Saturday, February 26, 2011

I have to say

Thank goodness for Korean Independence Moving Day. I will go to work Monday and teach two classes. Then I have the entire Tuesday off. When I come back to work on Wednesday, because of the transition, I will have the entire morning to myself, before teaching a mere three classes in the afternoon. Thursday and Friday will be basically the same. The next week is a different story, but I will certainly enjoy the well-deserved "break."

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday...on Saturday

Found this prompt blog surfing this page...I really like her blog!

1. I am passionate about helping people, listening to people, hearing their stories, and generally being a good person.

2. The bravest thing I've ever done was move to South Korea for a year to teach.

3. I feel prettiest when I am wearing make-up, with hair straightened, and wearing some girly clothing. Gloria Steinem would probably hurt me, but hey, that's what I am. Too bad I don't do it that often. LOL.

4. Something that keeps me awake at night is my future, world affairs, and why people are so mean to each other.

5. My favorite meal in the entire world is anything with pasta, a pesto sauce, and some good seafood...

6. The way to my heart is through kindness and Broadway musicals

7. I would like to find a job after Korea that I actually enjoy, go back to school, speak Spanish fluently.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Warning: rant ahead

Sometimes I feel that the world would be much better place if girls would just follow the advice of this song:



And yes, I discovered this song while watching the latest episode of Glee this week. I have been doubting this show for months now, ever since the Christmas episode disappointed me. But the Valentines' Day episode redeemed this show for me. Simply because it took a RULES GIRL approach to dating and relationships. And as much as I hated the RULES when I was 16, the older, wiser me knows that this is the KEY for so many girls these days. The show, overall, sent the message that girls aren't everything once they enter relationships, and that just because Rachel, Mercedes, and yes, Kurt, were single doesn't mean they aren't worthy of one or that a relationship is even the most important part of life at this point. (Or any point in life, for that matter.) For once, I was happy to see this side of romantic love portrayed positively on a TV show geared toward teens. So, way to go Glee, for earning that piece of my trust back.

And yes, I do feel that I should have heard this lyric ten years ago, upon graduating high school:


You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow


That's all.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More English Festival Madness

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More of this Festival, since it was my life for a month in Korea, LOL.

More English Festival Madness

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I'm pretty sure this is one of Travis's general kindergarten classes. Lots of interview questions, stories, and songs, galore.

English Festival

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Just to give my readers an idea of what all of the JM teachers and students had to do this January. Students prepared interview questions about themselves, memorized a not-so-short story with actions, and read their original stories. Younger students sang songs they memorized. The above is a clip from Alex's universe class. My students had to do virtually the same stunts. More videos to come.

Hey Mom!

Aren't you glad I'm in South Korea and not Egypt right now?