Work has been extremely busy, as usual, but the kids always find a way to brighten my day. My other kindergarten class was being super cute the other day. Christina said,
"Miss Olivia, your eyes look like emeralds."
To which the other kids responded, "Miss Olivia, why are your eyes green?"
"Well, God made my eyes green," I replied.
Like every curious child does, they proceeded to ask, "Why did God make your eyes green?"
The class helper, Julia, provided an answer, "Because that's Miss Olivia's favorite color."
Today, I was asking Alison, who is in my home room kindergarten class, about her rabbit pencil case and the fact that it was now the year of the rabbit. She love rabbits and wants to have a pet rabbit; however, her mother will not allow it.
Alison: "My mom says that when I'm tall like you and I get married, I can have a pet rabbit."
Me: "Alison, you don't have to get married to have a pet rabbit."
Alison: "That's what my mom said."
HAHA. I love these kids <3
|Alison and her bunny pencil case|
|Jane & Joshua|
|Joshua, Me, and Chris|
|Kelly & Alison|
|Rosy, Me, and Jane|
|Kelly, Alison, and I|
|Hannah is such a sweetheart and James can be a little obnoxious, but he's genuinely so funny that I can't stay mad at him. Plus he always participates in class and he's so darn cute - I <3 these 1st graders~|
|Total chaos in my classroom...lol|
Friday night I went with some of the other foreign teachers to a restaurant/bar called "Geckos." It was a relaxing evening sitting around talking and listening to music. I had a strawberry pina colada, and it was SO delicious...
On Saturday night I met up with Siu and we resorted to eating some Mexican food at a little place near SeoHyeon station called Dos Tacos after a second failed attempt trying to see a movie. In Korea, you pick your seat in the theatre when you buy a ticket. Apparently you have to buy your ticket in advance, because the seats fill up quickly - The theatres aren't monstrous like the ones in the states and they're usually only showing 3 English films at any given time.
After tacos, we moved to a coffee shop called "A Twosome Place" to hang out with Elly. There were 3 of us, but the shop owner didn't seem to mind (I know, I'm corny). They serve vanilla ice cream with espresso on the side that you pour over the ice cream. It is so delicious! I don't know why I haven't thought about doing that before...
|Vanilla ice cream with a side of espresso <3|
|Elly + ice cream = happiness|
|The coffee shop|
|The peace sign...I can't stop...|
|Siu, me, and Elly|
On Sunday I met up with Siu and Amy and we went to Yangjae, an area of Seoul, to an art exhibition. The exhibition consisted of famous works of art graffiti-ed on the walls in interesting ways so that you could take photographs with the art. It was so fun! We played in the museum for over 2 hours, taking pictures and being silly.
|Amy doing some serious bookwork|
|We need to lay off the ice cream...|
|Amy busy cleaning|
|Siu being destructive|
|Myself, by far the classiest of the group ;)|
|Amy wants this man for herself~|
|What can I say? I like to vacuum in my free time.|
|Amy and I doing some heaving lifting|
|I couldn't resist...|
|We are sooo nerdy|
|It's been snowing a lot here lately. No, seriously...it has.|
After the art exhibition, we met up with Elly for dinner at Sala Thai, this amazing restaurant near our school and Jeongja station. The Pad Thai was delicious and we also shared some Pineapple Fried Rice, yummy...
|Our spring rolls|
|I love Amy's face, hahaha|
Miss Jones :)