Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The best part about being a teacher...

is possibly getting random presents. I've only been teaching one month and already I've gotten many delicious foodstuff gifts (like cookies, although once a student gave me a Vitamin C tablet- see, random!). I got my best gift, so far, yesterday from Daniel's mother. I wish I'd taken a picture of it all wrapped up first but I was too impatient to see what it was.
Yes, it's scrumptious and unusual handmade chocolates. Kelly teacher also got a box and we got this other huge box filled with sort of doughnut bon bon type things (filled with different kinds of sweet beans). We shared those with the other staff but the chocolates we kept to ourselves. I haven't had any yet but will keep everyone updated on how yummy they are. Unless they are all filled with beans. Which aren't that bad but they sure aren't caramel or nougget.

Apparently I have tons of presents to look forward to, being a teacher in Korea. I will get them sporadically for no reason but I will also get Christmas and birthday presents. And for Teacher's Day and November 11th here is Pepero Day (Korean equivalent of Pocky) so I will be given Pepero by every one of my students. Canadian teachers are totally screwed in the present department- I only gave teachers that I liked presents at the end of the year, maybe. This is a much better system (for me).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bean chocolates....so that means they're healthy, right?
Stephie

Natty said...

The perfect job for you Amber!! Getting presents! ;) And working with cutie pie kids!

kristybruce said...

gack... bean paste. My teeth rot a little just thinking about that impossibly sweet yuck.

jasonryan30819@gmail.com said...

ah, . .. .Peppero Day--I despise this commercial consumer holiday, frankly speaking, and last year, when all the kids were "high" on chocolate, I did a Remembrance Day Cultural Lesson. 27 000 Canadians came over to help fight the Korean War, and 516 of the soliders died while performing over 1000 missions and patrols during the war. Even during South Korea's War Memorial day, they do not honour the fallen dead of other nations' military personnel who fought and died over here--it's something of an issue for me . ... .

This year, I will also be refusing to participate in Peppero Day activities, and doing another Remembrance Day cultural Lesson--it is something that is my choice, and I will do as long as I am in Korea teaching . . . .
Jason