me: *has an opinion*
me: *realizes that my opinion is a result of my limited world view*
me: *stays in my lane*
THIS POST IS SO IMPORTANT
6-2 Got Some ACT RIGHT!!!!!
So I don’t know if I told you guys this, but I gave up on my 6-2 class. They would just look at me and wouldn’t talk and were so bad. One day I even asked them How do you want to learn English? Tell me and I will teach it your way. They didn’t even answer me. One kid said play games—but that was about it.
So I screamed, “You’re rude!!! I’m done! Teach yourselves English!” And from that day on I haven’t taught them. I just went off the handle. They come in to the class and do writing and work sheets and listen to the cd rom—while I answer Tumblr asks. They are tested every day.
Well at some point it must have caught on the the 6-1 lesson is VERY different from the 6-2 lesson. They came into class today, “We will try harder.” (but in Korean). I looked at them, “I don’t believe you guys. You have a test on Thursday”, and I got ready to put my headphones on.
But then, like a gleaming beacon of hope, hands were raised. Voices shouted answers in unison, and even the slackers raised their hands. THE ENTIRE CLASS GOT SOME ACT RIGHT! I was so shocked I almost wanted to cry! I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes. My little monsters were returning to me (This is one of the classes that I’ve spoiled since they were 4th graders so I took their bad behavior very personal).
EVERY HAND WAS RAISED! EVERYONE GAVE 100%
RETURN TO ME MY LITTLE MONSTERS!
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to tell you that, I appreciate your blog, I should have discovered it earlier. Mind you I am just visiting Korea for 3 weeks. This is not my first time in Asia. Was in Shanghai last year. My twin sister and I went to Shanghai, with not much expectations, guess what I was positively surprised by Shanghai. We loved the city. So, yeah I am a K-drama fan, like to listen to some K-pop too. I knew Korea was not paradise. Nevertheless no vlogger or blog prepared me for the 'real Korea'.
THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! THE ‘REAL KOREA’!!!!!!!!
Your eyes are going to be opened. But that’s not really a bad thing.
Anonymous asked: Girl you ALWAYS have me laughing. I've been a long time lurker and you always put it down. I can't wait to get back to Korea next year. I don't know what I was thinking leaving. It was for the best though. I know what I want to do now and travel is def. one of them. Oh and the question. How old are you? I just presumed your age at like max 25 until you mentioned you were "old" in a post.
ANON PLEASE! Like I’m giving out my age!!! HA HA HA AHA! I need to stay forever young. HA HA HA HA AH! I need to stay datin’ “the yutes” to maintain my youthful appearance and state of mind.
LOL! I have problems. Yeah I think Korea in small doses is okay. Going home for a while was probably a really good refresher for you. What do you mean by “it was the best?” I think I can guess :0)
Anyhow! Get out and see the world. We only got one life to live and why live it in the same spot!
Anonymous asked: Hello ^_^ I just finished my TEFL course here in France and will apply for Korea soon. I was really inspired by reading your blog and I too would like to do the same (gonna save up in Korea if i get the job of course and then come back here to Europe to do my Masters) I am so happy for you that u will be studying in Germany! I hope one day I"ll get to do that too =) It's hard to leave a place I love so much but i am also looking forward to teaching in Korea ^_^
Hi Anon! You sent this a while ago. Sorrrry for the late response but THANK YOU! I think it’s awesome you are coming from France! I really loved Paris and can’t wait to return! If you get to see this can you inbox me off anon. I’m really interested in your story <3
Anonymous asked: What club In korea did you frequent most? How were you treated there?
Well when I first got here I always went to Cocoon and Mamma and Poppa Gorilla. Then I went to NB in Gangnam (I hate electro and dance, so I’m not going to any of the big clubs like Ellui or Octagon) a few times. I NEVER had a dull night out. I always met someone. People were fun and not afraid to dance with me or approach me. Even Korean girls would come up to dance.
I think if you are open and willing to dance with whoever wants to dance and just all around look like you are having a good time people will be naturally attracted to you and want to share in on your excitement.
I stopped going to those places because of the bad air ventilation and the smoking. I can’t take smoking……..the next day I would always have some crazy headache, a stuffed up nose, and a weird throat infection (and not from what you think!). Sometimes it would get so bad that I had to go to the hospital—and I never go tot he hospital.
So…I moved to Thursday Party where they don’t smoke—and got no attention—and didn’t have any fun. All the foreigners go there and the Koreans that want to meet western foreigners (Western being code).
Good luck on your fishin’ mission!
Anonymous asked: OH GIRL you were at the Taeyang show? Front Row???? Details details details on that sexy lil elf!
Hey! I didn’t go but bellaseoul went and posted more pictures and videos on her page :0)
"Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door."
I’m not a germ-o-phobe but why don’t many people cover their mouth and wash their hands in this country? I just watched a young man sneeze on this older guys bald head.
Man if only Koreaboos knew just how gross most Korean guys are.
Most Korean guys just tryna fuck and get their dick wet and that’s it. Especially if it’s a foreigner. They gonna drop your ass for a nice Korean girl their parents approve of when the time comes.
*drops mic and walks away*
Never apologize for your fluency in english.
If you have a different mother tongue, you are under no obligation to know english at all, let alone fluent english.
Never let anyone make you feel bad for not speaking proper english.
Be proud of your mother tongue.
Why should we learn their language when they mock and refuse to learn our own.
This reminds me of a convo I had with a fellow English Teacher and a Native Korean. I said Korean’s Don.t need to learn English and WE DON’T NEED TO BE HERE! Korean society will function and can function and has always functioned without the use of English. I forgot what she said but I’ll never forget what he said.
"If Koreans don’t need to learn English who does?"