May’s field trip was rather tame. Instead of heading off to some exotic children-friendly location, we rolled down the street to Hyehwa – the theatre district of Korea! The school busses dropped us off in front of the building next to the big CGV in Hyehwa. We were carted downstairs into a dingy theater that reminded me of my high school’s stage. We watched a musical called “You Are Special…”
I didn’t really understand the plot… AT ALL. I know enough Korean to sort of follow along for most things. But this time around, I was completely lost. The main character was a homely girl who was bullied by those around her. Her only homie was this grandpa who was a toymaker. She decides to enter a talent show to prove her worth. Other talent show participants included the snobby popular girls and a pop star named “Luxury.” After fucking up on her dance moves, she reflects upon her actions in the woods. The grandpa reappears to reveal that he is her “maker.” Well hot damn, that was weird haha.
We finished watching the show around noon and took a 10-minute bus ride back to school. I ate lunch in the classroom with my kids. They get this rice ball cup for field trip days. I’m completely not into it so I opted to get my own lunch… a luxurious bowl of bibimbap from GS-25 -_- Kids are allowed to bring their own snacks on field trip days so it was a straight up party in my classroom. My kids had everything from pepero sticks to mini sausages. I always appreciate them hooking me up with delicious and mysterious snacks on field trip days.