Today was the first day of winter intensives. Winter intensives is basically an extra 1-2 classes in the morning to supplement what the kids are currently learning. Instead of just reading a passage & doing work like a regular class, the hagwon offers a variety of subjects such as: Science Project, Active Speaking & Reading (acting for younger kids), English Drama (The Wizard of Oz!!), Critical Reading & Writing (like class but with fun short stories), & Writing. I’m teaching 2 critical reading & writing classes & helping Grace out with her Science Project class. I don’t start my classes until tomorrow but the Science Project class today was fun. Also, one of my Extensive Reading kids – Alex – is in this class. He’s probably my favorite student of all so it’ll be fun. I was fascinated by everything haha. I felt like Doris Student hahaha. Today’s lesson was about making mountains — clay & golf balls. Wednesday’s lesson? EROSION! It involves a cake pan full of dirt, a sprinkling can, & farming. CAN’T WAIT!
We also get a nice 1hr+ lunch breaks on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. Today I went to 신보우리만두 with Heather & Grace. I tried 새우만두 which was really good & probably the closest thing I will find to shrimp ha cao (dim sum) in Korea. Although there is that Jackie Chan’s restaurant in COEX… But anyways, now that I know there is a Woori Mandoo in the neighborhood, I will be frequenting it more often. I learned more about the Daejeon CDI people in the area. YEAAAAA… interesting shit. I’m 21 not 12. So it’s all good.
Anyways, time for me to borrow my parents on Skype & then call it a night. So excited for this weekend, I’m going back to Seoul to visit Hannah & go shopping! Cat cafe, here I come!
Oh, here’s a picture of my attempt to cook dinner today (egg noodles with stir-fry shrooms & beef):