-After staying in Seoul for 2 days we hopped on a bus for our 10 day training at Jeonju University.
-We are living in a college dorm that has 2 twin beds, heated floors, and staying on the 14th floor of a building with an unreliable elevator.
-We have been offered kimchi (fermented cabbage) at EVERY meal so far.
-We are taking 5, hour and a half classes a day to learn how to be great EPIK English teachers.
-We have made friends with some Canadians, Scotts, Englishman, Australians, Americans, and a Korean or two.
-We have never been so cold in our lives... but today was better ; )
-We have taught 9 people to play Farkle.
-We have accidentally eaten congealed duck's blood.
-We have attempted to learn the Korean alphabet.
-We have finally experienced the infamous Korean shower which basically means there is no shower curtain or distinction between it and the rest of the bathroom so EVERYTHING gets wet.
That is some of what has gone on so far, so it has been an eventful week. We really are enjoying this training and learning about how to be teachers. We have become friends with some great people and that makes home not seem so far away. It's fun to talk about the differences in culture and Dad you would be proud that we hang out with a true kilt-wearing Scottsman! This Thursday we find out finally where we will be living and teaching, so we are anxious to see what will happen and what our apartment and hometown will be like. Besides that, things are great and life continues to be interesting and a bit confusing here in Korea. And here's a Korean word for the day so you too can learn with us: sun sang neem = teacher.
Danny on the bus to EPIK training in Jeonju
Danny sitting on the heated floor to warm his freezing bones
Lanterns outside a restaurant in Jeonju
Wearing Korean monkey and grandmother masks...yikes.
Learning to play a Korean drum on a field trip!