My Week in Pictures from South Korea

My Week in Pictures from South Korea

Here is a little bit about my week…

1. There are certain students at my school who make my heart smile. Deksu is one of those students. Every time he sees me, he smiles really big and says, “Hello Angela!” He loves to sing and says, “I can sing good!” And he always tells me, “Good job, Angela!” when I sing in class. He can always make me smile. I am grateful for students like him.

2. On Tuesday, we had an impromptu dance party in my class with Jin Ju, my new co-teacher. She is so much fun, and I adore her. VASTLY different from my other co-teacher, who is so uptight and unsure of herself. Mina, Seora, Jin Ju, and I just danced the morning away. A little Justin Bieber, Crayon Pop, G Dragon, and EXO. Hopefully this will be a recurring Tuesday thing. It would make me so happy!
We had so much fun that we had another dance party on Thursday!

Now about these next two pictures…Seora wears jeans that are too big for her. So after jumping over and over again, her jeans fall down. In the middle of her dancing, she stops and does a little jig to pull her pants up. It was the funniest thing! We could not stop giggling. Love that girl.

Mina doing her famous move. I just love watching her do this move.

Mina is a take charge kind of girl. I introduced them to the jitterbug, and now Mina loves to do the jitterbug with Seora. She totally loves to make Seora spin.

Here are a couple of our favorite songs to dance to…

I LOVE all of these songs, and every time I hear them I want to get up and dance.

3. I have been working with Kang on his ABC’s since I started teaching at my school. My co-teacher ordered some ABC books for him where he gets to write the letters and puts stickers inside. I always try to take it one step further. So I used my magnetic letters and had him make each word from the book. I enjoy working with him because he is always excited to learn things and get things right. Makes a teacher happy.

He did such a great job that I reward him with cereal. He LOVES it and gets so excited when he gets some. It’s funny how the little things make him happy.

Then we used the ABC Rainbow to practice our letters. Since he is visually impaired, the letters need to be bigger for him. He does an excellent job matching up the letters and finding the letters when I say them.

He was so excited when he finished!

I thank God that I found these magnetic letters at Home Plus. They have been a lifesaver!

4. It’s official. I LOVE The Office. Why have I not watched this show before now? It’s so funny and has me looking forward to the next show…which works out great because all 9 seasons are on Netflix. I am always amazed at what Michael Scott will do next (how does he still have a job?)…and Dwight of course. Love it! I have had A LOT of desk warming time, and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching all he episodes. I look forward to watching them! 

I am up to Season 5 now. So who are your favorite characters?

5. A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook a picture of this short dress/long shirt that I had found on the streets here in Daejeon. You will often find people selling fruit, clothes, tools on the street. It was suggested that I buy it. So I did. Tony the Tiger better watch out. I think this might make me feel a little sassy. ROWR! My friend suggested that I take it to a seamstress and have them take off the turtleneck and turn it into a V-neck. I quite like that idea and totally plan to do it.

6. My closest friend here in Daejeon is leaving me. She is going back home to help take care of her Dad who is sick. She leaves on Wednesday. I KNOW without a doubt that it’s going to be difficult. We may not go out and party, but we often meet up for dinner, or Starbucks, or even going to Home Plus. I am going to miss her terribly. She, however, has introduced me to Tea Lattes, which I have discovered that I love. I love chai tea tattes and regular tea lattes. This might become a bad thing since there are about 8 coffee shops in my neighborhood, including 2 that are on my street. 

Last night, we met for hotteok, THE best thing to eat in Korea, and chai tea lattes at Starbucks.
Hotteok is a yummy, delectable treat that tastes like state fair food. It’s fried dough filled with a yummy sugar mixture. Oh. My. Goodness….it is good. And I am totally going to learn how to make these at home. Yum. Yum. Yum.

Then we went shopping in the neighborhood at our favorite little socks, phone cover, jewelry, hair accessories, etc shop and at GS25, Korean’s version of 7-11. We found some dried squid that we could have had for a snack. Yuck.


I’ve been in Korea for 7 months! Wow!

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