I went up to Seoul for Christmas last weekend. I had wanted to meet up with some friends, including someone who I knew in HS who was working there for a few weeks. But this was not the Seoul purpose of my visit. My seoul had grown weary from a mild case of island fever. … Continue reading Seoul Weekend Part I
Last friday, my school had its annual Christmas party for the children, and I was coerced into dressing up as Santa Claus. Actually, that's a bit misleading. I was coerced into wearing holiday-themed pajamas/dressing up like a criminal doing community service. Here's a mug shot: See how happy I look in that photo? By that … Continue reading Santa Claus Comes to Seogwipo
This was a bad week for school discipline. One of my students decided during the middle of a class that he was too sexy for his pants, and answered the question of whether he wore boxer or briefs for everyone who did or didn't want to know. In case he forgot there was a teacher … Continue reading Hannukah and a Classroom Striptease
I saw Tin Tin yesterday. My deep insight: I don't like motion capture all that much. Last Friday we put up Christmas decorations in our classrooms. I didn't think it was going to be much fun, but then everyone got so busy at it and I ended up thoroughly enjoying the kids' sense of holiday … Continue reading Back-to-Back Birthday Weekends
This is just going to be a laundry list of everything I received in the mail today: *a motorcycle jacket * motorcycle gloves *LEGO figurines *a fake LEGO taj mahal *a fake LEGO sagrada familia (I might leave it in a permanent state of construction) *A Beaker hand puppet *a light up dreidel *pants *sweaters … Continue reading A Holiday Package!
Saturday evening I was encouraged to go for a walk to a very mysterious building which lies at the top of a hill overlooking Seogwipo harbor and the ocean. The building turns out to be a Japanese-Korean Friendship Training Center, a sprawling complex which looks like it could be anything from a country club to … Continue reading Aaron Visits A Friendship Center