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On my way to Daegu to watch Phantom of the Opera with some fabulous ladies!
Gift from my school haha.
Very helpful post for changing the language of the office suite on your school computer from Korean to English.
One of the things I miss most since moving to the Korea is thrift store shopping. Of course women in Korea can easily find clothing for $5.00 to $15.00 in Myeongdong or Dongdaemun. However, I missed wandering through a legit thrift store. In the U.S. I would visit my local Goodwill store fairly often to find some hidden gems. Apparently there is a Goodwill store somewhere here in Seoul, but I haven’t located it quite yet. During my mother’s trip here in Korea we stopped by two thrift stores. The first one I went to was one of the Salvation Army Stores. Since it was close to my station I went to the store located near Sangwangsimni Station. The shop was tiny yes and the outside didn’t look like much. However, the staff were very friendly and I actually did make some great finds. Most of the clothes still had the tags on them. I found many tops for $3.00 and under. You can view all of their locations (hhttp://www.nanumistore.org/eng/salva/store.html?nav=5_1_1). They include directions and little maps to help you out.
The next store that we went to one of the Korean chain thrift stores called the Beautiful Store near Hongik Station, Exit 8. When we first arrived at the station I followed some incorrect directions that told us to come out of Exit 4 ( DON’T GO THERE lol). Realizing this had to be wrong I just kind of walked along the main street until I realized it was by Exit 8. Now you really have to look. The store was in the basement of commercial building. If you can’t read Korean don’t worry about it just look for their logo. Here is a link to all of their locations (http://www.beautifulstore.org/Eng/contact/find.aspx) Now I didn’t find as much in this store that was my taste, but I did get a cute pink jacket for $5.00. I will continue my journey through these thrift stores and let you know which ones are my favorites! I hope you guys can make some thrifty finds.
Do you have any suggestions for what to do on the first week of classes? I've gone through EPIK and am now teaching at a middle school, grades 1 and 2. I don't want to just introduce myself and I want to set the year out right! :) Any thoughts?
Hello : ) well I am actually elementary school haha so mine will be a little bit different but let’s see… I would definitely use the first class (especially if you have never taught them before) to show them an intro ppt about yourself. The kids love seeing your pictures from home. Trust me if you don’t do this you will be plagued with questions lol. I did that for my first time teaching my classes in August. Now that my kids know me I will just do it for my new 3rd graders that I haven’t taught yet. I also set my class rules and kept them super simple. Like be on time, use English, etc. Then of course I wrap up with fun games that review what I showed them. The kids really like the telephone game, ppt bomb games, and team relay games. You can find many ideas on sites like Waygook.org. Maybe also include icebreaker activities that can get the students to use English while also introducing themselves to you. Good luck!
Now that my mom is back in the USA and I just got back from a little mini vaca with my bf I am ready to get back in the swing of things! lol
How my legs feel the day after I climbed a mountain on Ganghwa Island. OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH!