Travel Blogs from Cheonan
If you're a teacher, you know that getting through the fall is a very manageable with the way our school calendar is set up, especially in NC. It usually goes like this:
*Labor Day wknd
*Inevitable hurricane days
*Columbus Day wknd
*Veterans' Day wknd
*New Year's to keep it going
*Exams depending on where you are
*Martin Luther King wknd
*New semester (high school ...
OOPS! So, I said it wouldn't be so long before my next post. I'm a liar, sorry about that folks. I'm now on week ELEVEN of my adventure. What's gone on since my last posting? Here's the quick and dirty since I've been a super slacker with my postings:
Field Day - Think back on your old elementary school field days. Remember how competitive they were? Now imagine that and add COMPETING PARENTS to the mix. Oh yeah, the kids AND the parents competed! Instead of doing this ...
On Monday, I will have been in South Korea for SIX WEEKS. Yes, I said SIX WEEKS! Time is already flying by. What have I been up to since my first couple of posts? Let me fill you in:
I've been to Seoul a few times since I arrived. Once to tag along during a friend's doctor's appt, and then at least twice more just to shop and hang out in the city. What is great is that it's only a 20 minute walk from my apt to the ...
... Why not?
Bright and early Saturday morning I started out my journey, catching the bus from Shin Pyeong to Cheonan. I wasn't sure exactly when the bus would come or how long it would take... but I guess I would find out. I waited about a half an hour and then traveled by bus for about an hour and a half before I made it to Cheonan. I met up with Cheryl and Adam (with the help of a stranger's borrowed phone) and we were off for our adventure.
First, we went to check out an ...
... their snack at 10:15. Poly encourages the kids to be super hygenic to wash before every meal and brush their teeth AFTER every meal. But I digress...I have a short break from 10:25 to 10:45. After that, we do some other work (2 classes worth!) and then we break for lunch at 11:55am.
Once I help serve their lunch (I take care of dishing out the rice and soup), I am allowed to leave for a break to eat my own lunch and regroup. We are allowed to eat the school lunch, but ...