Another exciting week in Korea has passed, with all going well as usual. We got paid last Monday, and although our checks were only partial since we started working a little ways into November, it was very nice to see our bank account increasing instead of decreasing! Our computers have arrived, and we have internet at our house (tracking down an adapter for our modem proved to be a bit of an effort), which means Anderson is one happy nerd.
Last week at school we had an observation day, which went much better than expected. Our combined negative comment: Anderson shouldn’t use recycled paper for his activities… rather environmentally conscious, don’tcha think? Everything else they said was good, so both of us, and our director, are quite pleased with things, since we were definitely not respecting such positive feedback. After all, we’ve taught a total of 2 months in our lives!
Anderson’s DJ gigs over the weekend went pretty well, and despite a generally sluggish performance his soccer team, DMZ, managed a still easy 5-3 victory over rivals Inter Busan. Afterwards was the team Christmas dinner, at the American-owned Seaman’s Club (meant for Navy sailors), which meant cheap and tasty bacon cheese-burgers, as well as equally cheap Corona’s.
Our next week, the last before Christmas obviously, will be busy since we have to prepare our bi-monthly student reviews, but our reward is a much-appreciated 4-day holiday. This upcoming weekend will be busy: Friday & Saturday are DJing gigs and Sunday we are dressing up as Mr. & Mrs. Claus for a party at another branch of our school (missing soccer will be a shame, but the overtime pay is pretty nice). We’ll be teaching/performing Christmas songs, as well as doing activities – should be interesting…
Monday, Christmas Eve, is the monthly Full Moon Party, which hopefully will be busy and crazy, and then we’re going out for a fancy Christmas buffet dinner, as well as an orchestral Christmas brunch at the Korean cultural center where we saw the Korean opera last week.
We are also cat-sitting for Anderson’s teammate Kester, so for the next 3 weeks we have a nice feline friend named Jonesy. Not quite the same as the dog-trifecta (one big, one medium, one small) that we dream of, but certainly a nice short-term substitution.
A: Anything else?
L: Ummm… not really.
Guess that’s it for now then, hope your December is one to remember, ha-ha, and have a Merry X-Mas if you don’t hear from us before then, ho-ho.
Anderson & Liz