My students told me they thought I could be 42 or 7 years old. Other guesses included 21, 25, and 29.
They also told me about their favorite handsome Korean celebrities. And that they watch 19+ videos even though they are elementary students and 6th graders. And Lady Gaga videos-which are disturbing ordinarily but especially strange to a country where 18-25 year old women still wear pastels and talk like babies, and the group you belong to defines you more than personal characteristics. You never have to figure out who ‘you’ are in Asia.
All in all, glad it is another Friday and I can escape the crazy on the weekend.
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