Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rote and Vote

Maybe it was always going to happen.. But yesterday I started I started teaching using the 'rote' method. As instructed. The students who have finished their textbooks don't get new ones - they get a 'conversation' book, which has little conversations in it like::
A: Good morning, Euri.
B: Good morning, Andy.
A: How are you today?
B: Fine, thanks, how are you?
A: I'm fine, too.
I hate this little book because it is boring. And whenever I say 'hi, how are you?', casually, meaning it, to a student, they parrot back at me 'Fine thanks, how are you?' And it's creepy and weird.

Also, today I saw a dead kitten.
On Sunday when JD came to visit we thought we saw a dead man but JD bravely inspected him and he seemed to be breathing. Unconscious men are not uncommon as serious overdrinking is the way to unwind if you're a Korean man.

Also, today after work I went home via the little market across the road from work. I've been feeling crook this week and was thinking maybe I need more/better food. So I bought sweet potato, cabbage, rice, and peppers that I won't know if they are hot until I bite into them.
Then I bought some snack on the way home... So hungry! I know they're made from rice but I'm not sure how you're supposed to eat them... These were BBQed in the street. Mmm yum.

Oh, best t-shit today::


Dave Mack said...

You're killing me Bonnie.

Serious question.

What age group are you teaching? Do you have a choice in that?

Bonnie Conquest said...

Dave. I'm here just to entertain you. Excellent.
Yes, you have a choice. When you look around for a job there will be plenty of choice. I wanted little kids. You could find secondary kids or adults if you prefered.
I also wanted to work days, not evenings. Lots of these jobs in Korea are 2-8pm.
Any more questions, np.

Dave Mack said...


what do you mean when you say np.?

Bonnie Conquest said...

No problemo. Sorry.

Dave Mack said...

No need to apologise Bonnie C.

If you want me to to ask anymore questions, don't be afriad to ask.