Nancy’s brother came to visit us for the weekend from Seoul. We went to Jungmoon on Saturday. I was still a bit sick and didn’t take my camera along. On Sunday I was feeling better and we traveled over to the Eastern side of the island to visit a place called sunrise peak. It’s right on the coast and you can see the island called Udo in the distance. We had planned to go over to Udo but ran out of time. Probably because I took so much time snapping photos. I wanted to post a couple of shots from the day, so enjoy.
It’s been a while since I’ve spent time updating the blog. So here it is, the download. I’m going to post a bunch of random pictures from the last few months. I caught a cold from a student last week, so this weekend not much got done. We have Wednesday off this week because it’s election day so I’m hoping to get outside and take some photos and hopefully get some more work done on my site and the blog. My thoughts are so scattered at the moment… Moving, getting used to teaching, not speaking Korean, not studying Korean enough, buying fry pans for the house, soooo many things floating in my head. Once I kick this cold and get my head in order I plan to write something more cohesive here. Stay tuned… Until then, enjoy the pictures!
On Friday’s we have all the kids go into the lunchroom area and we do chants and songs. Picture me in front of a group of like 30-50 kindergarteners singing our school theme song set to the music from the Adam’s Family. You think I’m making this up right? Nope, the truth is stranger than fiction sometimes my friends. 🙂
Anyway, this rally was special because it was the end of teacher Nancy’s first week of classes. So the director introduced her to each of the rally classes. Oh, I forgot to mention it’s a new group of students each hour for four hours. So some of the pictures are from the rally and a few remaining pictures are students from a new speaking class I am teaching. Most of the students in the pictures I know by name now and I’m starting to get to know their personalities a bit. I’ll try to name them below if I can remember. Sometimes their names still slip away from me! Maybe I am a bad teacher! hahaha.
Last week we went hiking in the day before i had to go and teach at 2pm. We went to an oreum on the Western side of the island. An oreum is a parasitic volcano that spawns off from the main eruption. There are many here on Jeju-do. So Mt. Halla is the main volcano that formed the island, but these smaller oreums form mountains all over the island. The one that we visited has a Buddhist monastery. There is the main monastery at the base of the mountain and then a shrine way up in the side of the mountain in a cave. We hiked up and along the way I shot some pictures. I can’t wait to get a car so we can explore the island more on weekends.