Today was my fisrt official day as a teacher at school. I fimally am doing what I came here to do. This morning started out like any other, except for a throbbing pain in my wrist from Kai Bai Bo, but that is beside the point.
|Breakfast, actually no this is lunch woops I fogot to take a picture of it....but I think I wanted to forget it. Not that it was bad! I was just not ready for Kimchi in the early hours of the day.|
More about my job here. Our main purpose here is for the students, we are here for them. A lot of these students have had unimaginably hard lives up north and leaving from their home country hasn't been any easier for them. Because of this we are supposed to shower relentless love over them for the next 2 months and do everything we can to strenghten them spiritually if they are Christian and help those who are not come to a point where they may become one. It's actually very emotionally draining and we haven't even seen or heard the worse of it yet.
Don't mistake me, these kids are awesome, fun, and loving. It's enjoyable to spend time with them, but partaking in their emotional burdons is not. It's especially difficult with the language barrier. My Korena is poor to say the least, hopefully it improves (it can't get worse).
|My classroom. Stephanie is on the right.|
It was awesome listening to this and singing Arirang with the students, I also got to play! Later for quiet time I went to the coffee shop next to the school (there are 2!) this one was a bit better. It had and English menu!
Grace and Peace