Sunday, March 16, 2008

First Week

No one likes a lazy blogger. 

Despite my wealth of free time, I've been lax in updating.  This is mostly because I don't know what I feel just yet.  I haven't seen my permanent apartment nor have I met any of the people at my branch although I've spoken to most of them via e-mail and they seem like a pretty cool bunch.   


I've decided to stick to the facts, of which I can be fairly certain.  


Week in Review:

Sunday- 

Landed in Daegu @8:40pm.  Was met at the airport by a member of the MK Korean support staff.  He drove me to my temporary flat and made sure I was all set up for training on Monday.  There was food and drink in my fridge, but just in case (and to hold me over for the week) I brought beef jerky and energy bars.  Mordant laughed at me, but seriously, they were a life saver.  


Monday-

New teacher training w. the teaching manager and another new teacher. 

They ordered us pizza and soda for lunch.  Easing into the local cuisine gradually.  


Tuesday-

E2 Health check up at the hospital.  The waiting room had a large, colorful poster detailing the importance of a regular colonoscopy, featuring an assortment of polyps and bleeding lesions.  I call that "scared straight".  

They checked ears, eyes, weight, height, randomly, measured my chest.  I went with the other new foreign teacher and they had us both disrobe from the waist up.  She went into the room first and I saw her standing arms around a giant machine.  My first thought, after the colonoscopy poster, was .... Mammogram!?!?  wth? I was busy gettin' all riled up when she walked out and said something to the effect of  ... "Gotta love the chest Xray."

Ah.  Chest Xray.  Of course.  


Wednesday-

Observed more classes at branch #3


Thursday-

Had the "day off".


Friday-

Was called to fill in branch #3.  My first full day of teaching solo.  It was six story telling classes, so it required fairly light prep.  This is what I was hired to do.  I love being in the classroom.

Was invited to go out w. the other foreign teachers, but I declined in favor of an early night.  

Yeah.  I'm that exciting. 


1 comment:

Lisa said...

Glad you made it safely to Korea and seem to be settling in alright! Hope this next week is a good one!