Another interesting part of Korean life is how the value they place on all things cute. This means that even regular, everyday tools are made to be as cute as they can in Korea. This includes cute socks, pencil cases, note books, backpacks, bags, cell phone charms, cell phone ring tones, and even pencil sharpeners.
|This is the one we have at school, but I've seen much more extravagant ones.|
Changing the subject, as I mentioned, the lunar new year will be starting later this week and according to wikipedia this is the most important traditional holiday in Korea. I've never celebrated this event, so I'm interested to find out what it's like. Tomorrow, our morning classes are going to celebrate by playing Korean games. Then we have the rest of the week off, which I'm very much looking forward to. I'm not sure yet what I'll spend my time doing over the break, but I'll probably be heading up to Seoul for a couple of days. I'd like to see more museums there. It would also be nice to get the scooter fixed.
Changing the subject again, I've been watching a lot of the documentary series "Planet Earth" by the BBC lately. It's awesome. If you haven't seen it, you should. And, I'm learning a lot about the earth's atmosphere and it's surface from the two higher level science classes that I just started teaching in the afternoon. Whoever knew that science could be so interesting?
Thanks for reading.
P.S. : Did you hear about the baker who stopped making donuts because he got tired of the hole thing. (chuckle chuckle).