Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Last Night In Chuncheon

Well, everything has come to the final night in Chuncheon. To be honest, I'm pretty emotional about it. I'm not crying or sulking or anything, but I am kind of coming down from an unknown high. Overall, orientation was probably the most fun six weeks I've ever had. I mean, come on! When will you ever get to be paid to hang out with 69 amazing people your age while taking classes whose grade does not mess up your future plans while bopping around the ultimate college city? But, all good things must come to an end. As a one of our speakers said, "All roads lead to somewhere." Our roads lead to different places, so we should just enjoy the time we spend while on the same road. Man, I really hate goodbyes.

Today we had our graduation ceremony. Yes, I graduated. I know basic Korean. Hurrah! But we had to say goodbye to our 선생님 (teachers), which was a lot harder than I thought. I mean, we saw each other five days a week for four hours a day for five weeks. Not to mention the out-of-class times; they lived right down the hall from me. They are probably the cutest people I have ever met. So that was hard.

Tomorrow we leave for a three-day trip to Seoul! I'm so excited! We will arrive Friday around noon, unpack, reunite with our other suitecase and head to a pool-side BBQ at the American Embassy. No big deal. Oh, did I mention that they will have veggie burgers???? Ahh! So excited! Saturday and Sunday are completely free (awesome!) and Monday we meet our host school principal and VP. Yikes! I will arrive at my homestay Monday night and probably start teaching Tuesday or Wednesday. Ahhhhh! People go to school for four years to be a teacher. I am doing it in six weeks! Scary!

So I will keep you posted as much as possible on this weekend. Be on the lookout for a video slideshow similar to the one from Songnisan.

Below are two videos: One that I made for the talent show (It's really long, but pretty funny) and one of my jump rope skit. :) There are also some pictures posted by others of me jump roping on facebook.

Well, sorry this is so short, but I'm about to head out for a "Last Night in Chuncheon" celebration. Thanks for reading!


  1. That was one efficient way to become a teacher - Congratulations!

    Have fun in Seoul. Maybe you can contact YoungOk and her kids can show you around town if they are around this weekend.

  2. Wow, I didn't even know you knew any jump rope tricks. I'm impressed. I guess if you jump rope for 45 minutes, you've got to get a little bit creative.
    But I think you need to add some catchy jingle (so 60's), or rap music (more updated). That would really be impressive.

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  4. Amt---We are really enjoying your Blog and your Jump Rope Act; did not realise you were so talented with a piece of rope. We love you Grandma & Grandpa.

  5. 안녕, 에이미~ 잘 지내요?

    Hi, This is YongJoo, niece of youngmee. You are very busy there. I hope you are having a great time and we can talk in Korean some time...