Friday, September 3, 2010

Thanks/Goodbye for now

Since we're back in the U.S., our lives are back to normal, so we don't have anything exciting to share with you guys. Thanks for reading the blog and commenting! I had fun keeping up with the blog, and maybe one day I'll have something else interesting to share in this sort of format. As for now, me sitting around doing homework and applying for jobs isn't too exciting.

If anyone finds this blog because they're interested in teaching in Korea, feel free to comment or e-mail me if you have any questions. I have a whole year's worth of wisdom I'd love to drop on you.

Seoraksan

One of the things I wanted to make sure we did before leaving Korea, was to visit Mt. Seoraksan. It is the third highest mountain in Korea, located in Sokcho (just an hour north of us), and is a very popular tourist destination for Koreans, who love outdoorsy stuff.
We couldn't believe it, but the "Big Buddha" at Seoraksan temple was even bigger than our personal "Big Buddha" in Ingu.


The view from the top:

I couldn't find Jon for a while, then I Spotted him perched on a cliff:

These boys, like many young Koreans, took the proximity of foreigners as an opportunity to ham it up. They sat up on these rocks and yelled, "Help me!" for quite a while. Then I yelled down: "How are you?" and one boy yelled: "Terrible!"


This is sad to say, but that was our final Korean adventure. You can see more pictures here.

Belated Posts

Well, we've been home for three weeks now, but I still have some pictures to share, so I'm going to make a few final posts.
The last two weeks that we were in Korea, we taught Summer Camp. English Camps are usually pretty fun, since everyone has a relaxed attitude, and the main goal is to make sure the kids enjoy themselves. As with Winter Camp, we had a day of role plays where the kids made their own masks and props. I never stop being impressed by their creativity!
This costume evolved like so:






Some other good ones:




You can find more pictures here.