I thought it was about time I updated everyone back home with korean life so far, so here goes!
I arrived on Tuesday, Jan 27th and was greeted by a man that found it difficult to believe I was the person written on his sign as I was early. After gesturing back and forth he believed me and off we went. He walked at the speed of light depite not taking the brake off the luggage trolley and therefore just scraping it along, wheels locked in place! I demonstrated that he should push the bar and we proceeded at an even faster pace! The taxi ride was unremarkable apart from the enormous car (but I did have alot of luggage), mood lightling and musical sat nav.
Awhile later I arrived at my school to be greeted by Owen (my director who speaks no English!), Delfin (one of the domestic teachers) and Ed (Delfins English husband). We all then proceeded to my apartment (including the taxi driver) which as you can see from the photos is not particularly big so was a bit of a squeeze with all these people (and my luggage) in it. Practical type things than took place, like how to work the heating (as most people know, very important to me). After a tour of my room and cupboards Ed and Delfin took me for a walk around the block and pointed out the essentials - PC room, bus stop, corner shop, Mcdonalds, baskin robbins and dunkin donuts. The rest of the night I spent unpacking and sleeping.
The next day my director picked me up and took me to school, I spent the day introducing myself to 85 very excited and scared Korean children. They were very cute, I would walk into the room to stoney faces and the odd nice to meet you, intorduce myself and tell them I'm from England and head off. As soon as the door closed behind me the kids would fall about screaming and gasping in wonderment (I'm possibly the first westerner that many of them have met!). In between these meet and greets I was studying the text books and getting to know where everything was at school (I will post some school photos soon so you can see what it looks like). Friday was pretty much the same.
My weekend consisted of dinner and drinks with the girls from work on friday and then I got the sickness! My inability to fly without getting sick struck again so spent the whole weekend in bed feeling like poo and annoyed that I was spending my first weekend in Korea without seeing anything new.
And that was my first few days. Future entries shall not be so minute by minute but shall feature some witty annecdotes, probably drink fuelled.