Mwahahahaha! I ordered chicken in Korean! Yes!
I’m sitting with my friends Anna and Danielle and we decide we want to order chicken… But this requires Korean language skills… -_- after a 5minutes I think I ordered chicken and that it will be delivered in 15 minutes. Well time to wait and find out if I was successful.
They were trying to starve a girl. -_-
Most of my classes today will be taking a listening test for unit two Let me introduce my friend. Nice and easy day. ^_^
Today is the first day with my 6th graders. I’ve got two new co-teachers. One who has very good English skills and this will be her first full year (she came mid-year last school year) teaching at Daejo, but her first time teaching English. My other co-teacher is teaching science and English. This is her first job ever…and she has very limited English skills. So we’re going to have to work hard at communicating! -_-
The 5th graders last year were….special to say the least. Let’s see if a few month off from school have inspired some maturity. **crosses fingers** Otherwise…..
I’ve noticed that many Koreans (especially the younger generation) are highly in tuned with their appearance. I see people looking into mirrors all day (even guys!) Women reapply makeup daily and wear the trendy fashion-shorts with tights/leggings-even when its below freezing outside.
K-Pop idols appear super slim on tv and it becomes the goal of young men and women to diet and be slim. That idea is nothing new in the US right? Diet, diet, diet and look great like the movie stars. But the US perception of thin/skinny/slim and fat is vastly different to the Korean perception of thin and fat. What Koreans think is skinny is perceived to be practically anorexic to me.
I have a student who is entering middle school. Ashley(her American name) while not rail thin, is not fat by any means. She has slightly chubby cheeks (which I think will slim out in the next year or so to match her body) but that’s really it. She thinks that she’s fat and wants to diet but her mother won’t let her. She refuses to see herself as the pretty girl she is.
I know many people who have dieted before. I’ve heard of people getting their wrinkles reduced or tummy tucks, but Koreans take it one step further. Time to have the bones in your face restructured and give yourself non Asian shaped eyes. This advertisement for a plastic surgery practice was located in the subway. They’re really want the younger generation to spend their hard earned money on plastic surgery.
If you couldn’t tell the emoticons are doing before and after plastic surgery. The emoticons are showing the before and after eye,nose, breast, facial bone,body, and wrinkles procedures.
I guess growing up being tall and thin and generally liking my body as it is, I can’t really relate to those who have the desire to alter their bodies. Is it too much to ask for a person to love themselves as they are?
Those who don’t love themselves as they are, rarely love life either. -Dr. Rachel Remebd
The original plan for the winter camp cooking day was to create tacos using ingredients from Costco. Korea Costco will deliver…but halts deliveries the last week in December. Unfortunately, we needed the ingredients before they resume deliveries. So instead of driving to Costco my co teachers hmm and haw, debate over several different stores to buy things from (spend way more than they would have at Costco) and we still need to buy ground beef.
Which leads us here.
We should have gone to Costco. Smh.
How do the Koreans do it? They are knocked out and looks like they’ve been that way before I got on the subway 15 minutes ago.
I’ve been sick. I look sick. I don’t have on any makeup. This is going to be a sucky picture. -_- SMH.