So since Matt didn't mention this golden nugget of a story I feel it is my obligation to relay it. As you're all aware it was Matt's birthday on Nov. 30th, but did you know that he received a really special gift from one of his students? The next morning, Lucy, one of his 7 year old kindergarten students, brought a lovely gift bag and a handmade birthday card for her beloved Matthew Teacher. What was inside the bag? Well, a bottle of Medoc red wine and a corkscrew, of course. Her Daddy had supplied her with this and happily sent his little girl off to school. Where else do children come bearing liquor and pointy objects as gifts? Where else are the children responsible enough to be trusted to deliver such items? Only in Korea, I say.
(Don't get me wrong, we really liked and appreciated the wine- the point is that this is weird.)