Our first day of school was a great success. It started a little tardy as one group of kids too the train in the wrong direction for a start. Overall, I would say that is pretty good. Classes were interesting. The students were at first a bit overwhelmed with the language, but slowly and surely the ears get in tune and it all comes together. At lunch the students had their first taste of real freedom and they were left to fend for themselves. They came back happy and not hungry, so we didn’t ask too many questions. But I think that steaming wok which you can see in one of the photos on the street may have had a lot to do with it. After lunch the students took a tour of Gangnam. Our school is located in Gangnam, it isn’t just because we love the song so much. The students were quite surprised by the homemade jam exhibition in one of Seoul’s largest bookstores, and to be quite frank so was I. But being the easy-going, roll-with-the-punches kinda guys we are, we read books and ate jam like it was the most natural thing going.
We had Chinese for dinner. I know that we have only been here two days, but eating Chinese is the staple of all Korean uni students and anyone else on a budget, so I reckon it is still culturally appropriate. There other thing about Chinese food in Korea is that it is freaking delicious. 5 stars from all judges :)