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I should give out candy more often

As soon as I announce that there’s a sugary prize for the winners, all the team names start to become things like: Angel Jenna, Jenna 짱, We Will Miss Jenna, Don’t Go to America Team, etc.

In related news I still have an absurd amount of peeps under my desk even after giving them out all week.

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morrowtales:

kce21:

They are mine. Even if there are days I wish they weren’t…they are mine. 

Also applies if you teach at a Korean high school. My 1st grade “children” are 15/16, 2nd grade are 16/17 3rd grade are 17/18. 

Or “my girls” and “my boys.” 

morrowtales:

kce21:

They are mine. Even if there are days I wish they weren’t…they are mine. 

Also applies if you teach at a Korean high school. My 1st grade “children” are 15/16, 2nd grade are 16/17 3rd grade are 17/18. 

Or “my girls” and “my boys.” 

(Source: misseducation, via samesamssaem)

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There were families swarming Gyeongju, and you always had to be on the lookout for a little kid driving a mini jeep or a convertible underfoot.

There were families swarming Gyeongju, and you always had to be on the lookout for a little kid driving a mini jeep or a convertible underfoot.

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This is too cute I can’t even handle it. Laughing out loud in my office.

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Make Korea FOOD
The Korea food is very healthy.
The best Korea food is Kimchi
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Ingredients: Cabbage, spices, love
Make it: Cabbage and spices and little love

"and a little love"

Make Korea FOOD

The Korea food is very healthy.

The best Korea food is Kimchi

recipe

Ingredients: Cabbage, spices, love

Make it: Cabbage and spices and little love

"and a little love"

(Source: koreanstudentsspeak)

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When my adorable host cousin comes to visit

  • He's four years old and lives in the United States, so he speaks a mix of Korean and English. Watching him interact with my host brother, who grew up mostly in Australia and also speaks both English and Korean, is the cutest. Once I get over my jealousy for their bilingual abilities, anyway.
  • (playing a fighting video game)
  • Brother: Good job, you won!
  • Cousin: I'm so good!
  • Brother: 마자 (you're right)...OK, next one.
  • Cousin: 이것! (this one)
  • Brother: No, don't choose him, he's weak.
  • Cousin: Weak 뭐야?? (what is "weak"?)
  • Brother: 약하다. (weak)
  • Cousin: 싫어. Him! 나쁜사람이야? (I don't want that...is he a bad guy?)
  • Brother: No, he's a good guy.
  • Cousin: OK! Let's go!
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While Skyping with my family for Christmas on my mom’s iPad…

Me: Hi! How are you?

Little Cousin: Hi! Merry Christmas!

Me: Merry Christmas!

Little Cousin: Ok, can we play Angry Birds now? 

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"와! 영어 사람!"

Kids are getting more creative with their names for me these days. Rather than the usual “아! 외국인!” (ah, a foreigner!) that I usually get, this kid saw me at a restaurant tonight and yelled “Wow, an English person!”

No, not like a person from a place called England. He used the word for the English language plus the word for person. I’m an English-person, haha.

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Mini petting zoo at the Cheonan Dance Festival.

Mini petting zoo at the Cheonan Dance Festival.