I thought I lost my passport today. BIG FREAKIN heart attack. My apartment is now in shambles but at least I have my passport!
Also, I think I will be taking (free) Korean lessons, offered to English teachers by the DMOE (Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education). Since they are in charge of all of the school, they have the power to get us out of school early on Fridays for lessons... yay!
My days are comprised of three to four 45min classes. That's right. I work 8:30am to 4:30pm and teach for a maximum of 3 hours per day. The rest of the time is spent lesson planning/prepping, facebooking, and chatting with the other teachers in my office.
I heard that on Saturdays and Sundays, the park near my house (pictured previously) has a bell ringing ceremony. Tried to catch that on Sunday but it was nowhere to be found. Instead, apparently in front of the tower is a mini skate/bmx park. Watched the kids do some pretty awesome tricks and went on my way to shop downtown.
Saturday I used the subway for the first time. Not bad, but definitely nowhere near as nice as the one in Seoul. There are only two lines so it is pretty easy to get anywhere. And I am only one stop away from downtown so it is really nice! I unfortunately got caught in the rain downtown... the rain comes out of nowhere. I have learned my lesson and my umbrella is now permanently located in my purse. It wasn't too much of a hassle though because there is an underground shopping mall near the subway to get shelter in. It is pretty much like an endless maze so some advice... keep track of where you are going and remember what exit you entered through. Also, 2,000 won umbrellas start popping up out of nowhere. Less than $2 for an umbrella?? Amazing.
|Banwoldang is downtown and Kyung-Dae Hospital (green line) is my stop!|
|Bulgogi McDonalds Burger|
|Random Groceries: what looks like bread but is really bread with some sort of spread in between two pieces, bell peppers, garlic (not as good as home garlic), spaghetti in a bag, and garlic salt from home (what would I do without it!?)|
|Dongbu Church right behind my apartment building|
|My door's keypad|