Korean life update #1
It’s been over a week now, and we are finally settled into our apartment. Unpacking felt very good as living out of a suitcase can get old after awhile, and staying in the love motel wasn’t helping any. We purchased bicycles from some of the teachers that were leaving.
At work I am teaching Kindergarten in the mornings, from 9-2, Mollie also has the same schedule teaching 6 year olds while I get the pleasure of 7s. In the afternoons, we have a 2 hour class that focuses on English expansion for the early elementary kiddos.
Friday was orientation for our Kindergarten class with our students and their parents. Its pretty much a show and tell of who we are and what the year will be like. We started our afternoon class with the first real lesson. Monday, tomorrow, will be the first real full day of classes. I am sure within the next several weeks we will fall into our groove and pattern and get adjusted to class and our responsibilities there. The kids are adorable, affectionate, and not shy to interact with us, which definitely helps make the job easier.
There is something so fun and exciting about starting a job and setting up a home in a new culture and place. We love exploring our city, figuring out how to get air in your bike tires, how to order food, where to buy stuff, and how to get around. And even though everyday we figure out something new (today it was how to use the washing machine), we are also reminded of how much we still have to learn and experience in Pyeongchon.
The beauty of it though is that everyday it feels more like our home.