I will totally do it again. I can't wait to do another one
Friday, November 20, 2009
I will totally do it again. I can't wait to do another one
Monday, November 16, 2009
anyways, several hours later, I continue this post...
nothing bad happened ^^ I am very pleased. The kids were really good today. They absolutely love my hand crafted stories (stolen of course but still printed, cut coloured and glued all by me)
and baby monkey. Oh, how he is so cute.
So... I have this little cardboard cut out of this cute cartoon monkey in diapers, his name is Baby monkey and he is cold when its winter, so we roll dice with pictures of a coat, scarf, boots, hat and sweater and but the corresponding winter clothing article on him (yay for Velcro!!)
Its fun. Now for Christmas.. I have to figure out what game to play because we cant really use baby monkey for Christmas because my theme will be Christmas for all of December yay!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Please forgive me for not blogging, its not like anyone actually reads this, even when I post the link in many different places on my facebook. aishh!! Comment if you actually read this
So! This is how it all goes down...
Monday; 10 - 12 at a school called 이화 유치원 Iwha Yuchiwon (yuchiwon means kindergarten)
Tuesday; 10 - 1 at 고은 유치원Ko-uen and 2 - 3 at some other school(forgot the name)
Wednesday; 10 - 2:30 at Wizard of Oz Kindergarten
Thursday; 3:30 - 5:30 tutoring at a place in 서현(seo-hyeon) (which in about 55mins away by subway)
Friday; 10 - 1 at ko-uen kindergarten and 2- 3 at that other school (yes again)
And then weekends off. Omg I'm so busy... but still not money yet. I will be getting it.
Also, tomorrow at my most favourite kindergarten (Oz), we will be doing an outside activity all day so I have to dress warm. AND! I promise to bring my camera for it so I have pictures! It would be blasphemous to not bring my camera. The heavens would rain sulfur down on me and turn me to salt... well.. not really, but I promise this time I really do.
Oh, my lord almighty, look at me ranting. Haha I sound religious with my style of speech.. hehe
I hope you enjoyed my ranting!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
But this day, some of my classes were cancelled because there was a Korean Traditional Song and Dance performance at the Kindergarten. (not dont by the kids, but by some of ther teachers.)
I have videos on my cellphone, but when I put them on the computer and tried to upload them to youtube and blogger, the sounds was gone.
I have to firgure out how to make the sound stay and turn it into .avi or something.
hehe someone help?!!
so, I cannot post the videos, because they do not look good without sound.
Finally got something to fix my problem, I will upload them now
This is the Phys Ed teacher using Korean Drums. The kids love what ever he does. They really respect him I think. They are really the greatest kids so far. I really enjoying playing and teaching them. ^^ I have to think of some cool activites or games we can play with our books. I would be so fun. Maybe I'll introduce baby monkey to them kekeke
Here he is again, this time with a fan dance. The sound of the fans being timed with the music was really neat. thats why I went (woooahhh..) lol
This is a traditional song, I don't know what it's about but it sounds nice. I really love the instrument she is playing.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Jang Ik is coming home from school, so i'm all along and scared.
Anyways, I got another job! yay
I'll keep you posted about the T/F job, I get to start it this friday.
Tomorrow I have my Wednesday kindergarten class at Wizard of Oz Kindergarten.
I will bring my camera this time so you get pictures ^^ yay!
They are so much fun.
Right now, I am making timetable for myself to see when I should get up and running in the early morning, 'tis an hours subway ride to the school.
arghghgh!! but Money yay!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
So, here is the finished product with her new dress
This is what is was supposed to look like,
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I finished a project that I started yesterday and my fingers really hurt :(
Here is is:
(drum roll please...)
whats the meaning of this!?!?!
Who the heck crochets TAMPONS and calls it a finished project?!?!
Haha, just kidding..
This is what I did!
A Bunny Rabbit Amigurumi!! (crochet stuffed animal)
It looks not as good as I wanted and one arm is lower than the other and the eyes are uneven
but... how many of you can do this?? (yeah, i thought so)
If you read that other post, this is the Kelly dress that I crochet. Well, I'm so happy that it fits, that means I get to search for Kelly clothes for her to make her cute!
She doesn't look too cute naked :(
Well, what do you think for my first crochet stuffy? (oh, btw - I used the stuffing from my pillow to stuff her! hahaha lol - the reason: my pillow is TOO big and I want to make it smaller, without wasting the stuff on the inside, hahahah)
I will be making a lot of clothes for her!!
Next projects: finish that damned kimono that I have been sewing for the past 4 years!! (oh yeah...thats all in Canada. lol)
Friday, October 9, 2009
So, today, I had a nice long day off to do nothing and that's exactly what I did...nothing.
Well I did crochet all day and I even have some pictures of my work. I follow patterns, of course.
Maybe some know, that when I lived in Vancouver I had taken up the hobby of crocheting. I had done some knitting before but nothing ever got done and the language was too hard.
Here is what I have done today:
Almost the same as that last pink one, but this time its bigger, with more petals and it is around my button for my jeans ^^
A HAPPY fried egg!! (He looks better in real life, I didn't fold him properly to actually look like an egg)
I got this pattern off a site that does knitting and crochet for barbie, this little dress is for kelly, but my crochet hook is too big and it's not completely finish, I lost the rest of the pattern (because I didn't bookmark the website lol)
Tamago!! (egg roll) I originally did these sushi in Vancouver, I found the pattern in a book in the library and fell in love. I photocopied it, so I can still make more!! hahahah!
California rolls (without the eggs - I need orange beads to finish the white one)
Well, this is all for now.
I have about a million granny squares (squares that are crochet in rounds).
I am currently working on a bunny plushie(stuffy). If you are interested in what a crochet plushie looks like google amigurumi and you'll get lots of nice pictures.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures hehe ^^
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Do you have any idea how cool it sounds when a cute little Korean kid calls you teacher(in either English or Korean)? Its so awesome.
I'm really tired today :( Yesterday (Wednesday) was lots of fun and made me tired because I was singing and dancing and playing. Actually on Wednesday I had to wake u[ at 7:30 to catch the bus to the subway and then a 60minute subway ride to the school...
I slept in until 10am today. (I have been getting up early lately, yay go me)
Also here are some pictures I owe:
This is my cupboard. I have oil, curry cubes, spam and ramen.
Propane Gas Range. Scary isn't it??
This is Yena's sister, In-Young.
This is their little brother. He is 30 months old (which is 4 in Korean lol)And their mom. I don't know her name yet lol...
Well I hope you enjoyed some of these pictures.
I was the Seon-saeng-nim(선생님) - the teacher. I only go there on Wednesdays though ^^
It was tons of fun! They are the cutest little kids ever! I love Korean kindergarten. The youngest kid in Korean kindergarten is around the age of 2 (because Korean age counting is different. InKorean he would be 4 - yeah weird) and the oldest would be around 5 (7 Korean age).
But they are really smart kids ^^
So, its a 3 hour day with lunch in the middle and lunch is from the school (so Korean food-yum!)
My time is as follows:
TIME AGE MEMBERS CLASS NAME
10:00 - 10:20 age 7, 15 students, Pine Tree
10:20 -10:40 age 7, 15 students, Pine Tree
10:40 - 11:00 age 5, 20 students, Happy Kids
11:00 - 11:25 age 6, 15 students, Forest
11:25 - 11:50 age 6, 15 students, Forest
11:50 - 12:50 ~~~LUNCH~~~
12:50 - 1:15 age 6, 15 students, Dew
1:15 - 1:40 age 6, 15 students, Dew
1:40 - 2:05 age 7, 10 students, Zelkova Tree
2:05 - 2:25 age 5, 10 students, Dreamy Kids
Do you notice doubles here? yes for class name, they had to be split because
they are such LARGE groups and the little class room wouldn't be able to fit them
all!! I'm glad for the smaller numbers lol ^^
Oh and Happy Kids... oh they are VERY happy. I'll get you pics of my groups
next week when I go to school.
Anyways for this month, the theme is time, so the books I got to read were
5 year old class: Five little ducks (OMG do you remember this book?! I do)
6 year old class: Ten little monkeys (jumping on the bed!!!)
7 year old class: What's the time, Mr.Wolf? (actually this book sucks and the song sucks too...there are barely any actions to do while reading it...)
With the first two books there are ways to get them to remember the material by asking them a question like "how many monkeys?" or "1,2,3,4,5 ducks..... 1,2,3,4 ducks... uh oh...where?"
Exactly like that. And of course the monkey book is my favourite!! Because I know the song soooooooo well.. I don't even have to read it hehe "5 little monkeys jumpin on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head, mama..." lol you know the rest.
I hope you enjoyed this segment...
I promise to post pics of my groups!!
P.S I'm not that sick anymore!! yay!!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I am making tons of lesson plans by compiling TONs of very different information from all over the Internet. Why am I doing this? Well Tomorrow - Wednesday the 7th, I may have a job. Although its not full time, it does let me live. I will use it to get experience, and I promise I'll be rolling in Cash haha lol.
Anyways, I have been building and making my lesson plans for about 2 weeks now. Its fun and not fun at the same time. I use the paint program to make additions or changes to a lot of worksheets and stuff.
Its really hard to find really simple things for kids that don't speak English. But I was told to use a lot of songs, games and stories and to me LOUD!! (OMG!! I GET TO BE LOUD!!) but... I used to be loud... sometimes I wish I still had that.. I'm going to have to drink 10 dixie cups worth of coffee to be hyped up tomorrow. I have to wake up at around 7 or so to get to the interview by 9:30 am. The station is kinda far from my home.... and then I believe I work at 10:30 - 2:30 ... with an unpaid hour break.
All ya'll must wish me TONS of luck!! They are kindergarten kids!! AHHH!~~ Suuuuuper cuuuute though. My recruiter had given me a training session, sort of..., and
I'll have ton of pictures of it when I get a job!1 ahhahaha!!
also, I do tutor a 9 year old girl. Her English name is Lucia. (...eh?) and her real name is Ye-Na. wow.. but she is really cute and is really smart and speaks really good English (BTW her mom speaks NO English lol)
Ye-Na is learning vocabulary, grammar (omg it so sucks, she hates it..and so do I. but we do it to make her mom happy), and reading... We have to do MORE reading (really 1.5 hrs is NOT enough time). Her reading is sort of good but her pronunciation is brutal...
<--This is Ye-Na I will also be tutoring her little sister, In-Young (aka Rachel), for 30 mins after Ye-Na Her little sister is in Kindergarten I ADORE her and she ADORES me. She goes to an all English kindergarten (talk about really tough for a little girl). I will just be singing with her and reading her books with her. In-Young can read SOOO much better than Ye-Na... I wonder why...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Just having some fun with my new camera. Got my awesome Canadian flag on the wall. I sorta stole it from my bro. But he's in Canada and didn't need it lol.
This is my man!! So cuuuute~~
A selfphoto of me at my first interview for a recruiter. I'm trying to be kindy teacher.
The first picture of us from my cellphone. Its really good. The selfphoto camera is 1.5M and the other camera has 3M and is wide angle-auto focus. SO awesome. Korean cellphones are the greatest hehehE!
This is my first official blog from Korea. Sorry it took so long to do so but...I didn't have time. I still don't have time but I will try. Korea is really interesting.
An-nyeong-hi ka-se-yo! (Good bye)
P.S I may even give you guys some Korean lessons lol
I'm just hanging out at my BFs school while he has class. We'll be heading off to eat lunch in 1.5 hours. Its 1:30pm on Monday, September 5th. I've been having loads of fun. Of course I miss you guys but I am doing fine still. I promise you.
hopefully I will master Korean quickly. i am getting a little better, I can say a couple more phrases than before. All Koreans get surprised even if I just say "hello" and "thank you" in Korea. lol ^^
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Take off was simple and easy and they must have done a perfect job pressurizing the cabin because I had no problem with my ears or anything. I was so surprise, GO AIR CANADA! lol
I watched some movies: I tried to watch the Hannah Montana movie but I didn't make it 5 minutes into the movie and shut it off. (I don't think I can handle an hour and a half of hannah montana) but I watched 17 again - which was funny, weird and creepy-ish all at the same time, then Monsters and Aliens - which was a really good movie. It was awesome ^^
and then some weird-ass movie called adventure land. It fucking sucked. I was like hey, thats the girl from twilight, how can she go from this dirty movie to a near kids movie...?
All the drinks were complementary, and I didn't know that the alcoholic drinks were complementary too. Damn it! lol oh well. The meal was alright, the first one was braised beef on rice and some weird cheesecake thing that was way to soft and creamy to be cheesecake and Jang Ik got the pasta, the pasta tasted funny. Then I forget what the second meal was, lol.
Anyways it was a Looooooooooooooooooooooong 8hr30min flight (we were actually in the air for about 6hr30min or so hours). The landing was easy and I got some good pictures of Japan and its farmland ^^ It was 3:30pm on Friday the 20th when we arrived.
Customs was somewhat easy, they weren't that nice but they were doing their job.
We got all our luggage delivered safe ^^. We exchanged Canadian to yen. for $100 cad you get 77yen back. That sucks. We changed 250CAD. After that we put our luggage in lockers. It cost 500Yen each locker, we used 3. (cost an extra 500yen each to open the locker)
We took our back packs and our one carry-on with us and then we headed to the JR line. It
We took the JR to Narita, it cost us 1000yen each to get to Nippori. Then from Nippori to Iidabashi it cost us 130yen each. It was dark when we made it to Iidabashi. Then we went to the Tokyo International Youth Hostel. I had to ask where it was. Of course I asked in Japanese. I was pleased that I know some Japanese ^^
Even with some directions, we had a hard time finding it. Even though it was almost in the same building as the subway. After we checked into the hostel, we were in separate rooms :( , we went out to get something to eat. We were both really tired and somewhat grumpy but overall, we were happy.
There was this shop where you pay for the food first at a ticket booth and then by the time you sit down, your food is ready. I had some beef with rice, it was good and Jang Ik had Pork with rice. I couldn't finish it, so Jang Ik ate the rest. The beef was really nice, it looked like shaved bacon ^^
After eating, we were finally able to go to bed. I had some trouble sleeping. I basically woke up every hour or so and I was fully awake at 6am. I got to view a beautiful city night on the 18th floor at 4 am in the morning, by myself (through glass)
That morning i had a shower but it wasn't a normal American shower.. it was the Japanese style public ones (only public to the people in the hostel) I was so shy.. but at least there was only one girl in there and she was pretty much done soon after I got in. We talked. I spoke some Japanese with her. Her English was understandable. She was cute ^^
After she left, I went and showered. I'm glad no one came in. I don't like undressing in public ^^;;
We ate breakfast at 7am. It was just toast, egg, sausage and salad. It was yummy though. I drank two cups of coffee and OJ ^^
Then we headed off to Shibuya. It was really neat. I also got to see some really cool little streets of Japan. We got hungry but it was really early so nothing was open for food. We hit up a convenience store and had some "pudding".We ate and then it was about time to head back to the Airport. We took the subway to Nippori, we were making good time but we were 50yen short and the guy didn't let us buy a ticket. I mean its 50yen for crying out loud! So after about an hour of searching for a damned exchange place (ended up going 30 min and back to another city that finally had a exchange bank, and then finding out there was an exchange bank just one station from Nippori) we went back and bought our ticket. We were an hour late for our plane, but luckily there was one more plane leaving Japan for Korea 10 or so.We met the airline ladies when it opened at 8pm to get our new ticket. It cost 200$ for us to change it. Which with exchange rate made us lose almost 300$.That really pissed me off. I SWEAR to anyone - DO NOT go to Japan until the yen falls below the dollar.
We were really hungry and had to wait a couple hours, so we we hit up Subway at Narita Airport.
The plane ride to Korea was about 2 hours. It was a noisy flight, like Air Canada Jazz (I hate Jazz - its BS!) and Jang Ik and I were really tired. We were served dinner really early, it was REALLY yummy but it took me Two hours to eat because I was falling asleep in it. lol. Not fun. I had a restless night prior to this plane ride. It sucks. anyways, by the time I finished my meal, we were almost landing and the Flight Attendants were trying to get me to hurry up so they can put it away. haha. So we landed and had received all our luggage in a timely manner - it was 12am. We were disoriented and tired. We found out that all buses and subways would be done when we arrive in Seoul. But to our luck, there was a bus that would take us to Seoul but after that we would have to find our own way to get to Namyangju. There was this really annoying Taxi driver that kept on bugging me and Jang Ik to ride in the cab instead, but it would be bloody expensive.I ran to get some money exchanged and it cost us 20,000won (20$) to take this coach from Incheon to Seoul. We didn't sleep yet. By the time we made it to Seoul, it was 1am in the morning and we were really about to pass out. haha. The bus stopped at a really nice looking, expensive hotel. Jang Ik had to look for a pay phone so I sat quietly by myself nearby. Always looking out for him though, so if anything happened I could yell to him,A lot of drunk people walked by, I really don't think they noticed me because they were too drunk lol. But I turned my head every time they walked by, just in case. Jang Ik called his Dad to pick us up and he did. The moment his Dad pulled up infront of where I was, I knew who he was and I said "Annyeoghaseyo."I told him, in Konglish, that Jang Ik was over there, pointing to a pay phone - because he was gonna call his dad again to see where he was. It takes about 1.5 hours to Namyangju from where we were.
We got to the Apartment and walked to the 2nd floor, where they lived. His mom, at first sight was cute looking woman. After getting settled, we sat and talked - well, Jang Ik was our translator, as they don't speak any English and I don't speak any Korean. haha... His mom said that she didn't think I would be cute, but I am. Because of stupid American media, she figured I was going to be tall, fat, and have a big pointy nose, but nope - I'm cute ^^ Hehe
And this is my travel so far, I will try to blog some more when I get the chance to do so.I have nothing really to talk about from August 22 - October 1st. Really... not much..I will try to fill in some things on random days in the past that I experienced or saw... If i remember. I really have a hard time telling my experiences - I really have a weird life.....
This was my first time outside North America and it was a fun trip, so far. So, I hope you liked it!
Adios Amigos... oops I mean Annyeonghi kaseyo (good bye)