-8:30pm, and my two instructors were amazing. We had a lot of fun, learned a little bit, and I got to daydream about the cute teacher of my class. Sigh.

So here's the video, the best I could do with my phone.

Yeah, I was the only one it the class that knew what that was. And it was adorable. The boys going through EPIK, and there are a lot of them, don't realize the cuteness that Korean guys endure and do. I don't know, it will be interesting for them.

So there is that. I promised I would have it up, so there it off. Off to watch W and then go to bed. Presentation tomorrow then I find my placement out! Nerve wracking! The placement, not the presentation. I'm not worried about that.

I'll let you know what happens!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Welcome to Korea

I am so glad I have two adorable girls as my homeroom teachers. There are some groups that have adorable guys as homeroom teachers and I'm not sure how I would pay attention to anything else. I have as yet been able to sneak any pictures of said adorable teachers, but I still have about five days to accomplish this. Maybe at the field trip on Monday.

One of the staff is the cutest guy, he's the photographer and I got a few shots of the back of his head.

Can't you just tell how adorable he is? Here is the one photo I was able to sneak, he's standing up toward the back of the picture. The guy toward the front is also super adorable.
The girls are all real sweet, no one seems really annoyed or anything, everyone has honestly been super helpful. I was worried because of a blog I read that said the staff could be snippy and unhelpful but so far I haven't experienced that.

We are allowed to leave the campus, we just have to be back by midnight. As I have not been able to stay up beyond 8:30 pm yet, that hasn't been a problem. I walked down the giant mountain into the little town at the bottom just to get an idea of what it was like. Since the city is built into the mountain, everything is very steep and angular. Traffic intersections are crazy at times. People stop and park on the side of the road all the time, just stopping in the lanes like "I'm gonna hang out here for a while." People just drive around them. It's kind of crazy.

On the way down the hill, this giant truck was just parked in the middle of the road and everyone just had to drive around them...

The streets are very cool. Everything is a combination of English and Korean...

I walked by myself and everything was fine. People pretty much ignored me, but we are at an International University so I am sure that they are used to foreigners in town. There was a Starbucks that I didn't go in but mentally noted. Not that I want to walk down that hill again...because the way back up was brutal. I passed by a guy I had seen walking up it...his exercise routine is obviously to walk to the top of the road and back down. That's some exercise, let me tell you. And yes, he was absolutely adorable.

Tomorrow is all lectures, but the next day, Monday, is when we go on our field trip. I am excited to take more pictures. Of sites, not just Korean boys. But I will try to take a lot of eye candy pictures for you all.

Oh yes, and apparently Ikon advertises for Pepsi
The whole group was on the bottle. This cost 1,200 won, but I got two for that price. Which is nice, but I don't have a fridge and I am not drinking warm Pepsi. So I went to the lobby and went to some girls I had met earlier and luckily one wanted my extra. It worked out.

That's it for now. I'll post more later!