A cheerful “Woohoo!” and a deep sigh of relief is what every teacher does in the last hour of the last day of school before summer vacation. I was, however, a bit nostalgic yesterday. I will be switching schools in September (not sure why because it is really hard to get an explanation from my organization, here in Korea.) I absolutely loved my girls high school this semester because the girls’ are motivated, intelligent, yet witty and super hilarious!
The last day of school in Korea is usually spent doing something like a group hike or a picnic. Our school went to an eco- forest on Jeju. Well…more like a park with some trees and LOTS of gorgeous butterflies.
Three things I found hilarious:
1. Most girls bring their phones and listen to terrible K-pop with horrible phone speakers while walking around in a nature park. Annoying.
2. Girls constantly stare in their mirrors and fix their hair even while hiking!
3. Korean girls are deathly afraid of butterflies but grasshoppers are OK.
Here are some pictures
With the school year over I am looking forward to our vacation in Japan. Lots of gorgeous food pictures will be coming up. I will probably eat sushi but I will also try some vegetarian and vegan Japanese food. I think fish is another hard thing for me to let go because I grew up in a family basically obsessed with sea food. I am trying to let go.
P.S. Chris has written a fantastic essay on the age old debate of science vs religion. Check it out!
I wish you strength and light. Happy summer!