Thursday we had Papa John’s pizza and it was pretty much like back home but the the garlic sauce cups aren’t. Everyone else called them pizza sunscreen…
So Friday; D-Day finally came. It was my first day of teaching. As expected my first class was awful. I had no idea what I was doing, not that I do now but a teeny tiny bit more. The day seemed to wiz by pretty fast and my confidence level raised as it went by. There were some super adorable kids that were helping me out; pure angels. Other kids couldn’t have given a damn – they already go to public school and come to academy for extra English instruction and they usually go to other academies, like science, math, even other languages.
After school was over at 9 pm I finally moved in to my apartment.
It’s pretty standard for a Korean apartment. The school supposedly hired someone to clean but what they did is beyond me because the bathroom and weird porch thing that houses my washing machine were pretty moldy 😖.
So when I woke up today I scrubbed the wall that was moldy and gross in the porch. There was also a decaying, moldy piece of wood under a shelving unit so that was a fun find.
I made two trips to the stores today. The first being to Daiso which is like a cheap persons heaven on Earth. It’s like a Dollar General but with more things. I got about $50 USD worth of stuff – I needed everything except the stainless steel chopsticks I bought but whatever. It was hella hot on my walk back home and I chilled for like three hours to cool down.
Then I called home and talked to my Dad. We talked about my apartment and the first day of teaching. Then I heard my kitty talking to me over the phone! 😻
I started to get hungry and there wasn’t much food left by the previous teacher so I made my way to the grocery store. I didn’t get much but what I did get was pretty expensive ☹️. I also went to the bakery to get their super delicious bagels but they were all gone so that was a bit of a mood ruiner.
I still have some things on my list that I’d like to get for my apartment but I have do idea where to find them. I guess I’ll just figure that out in time.
I also did four loads of laundry today and according to my Fitbit I was active for 50 minutes today. I know I was sweating like I was in an oven so that doesn’t surprise me.
Tomorrow it’s supposed to be more humid so we’ll see how much walking about I’ll do but there is a Baskin-Robbins not far so that’s a bit of a curiosity. Of all the American or familiar foods I’ve had here aren’t exactly the same but aren’t bad either.