Weeks 27 & 28

Uuuuhhh… It’s been hot and rainy here. But looking back in one of those Facebook memory things – it’s actually around the same temperature here as back home. The only difference being the unrelenting downpours. At one point during the past two weeks I was awoken by the loudness of the rain, no not thunder, the actual rain. I’ve had to wear my Sperry Duck boots on more than one occasion on my five minute walk to work. 

We started phone speaking again. It’s really interesting to see who does a fantastic job on the phone when their parents are right there opposed to how they act in class. I got to call the second youngest level we have this term and it has mostly been painful because they can’t see what I’m doing and have to understand only verbal cues.

I figured out how to braid my own hair after 2+ hours of trying. My arms felt like spaghetti noodles afterwards. I was trying for a French braid but it turns out I made a Dutch braid… like I knew the difference hahaha.

Last Thursday, three coworkers and I went to eat and watcher Spider-Man. It’s waaay more fun to say in Konglish – 스파이더 맨. It was way confusing to see old Batman as the villain in this movie. My brain was so broken. But I guess Michael Keaton really likes to play characters that have an association with wings?

Last weekend I went to the NBA Buzzer Beat Festival in Seoul by Gimpo Airport. I left after work on Friday and stayed at a hostel right next to the airport. Again, I ended up sharing a room with someone with some lethal body odor and nearly had to suffocate myself with the duvet to sleep. 😦 😦 😦 It turned out a girl from Daegu was also staying at this hostel and was also going to the festival. She didn’t speak much English and I speak minimal baby level Korean so we communicated through translation apps and decided to go there together. It was hot and humid of course so everyone was sweaty and miserable as it was inside. There were so many people moving in and out from the two stage areas I thought I was going to be trampled a couple times. I found a chair and refused to leave it for the remainder of the festival. At one point, it was so hot I fell asleep. I didn’t find this music festival enjoyable until the last act, who I have already seen twice before. So it felt like a massive waste of time and I was miserable for 85% of it because it was so damn hot.


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The students seem to really enjoy drawing teachers on the board. It’s nice when they don’t draw me as the Hulk or King Kong. My student, Chloe, drew me with Mordor, my ball python, around my neck after we talked about pets in class.​​

I tested out all the different BB creams and foundations I own by swatching them on my arm because I was really curious how they compared to each other. Some of them make me question my sanity as to how I thought they’d be acceptable to apply to my face, but whatever, I guess.

Saturday and part of Sunday I had my first migraine in a long time. I believe it was because of the storms that were lingering around. I felt barfy and didn’t want to move so I didn’t with the exception, of course, of getting water and going to the bathroom. I did feel good enough to walk to a restaurant and get something more substantial to eat and it wasn’t as hot outside, so that probably helped.

Until whenever I feel like,

B

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Some people just honestly suck…

The day stated out pretty neutral. I met my head teacher and she took me to the bank to finally set up an account. While we were walking, there was a loud thunder rumble! By the time we reached the bank it was raining pretty steadily. While we waited forever for our turn, it got dark as night out and was pouring! We didn’t have a choice but to walk in the downpour, with umbrellas of course, as work was soon starting. My feet were impossibly drenched and my dumbass didn’t bring any type of sandal to South Korea. My socks and shoes were a squeaky drenched mess.

I was invited to go to trivia at a foreigner bar with three of my coworkers. I walked to meet them at the end of the street I walk on everyday, but in the opposite direction. I’d never walked this way before so it was kind of exciting – it’s like an open air market with lots of live fish tanks and fruit stores. I was walking through at like 10 pm so a lot of the other stores had already closed. 

We took a cab from the meeting point through the Hwaseong Fortress walls to the bar hosting the trivia. We arrived just in time to get drinks and chat a bit before it started. Our head teacher had some friends from another campus coming to join us. 

Lo and behold, three of the people with her friends were jerks from my one day of training at HQ that were already cliquey and ignored me when I arrived.  I didn’t really talk to them other than say hi but later on and a couple drinks later into the night, one of my coworkers and I were dancing and one of the girls was pointing and whispering. 🙄 Like really? Yes, I don’t look like you but I didn’t know that precluded me from having fun. Also I wouldn’t want to look like her anyway, because I’d rather be fat than a stuck up bitch who instantly judges people on appearance. There are many forms of ugly and in my opinion, an ugly personality is the worst.