Thursday, March 29, 2012

What the... English?!? Epic translation fail (video)

Not much is needed to be said about this video, except that you may not want the volume turned super-duper loud if you are at work.  Otherwise, enjoy!


You can also click here to watch the video on YouTube.


Hugs & Kisses,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I've been a little lax updating lately, and I swore I wouldn't be one of those bloggers that started a blog, only to give up on it a few months in, soooooo...

Here's sort of a wrap up of what I've been doing.

Last semester ended and we had (almost) 2 weeks without kiddos before the new semester started...on a FRIDAY!!! After Thursday was a National Holiday, a long weekend here in Korea.

I went to Seoul.  I did absolutely nothing cultural, unless you call gambling with old Chinese men cultural.

The new semester started, and after a few confusing days, I finally got my schedule hashed out.  I have a new grade (3rd) and a new co-teacher (I'm up to 4 now.)

I had to go to the dentist.

I've met a ton of new people, and had to say goodbye to a ton of people.

I've had too many late late nights hanging with the "United Nations" (a little pet name for my group of friends all over the world.)

I went to Busan.

My internet has been down at my main school going on 3 weeks now.

And, now I'm sick...

So, once I get a little less busy (doubtful) and hopefully more internet access...I'll be posting a bit more.

Til then, hugs & kisses,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My 4th grade students being adorbs

My 4th grade students singing The Greetings Song.  They LOVE this song, and I have to admit, it is catchy.  I'll realize I'm randomly singing it while doing the dishes or something, so I apologize in advance if it gets stuck in your head.

We had completed the lesson the week before, and during the break the students requested that I put the song on until class started, and, of course they all sang along.

Good morning, Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening, good evening
Good night, good night
Nice to meet you.  Nice to meet you too!
Goodbye, goodbye.  See you.

You can click here to view the video on YouTube.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, so cute!

Hugs & Kisses,

Monday, March 19, 2012

And I quote...

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
- Frank Zappa

And I quote...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cleaning the classroom

In public schools in Korea, the kids have chores.  Usually it is sweeping and/or mopping a classroom or the hallways, and I'm sure there is a whole host of other chores that I don't know about.

In the afternoons, just as school is getting out, two lovely ladies come and sweep the English activity room (which is where my computer is).  They are different than the students who cleaned the room last semester.  Already, the girls have been overly friendly with me, and one even excels at English (she is often translating between me and the other girl).

Hardly anyone uses the room, except me and my co-teacher, and we aren't tracking in tons of mud.  Yet, the girls show up daily, and sweep every little corner of the room.  Sometimes they also "mop."  I put the word in quotations because the "mop" they use is some sort of prehistoric version of a Swiffer.  Really it is just a towel, on a Hoagie (although those of you who have never worked in the restaurant industry might not know what this is.)  Regardless, it is impossible to push, I feel for the girls when they use it.  I gave it a go and, for lack of a better word, it sucked!  And, I'm pretty sure that my room has never really had a proper mopping, but I'll save that for another time.

So, I decided let them in on a little secret (ok, not really a secret at all), that everything, including chores, is better with music.

Here are the girls "cleaning" (we got a little excited) my classroom, with music (song per their request)...and oh, the fun we had, and now have.  Hopefully, I made all our lives a little better.

Hugs & Kisses,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring forward...

For those of you who are observing Daylight Savings Time, Korea does not observe it.

You are now an hour closer...yay!

For my friends and family in Central Time Zone in the U.S. you are now only 14 hours behind me.

You're welcome.

Hugs & Kisses,

Monday, March 5, 2012

And I quote...

"Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold."
―Judith Olney

And I quote...