The weather is warming up and spring is slowly coming. I am on spring break at school and have been enjoying time off to focus on things like walking the dog, watching good movies, and hanging out with Ryan. Some things I have been doing currently…
reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I’m enjoying the read so far – needed something light and humorous for the long stretch in work between our Lunar New Year break and Spring Break. Keep an eye out – hoping to start adding book reviews soon.
eating Chocolove bars – I found I could order them on iherb last year when I first discovered iherb, and then they were out of stock for forever. They came back last month and I order two or three and slowly pick at them. Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate! Dark Chocolate & Raspberries! The closest quality chocolate bar here costs $9. Oh, and brussel sprouts!! This is the first time I’ve seen them in Korea, and they are frequently the food I cite that I miss the most when asked.
walking the dog – happily! It’s no longer a chore like it was in the dead of winter, and she spends most of her time outside curled up in the grass and sunshine. Have I mentioned how excited I am that it’s warming up? Winter in Korea is hard.
teaching Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. My students are doing portfolio projects where they’re leading their own novel study in groups and it’s left me tremendously bored during class time. High schoolers don’t even need teachers! No really, I do help them. But it’s awesome seeing them schedule their own homework and learning and delegate tasks – it’s way more engagement than I could expect for if I were teaching them.
cleaning the patio furniture. There were about 20 minutes this afternoon where I thought it was warm enough to sit outside for dinner. It got cold again. We aren’t eating dinner outside. But the patio furniture is clean.
watching Kyrgyz pop music videos; while reading about Kyrgyzstan, we’ve found a lot of great music AND some hilariously great music. We’ve been singing Bishkek City too much. It’s in English!
preparing for a trip with my friend Hazel to Cheongsando this week, a tiny island in the South of Korea where you walk very slowly, or else. Hazel conveniently planned our whole trip, down to which bus we will take and which pension we will stay at. I’m along for the ride. If only Hazel could pack for me.