Musical Friday Yeah Yeah…

Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah

Ah…finally the weekend. I have an early work day on Monday, then Im off for 6 days. So, if you wanna visit Korea and have a free translator, now would be the time!!! lol who am I kidding, Id be a poor translator. However, Ill be good company xD 

I really wanted to go to Japan for a few days but oh no. No, my back is not up for that at all. Which is fine. I have my shows ready, and got almost all the food I need. 

Staycation, Im kinda ready for you xD 

Soon baby soon…

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Kakao Friends – Ryan Tmoney

So…

This is Ryan.

Yep. 

Why am I introducing Ryan? Well for the mere fact that HE IS THE COOLEST LION EVER!!!! 

(Lion…Ryan…get it? You can read morr of his story HERE)

In any case, if that’s Ryan…what’s T-money? Basically it is one of the multi-use cards in Korea. 

Originally fearured as a card, once you load it with cash (done at convenience stores or at the subwat stations), you may use it to pay for taxis, food at convenience stores, or use it for public transportation payment. Basically if it says T-money, you can use the card. It’s what we know as Presto back home in Canada, but far cooler. 

I just remembered but I also used it to pay for my storage locker at Hongdae station. I wanted to play all night, but had a lot of stuff with me. I tossed everything into a locker and went off to play. When I was done, I came back to retrieve my stuff, and paid with the T-money card. 


Anyway, this Ryan figure…is T-money. 

Yes, this ultra cute, why-doesnt-toronto-have-this-awesome thing is my new T-money card.

It comes w a neckstrap, and a small hook to attach it to your bag or keychain. Just like the card, you can load it withmoney. Then, you can use it anyway. ANYWHERE!

It did cost me a bit. Just a little over $10CND. But its so damn cute, and worth every bit of that money xD 

I picked mine up at CU (one of the convenience store chains here in Korea) which is why this is a CU membership point collaborated T-money Ryan. However, you can get them at GS25, 711, or directly from the Kakao Friends stores (online HERE) if you want one that is not collaborated with the convenience store chains. They have Apeach as well, but I love Ryan the best. 

Do you have Prestco card? Would you be more inclined to get one if it was super cute like this? 

Last week on Instagram…

Last week…was interesting. Quite busy. Quite…interesting. 

Gosh…I cant keep up. Work has been interesting. A few issues have already come up to make me wonder if it is worth it. The extra effort I put in, when it is not like it is recognized or compensated. Especially when I see others half ass it. But, even if I wanted to, I cant. Well, half ass it I mean. So, instead I end up getting…frustrated. Burnt. 

So we will see. The new thing the boss wants to is…bad. The others dont see to grasp how bad it actually is. That makes it frustrating. 

“If it’s convenient for you guys, Illshow my support and back you up. ”

Almost lost it when I heard this. Without realizing what the individual was saying, this was the response I got. This is not the type of support we need. We dont need “support”. What we need is to know what right wr have, and ensure we get it. But, thats the fun I get to deal with. At least others fought for it. I dont have those type of individuals very soon. Clock in, clock out. 

Sigh. 

My first official day was yesterday (Monday here is 13 hours ahead remember:)) <- I actually dont know how to deal with that, but apply what I learned in math/doesnt matter lol

It was nuts cause I ran late for checkin while setting up my phone. Need to ensure Im not ever again or boss will kill me (not really…just heavy scolding)



Last Week on Instagram…

If you missed it, Im back in Korea. This also means Ill be able to post interesting stuff again, and more frequently. Or so I hope.

Im still quite jetlagged but I knew this would last awhile.

So far, things are good. Ive gad one coworker who is so chill and has taken ut as part of her mission to make me feel absolutely at ease. Ive been super thankful for her help, and sad that shes leaving at the end of the term.







Winding down D-31

Yesterday marked the end of my teaching obligations. I have to go into work for one more week. Just to help out with the transition, as a lot changes next week.

Then, I’ll have a week to do all the major things that I want to do in Korea. It’s nice cause I also rented out the room for an additional week. After that, I will be living from a small backpack. Let’s also hope I can find a coin operated washing machine in the city…I actually don’t know if they exist…

But, this is not the point of the post.

Yesterday, I popped into work. Though I am done teaching, I needed to clean up my classroom, and wanted to see the younger kids I taught for a year and a half.

I also dropped off a box of cookies for one of the classes, as they had asked for them 3 months ago, and I didn’t get a change to give them. I ensured that I brought back an extra box just for them when I was back in Toronto in October.

So, I saw M and R.
They were so cute. The R started crying, which made me tear up. I told her that today was not the day to cry, since she would see me for one more week. So, let’s cry next week instead. She agreed.

But, she said…

“Esther teacher, I miss your words!!!!!”
“What do you mean?”
**clings onto my arm…**
“Say, ‘FAIL, Kiddos…’ pleassseeeeeee…”
“What?!”
“I miss those words…they way you said it! PLEASE!”
“Fail…”
“Not like that teacher, like the way you say it when I dropped my cookie before.”
**Now I am laughing…**
“Omg R you are so weird!”
“M, she said weird!, I forgot that one, I missed that one too”
**Both girls are nodding, and giggling at this point**
“Omg…Faaaaiiiiilllll…”
“YAY!”
**R does her happy dance**
“Now I feel like I can live xD”

This made me laugh so hard.
I know if I said this back home to a student, I’d be reprimanded. However, they know I don’t mean it in that way. They know my sayings are terms of endearment. Things I would only say if I loved them. And I do.

I know it was my fault. I just didn’t want to work the crazy schedules of holding 3 different positions. But, I know that I stayed in that position, I would have stayed until February, or at least before the summer.

That was my fault.

How do I know this?

Cause of the interactions like this.
They bring me a side clutching laugh, and happy memories.

D-31