Daily Life in Korea 8

I taught kids to introduce themselves.  They spent most of the lesson making name cards.

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They collected eight new name cards from their classmates and then glued them into their English textbooks.

I got a name tag from work. They put an a where there is an e.  I have worked here five months.  The solution was pasting over the single letter where they didn’t match.

One time, a former boss of mine in America gave me an unfavorable employee review.  I started to disregard what he said after he mentioned the six months I have been working there because it had actually only been three.

It kind of feels similar.

I ate at a restaurant that I am apparently banned from.  I went there once with my laptop.  But the next time I went there they asked me to leave.  Which I did and I ate somewhere else.  But today my Korean friend recommended eating there.  But she said they said some bad comments about me.  Aren’t Koreans in America so lucky-they are allowed to order Starbucks or pizza even if they are identified with their order for their chinky eyes?  Although, I guess my problem was going to a restaurant and staying too long … which again, would make more sense to be frustrated about if you were being tipped and actually needed the table (the place I went is mainly a take-out restaurant).  I guess ignorance is bliss.  Because knowing the truth is just lame.  Customer service is so much better in America.  True story from a world traveler.

One of the students today hugged my co-worker so I guilted her into hugging me.  And then I felt guilty about it.

Three kids gave me candy today!  It was sweet.  But they had an abundance because it was White Day-boys give girls candy in this made-up parallel to Asian Valentine’s Day holiday.  Only one of these kids was a boy.

I called for a taxi and the driver was not happy about me being a slow foreigner.  So he yelled at me over the phone, which isn’t helpful when I obviously don’t understand.  And was a waste of two minutes when I could have been outside at that point.

The final thought: I don’t regret resigning at all.

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