I know we have "teachers appreciation week" in the United States and despite the fact it's a week long, it pales in comparison with teachers day, here in Korea. Wednesday started with students showing their gratitude to their teachers, weather it be through candy, flowers, coffee, juice, cakes or choco pies. Homeroom teachers get the most praise, as they should, followed by all of the other favorite teachers (generally a students homeroom teacher from the previous year). I was hoping for some presents since the students all seem to enjoy professing their love to me on the normal days, but never having been a homeroom teacher or making strong classroom connections with the students this wasn't very likely.
|one of two ambushes for 방민석 mr. popular|
|3 vs. 3 with teachers from Waegwan (one of whom was gorgeous)|
|윤종태 striker and volleyball MVP - he may be short but he can jump|
|Final 15 - 9, Buksam!|
|This looks familiar|
|Team, staff and parents - happy to be part of it for the second year in a row|
After a few more drinks at the restaurant it was time to move the party down to the noraebang, which I didn't realize about 10 mothers would be joining - always new experiences in Korea. The group was smaller than I had expected but tons of fun none the less. I've completely accepted the fact that I will be signing and more likely than not I will also be doing a duet with one of my male counterparts. This time I wowed the crowd with some spice girls, only to be followed up with an "I can't stop loving you" duet with my principal, seriously never a dull moment here. Oh and another highlight of the night, my Vice Princiapl who pretends not to know any English was translating the meaning of the Korean songs as people were signing them! Eventually, around maybe 10 o'clock (party animals) the noraebang session was appearing to die down as the mothers began to leave with the teachers not far behind.
|VP having the time of his life - love the outfit|
|~ Again my VP, life of the party ~|
|Duet with the Principal|
He would pick "I can't stop loving you"
|We were having some heart - to - hearts|