Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ok, just an update.

Well, so far things have been going quite well.

We both have our first two days of teaching behind us. My first two days were an absolute blast. The kids are really fun to work with, and most of them do cooperate quite well. Claudia's first day was quite hectic, with her being thrown somewhat in the deep end. Her second day was much better though. She did come home with a pretty big smile on her face!


Yesterday Claudia's director and his wife came to pick us up, in order for us to go to the hospital and do some tests for our medical aid and for our "Alien Cards". Alien cards....


Anyway, we got to the hospital, and had a whole bunch of tests lined up...sight tests...hearing tests...weight...height...chest x-rays...pee in a cup...blood test. It was pretty intense. And the craziest thing about it all, all of these tests took about 30 minutes to complete, for both of us. Back in South Africa this would have taken hours!
After that they took us for some nice lunch. Very cool!




And in other news, here are some completely unrelated pictures. Just some snaps to show our new home.






These flowers are all over our beautiful city, Wonju. They are what's left of the cherry blossoms that bloomed just before we got here. Pity we missed the big boom. Next year...







These signs are visible all over the city. Everywhere. These places are known as 'PC Bang' (bang rhymes with tongue). They are internet cafes where one can sit 24 hours a day just surfing or playing games. Usually Starcraft or Sudden Attack.




This is a picture I took of an ad on TV. It's really, really weird, like a lot of ads here. I wish I could find the video to show you. It really is crazy.


Post By Oliver

3 comments:

Lars said...

Starcraft is truly the best game ever.....I'm so jealous....

Robert said...

That T.V. advert is for credit cards, but has nothing to actually let you know that, it's just a crazy dance with a catchy tune...

chrisj said...

Isn't StarCraft like a national sport in Korea?

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