I sat down at my desk and seconds later my phone was ringing, it was the principal telling me I should come with "hurry, we're going to Seoul now". I tried explaining that I needed my backpack since I wanted to stay for the weekend, but there was some info. lost in translation. With the help of one of the English teachers it was arranged that I could run home, grab my stuff and they would wait for me to leave. Score! This is where my planning ahead totally pays off, I had thankfully laid out what I planned to pack for the weekend so I was able to throw it all together fairly quickly. 10 minutes later instead of sitting at my desk drinking coffee and catching up on emails I was on my way to Seoul.
Not only was I excited to get the day off work and score a free ride to Seoul, I was looking forward to spending some time with my second graders outside of the classroom setting. There's a few of them that I can tell want to talk to me more but are just too shy at school. When we arrived at the rest stop most of the students were surprised that I was along for the ride (all those except some of my favorites I had already messaged on Kakoa talk). The "celebrity treatment" was back for a day as the students told me "Teacher beautiful, very good fashion today" one even went as far as to say "You look like a Hollywood actress" (it's no surprise he's my favorite).
|이장희 "no teacher, copyright"|
|손영욱, 장민도 and 정진화 - some of the boys|
|The girls I wandered with, 김가름 and 김주영 - such sweethearts|
노성령 so sweet but super shy
|Everyone except the crew of boys hiding on the bus...|
|족발 aka "pigs trotter"|