When I got to school they asked that I stay with the Apple Tree class because Heather was out running errands since it was her last day and her co-teacher was out of the room. These kids are the age below my class so they are 6 (well, 4 by American standards). It is amazing how much more English my class knows than theirs. A few of them could speak some words, but other than that I couldn’t get much out of them. Then one girl comes in crying. I try to comfort her, but she wouldn’t say anything. I kept trying to ask her different things and see what was bothering her but she just kept shaking her head. Finally I asked if she was bad and she nodded. Who knows what that means, but at that point Bella, the co-teacher came in and was able to talk to her in Korean so I went back to my class.
My class took a class picture to put on the website and I know you have probably all been waiting for it so here it is!
Adorable huh? J
So, again, they didn’t have after lunch classes so the Korean teacher didn’t come in to teach my class and we continued with English until they left at 3. After that I made some writing worksheets for tomorrow since the topic will be family.
After school I walked back home. I’m good at the getting home part just not the getting there part yet. I’ll give it another go tomorrow because it is a pleasant walk.
So, the other day I saw these playground type things with only adults playing on them. Well, so I thought. Came to find out they are actually ‘workout playgrounds’. I’m not sure of the technical term, but they are used as workout equipment. I tried the leg and ad exercises for a few minutes today and once it gets warmer I will use them for sure! It is pretty fun!
If you look carefully you can see a woman in the back using the arm exercises on that wheel.
Totem poles on my walk home.
The other day I saw some kids roller blading on the walking bridge outside my building and I wondered how they would get down the stairs since one side is a ramp and the other side stairs. Well, I found out! They have those little metal ramps to get down.
So, I walked around my apartment area when I got back to Bucheon. I was on the search for a nail salon since it’s something I’ve been dying for months before I left. There are so many places around to get fruit and veggies so I stopped and bought some amazing strawberries! They really were delicious.
Then I found a nail salon that I will probably go back to. The girls there were really nice and friendly. I know they felt bad because their English wasn’t very good, although it is much better than my Korean. They thought I looked really bored, but I said hopefully I will know more Korean soon. They offered me drinks and gave me some cookies as my nails were drying so that was a pretty fun experience.