Yeah...We're that cool.
The movie was fantastic.
Posted by Jason and Emily at 8:46 AM
Or five weeks if you're counting down until we come home. Our two weeks now consists of regular classes. This week we'll be teaching out of our books and doing the same mundane lessons we always have to teach. Next week, however, should be pretty fun.
Most of our kids are smart enough to let us know that next week will be our last class together (forever for most of them), so they know they can get by asking to play Uno or Skip-bo. We will happily oblige.
We're hoping these next fews weeks don't go by super slow...It's the rainy season here in South Korea, so no help there. Here's a picture of Jason after going to get bread and milk for tomorrow. We knew it was raining, but we didn't know it was raining that hard.
Anyways, after next week, we move into three weeks of English camp. This should be cake, except there has been a turn of events.
As most of you know, we've been hired for another job here in Gwangju starting in September. So, we will be very busy in our last three weeks. We've got to pack, move, clean, then pack again to visit home. But now our new job wants us to come and shadow for four days during our English camp. That's teaching from 9 in the morning until about 9:00 at night. Sure, most of the time we'll just be sitting there watching…which, I don't see why we need to observe for 4 days….we've been doing this a year now. But that's still a long day to be in classes. There are pros and cons. At least this time we get to see exactly what we're getting ourselves into.
It's been a long road here at Songwon Elementary School. Sometimes it feels like a wrong turn, but I'm glad we did it. I't's good to be moving on. Leaving Songwon will not be bittersweet. Just sweet.
Anyways….Family & Friends: We are planning a way to share our time with different individuals. If you want to know what we've figured out so far, write us a message. I'm sure we'll let you know soon enough.
Posted by Jason and Emily at 1:49 AM
I don't know if you're like me, but I LOVE making lists. I think it stems from the wonderful memories of going to school a few days before the start of the year and getting my back-to-school supply list. I can remember never having the newest uniform or being dropped off in the nicest car, BUT my parents ALWAYS let me get cute school supplies. Supplies were my chance to be cool/equal with all the rich kids at my private catholic school (plus my mom would put my name on everything with puff paint...isn't she the best). I would hold that list in my hand and know that I had the key to all my happiness.
I must admit that when I'm bored I will just start making lists. Some of the lists I have sitting on my desk are: blogs I like, boy names I like, girl names I like, sewing books to buy, stores I want to go to when we get back to the states, meals I want to eat when we get back to the states, and things I need to do to our apartment before we leave. I know in the next room I have a notebook with some more too.
I decided it was about time that I shared a list that a lot of people have been asking about. Here it is (drum roll please)
What we miss most about the good 'ole US of A
For easy reading I've separated it into four different sections, (1) Kitchen, (2) Food, (3) Utilities, (4) Randomness
-my fancy shmancy sharp knives (and butcher block) we got as a wedding gift
-having more than 3 plates (matching ones at that)
-a full size fridge
-a dish washer...seriously..... I'm hurtin' without one.
-cool kitchen gadgety things (who cares if they just sit in the drawer, at least you have them if you ever want to use 'em)
-our awesome pot and pan set from Jason's parents and grandmother
-automatic hot water....we have to push a button in our bedroom to get hot water, weird, huh?
-more than two stove eyes
-an oven, nuff said
-variety in cooking and restaurants (Here I cook chicken, vegetables, and rice 80% of the time)
-salt and vinegar chips....yum!
-knowing for sure what kind of meat we are buying and being sure of the quality
-awesome desserts (and real bakeries, most places here are a chains and the goodies aren't fresh)
-fast food availability....I'm a little embarrassed about that one, but I mostly miss chick-fil-a
-frozen dinners.....these are so great when you want to be cheap, but don't feel like cooking
-a shower.....right now we just have a hose type contraption hooked up to our bathroom sink
-a dryer, have to air dry all your clothes in your apartment is lame
-stores like Lowes and Home Depot
-central heating and air
-good quality fans (we've had two just fall apart on us)
-really good clearance racks.....if you know me or my mother, you know this is where we live
-the extreme cleanliness in the states
-family and friends
-Chase Peck (yeah, that's right...he falls in his own category)
-really comfy beds
-"the American way"
-wal-mart....I hate it, but I love it
- quality and variety of clothing
-you can get good brand clothes for less than $100 a piece
-and I'm sure many things that I'm not even thinking of right now
Well, that's about it folks. I just wish that in our short visit back home we could pack all these things in a magical suitcase and bring them back to South Korea with us.
I think tomorrow I'm going to post a list of all the things we'll miss about Korea when we move back home. And maybe after that I'll post the list of meals I want our family to fix us when we visit...wink wink.
Until next time,
Posted by Jason and Emily at 6:01 AM