If you're an avid reader (thank you) then you know I also hate packing - I don't care if it's for one night or one month, I hate it. So Monday morning came and I found myself throwing the last of my necessities into a bag before rushing out the door to meet everyone and board the bus. In my hurry I failed to include my beautiful new bright yellow jacket in my bag - something I didn't hear the end of for the duration of the trip. I got to school around 7:50 but was told that I was late for our 8am departure, I guess they wanted me there 10 minutes earlier to stand around and watch everyone pack onto the buses... before long we were on our way, but not without one more surprise. 류현정 my prior co-teacher and 2-1 homeroom teacher would not be joining us due to the fact she just found out she's pregnant, instead I would be accompanied by 임동향 the Chinese characters teacher but eager English student, who loves talking with me :) Also on my bus was the principal, who also loves talking with me but usually only after a few [bottles] of soju. Class 2-1 is full of some allstar students so I knew this was gong to be a good trip, despite the 4 hour bus followed by a 2 hour ferry. Let's just say we found ways to entertain ourselves, one of which being the noraebus (noraebang meets bus, yes you're reading this correctly) and yes I was persuaded to sing - "Moves like Jagger" is now my principal's new ringtone he enjoyed it so much.
Thankfully we had an hour long rest stop for lunch and some sightseeing at 낙안읍성, a folk village in the Jeollanam province. The students were all instructed to pack a lunch, which from what I saw consisted of kimbap, chip and other loads of junk food. Meanwhile the teachers jetted over to a nearby restaurant for some soup, and lots of 반찬 [side dishes] none of which wowed me but food is food. After we met back up with the students for lots of picture taking - I was slowly learning who my new 2nd grade admirers are.
|김성현 and I - great student|
|다정 [Dada] and I - she's hilarious|
|Theeese boys - 경록, 석호, 대준, 병욱|
|I'm [not so] secretly in love with this picture|
|김민진 and I - we'll be travel buddies one day :)|
|Oh dear - pretty sure 태준 as about to plant one on me|