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we were in nigeria for a minute..and back in korea...

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i'm starting to be that girl who really sucks at updating her blog and calling her parents...

it was truly hell week here at school...not because anything too awful happened, but being head teacher is lotsa work! nothin i can't handle though...there have been a few problems with the old head teacher giving me some attitude, but i think we've got it squared away now. i love my new position! i get to be in control =) and i get to organize everything...and we all know how much i love to organize and be in control. we just started a new semester last week and i really enjoy the kids in my classes...i don't think my intensive writing class likes me very much because i make them do hard work...i gave them a worksheet yesterday and asked them to find out what was wrong with the sentences...unfortunately for them, it wasn't easy. there were problems with logic and repetition and some other things they aren't used to looking for. i wanted them to notice problems with writing that i have to see over and over again. i think they got the point when it took them five minutes to figure out they were looking at a run-on sentence. they started out looking at very specific things, but after a while began to look at the big picture.

kim's birthday was last monday, so we went out in seoul on saturday and had a bbq on sunday. hoon and new ta came out for a bit and joined all the foreigners. turns out new ta's english teacher is keri! small world... saturday was a pretty fun night...despite the fact that it took us three hours to get to seoul....we ate at dos tacos, then went bar hopping...it was really freaked out by how many foreigners were around...i actually just wanted to go back to suji and be around korean people. how strange is that? anyway, we hitched a ride to itaewon with a guy from dubai...spent the rest of the night chillin and then came home about 3. i think kim had a pretty good birthday! she leaves in like two and a half weeks!!!

i also found out that i have to move in july. boo hiss. the guy who owns my apartment is selling it and therefore can't renew my contract, so i have to move to a different apartment in charmont. grrrrrrrrrr. when that guy told me, i definitely didn't hold the look of anger from my face...he said he'd be there helping, or someone else would. i told heyoung and she offered to help too. i think i'll mostly just need boxes. this is going to be a lot easier than moving from iowa city to des moines, or vice versa. it's still gonna suck though because i already have acquired lots of crap...you know how i do.

steve and heeju's last day was last friday, so the kids threw them a party, then we all went out for a while...good times, good times...i saw steve a couple times over the week, so it's not so bad...but i miss having him at work =(

the new girl comes on wednesday and i have to prepare a bunch of materials for her to understand avalon and their ways and what's expected, etc. in addition to this, i still have to prepare my lesson plans, grade online homework, grade in class homework, and take care of lots of little stuff that requires my attention...oh yeah, and i have to teach 12-70 minute classes a week. ashhhhh (that's korean for 'argh')

oh yeah, i rocked another korean test.

i had a nice ending to a long week last night though. me, kim, and grace went to the OK mart and got a beer and sat outside for a while talking...then hoon invited me to a restaurant for skinny ta's going away party...it was a ton of fun...i'm teaching the tas useful english phrases =) at like 5am we decided to go to noraybong, but it was closed, so we all stood on the street corner talking for a while and then decided to actually go home...i really love the weekends! we were supposed to go to the dmz today, but waited to long to book the tour...brendan is for sure coming in august, so i might just go with him then...i can't wait to see him!!

i need to be gettin some stuff done around here...so i suppose i should get back at it...sorry for the constant delays in blogging...i feel like at some point in every day at least 15 people want my attention. i'm enjoying not doing anything except my stuff today. *relaxing*

<3 k

Posted by flaminko 02:12

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