Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chapter 2...

Helloooooooo Everyone!!!! I am sorry I have not written much during my first few days here, but I have been extremely busy, while at the same time still trying to recover from the jetlag(which by the way is 10 times worse then I expected). Anyway, let me fill you in....

While first of all, thank you to all of you who have been sending messages and emails with your support. It really is fantastic.

The way my trip began is actually pretty crazy. Saturday 8/14 early morning flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Charlotte - 3 hour lay over - Charlottle to JFK NY - 10 hour lay over - Sunday 8/15 12:30am JFK NY to Seoul South Korea, 14 hour flight - arrive in Seoul at 3:45 Monday morning! Then I had to wait a few hours before I could take a 4 and a half hour bus ride basically across the entire country to get to Daegu, which is where I live. Soooo that was a trip, to say the least!...But I couldn't have been happier when I arrived, no matter terrible I felt.

The shock of being in a completely different world does not come lightly. There is no easing into it. No one was there to really help me figure anything out. But the people here are so nice and have been very helpful to me. It has not been uncommon for a complete stranger offer their assistance when they see me frozen in utter confusion while looking at a map or trying to figure out the bus routes.

Anyway, let me tell you about my job. I had no idea how lucky I was to land this job at this particular school. It is a brand new private school that will be opening for its first classes this coming monday. It is a beautiful facility that would rival any private school in the states.  I am writing this from my desk in the teachers room. There are Korean teachers stting next to me on both sides as we speak. One of them is named Julie, and the other is Wendy. They both speak very good english. But they definitely speak more Korean then English throughout the day. It is so weird though, because I am totally getting used to hearing this completely foreign language being spoken all around. And believe it or not, I am starting to grasp some of the different sounds and words. I really hope I can learn a lot of the language.

I have to get back to work now, but I look forward to writing more about the people and how my work is, its truly to ya soon...

1 comment:

  1. It was great to just Skye with you again. The Korean basketball looked so cool.

    That new school sounds like a great place to work.

    I was getting auto-emails on your prior blogs, but I didn't for Chapter 2, so I'll resubscribe.

    Have a good sleep (which you probably already are doing)...Love, Dad.