ABROAD...again


Well, I am living abroad...yet again. After Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Korea the Netherlands (and returning to Spain for a Masters) I've unpacked my backpack a little closer to home in Mexico. I live in Culiacan where I am trying my hand at teaching English to University and high school students. Below you'll find random updates as I go to festivals, explore my city or just feel like sharing a random story.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

I just had my first class ever!!!

This morning started with me being on the tv for the school (like the morning announcements) I thanked them for having me here. Told them their city was beautiful, and I looked forward to meeting them.

I have given probably a thousand speeches in my life. That one was probably the hardest!

Then I had my class it was 5th graders. They are...12? But in the states it is 11 (because in Korea when you are born you are already 1 year old) so over here I am 24 not 23.

It went ok. I am teaching WITH my co-teacher right now. She uses A LOT of Korean when she teaches. We taught prepositions. Are you exited? Yeah you should be prepositions are VERY exciting!

Then lunch. Technically we pay for it, but it comes out of ur paycheck VERY cheap. I had a delicious lunch of...rice (shocker) some seafood soup with vegetables, some sort of meet, a kimchi made with cabbage and a seaweed salad. Quite tasty. I had to use chopsticks...I did pretty well.

I go to the hospital today. If they find something really wrong with me they send me back to the States.

Tomorrow is the day to vote so it is a public holiday (my first public paid holiday).

Oh and per my father's request I changed it so anyone can comment :-) Be nice!

:)

Carissa

2 comments:

Katie W. said...

The pictures are sweet! I liked your idea of blogspot so I made one for my Europe trip in a few months...so thanks for the inspiration! :)

Lils said...

prepositions ARE exciting. Just yesterday I was getting my usual redbull/vodka at my fave bar, and I overheard someone talking about prepositions. I thought to myself *no way!* So I went over and exclaimed "I Love Prepositions too!!!"...we are getting married in June! hahaha.

Prepositions suck dude. seriously.

:-p

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