18) Many updates in one

Since I haven’t had big adventurous weekends due to colder weather, my updates are slowing down. So far the winter has been windy, rainy, and chilly. It’s finally December though so I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas even if it is from a distance. But on to the pictures!

School Festival: I still haven’t figured out what the festivals celebrate but every school has one. There are no classes and there are a ton of activities set up throughout the day. My day started with free Mcdonalds breakfast which was awesome.

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Then a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Then rockets.
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Food tents
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A station that teaches the harms of smoking.
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The festival happened to be on Thanksgiving so it was odd seeing a Christmas tree.
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Students were painting hands and faces for free.
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There was a jewelry making station.
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If you signed different waivers stating you wouldn’t smoke, drink, etc. you would get free stuff.
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I signed everything because I love free stuff.
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A traditional Korean food is a dough fish filled with red bean paste. I memorized a bible verse for this.
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My fish!
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School lunch, my half eaten fish in the corner.
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They sold uniforms which I thought was odd.
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I love the view from this school, mountains on one side
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and the city on another
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I tried to get a panorama of it
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There was a student cross dressing competition, everyone on the stage is male
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and a traditional game of Yutnori for the teachers
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I played
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and lost
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Friendsgiving: a group of us celebrated Thanksgiving on the Saturday after. It was the first time some of our Korean friends celebrated the holiday.

Leah, Jeanette, and deviled eggs
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Michelle cooked a ton of food for everyone, it was all delicious. We had chicken instead of turkey. After reasearching, turkeys can cost up to $100 – not worth it.
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My plate 🙂
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I tried taking a panorama of everyone
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A picture from Jeanette’s camera, I’m in the left corner
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Random pictures:
Christmas lights near my house.
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My co-teacher, her 13 year old daughter, and I hung out last weekend. We went to a market and to an old Confucius sightseeing place.
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I really love the architecture.
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This is the oldest statue of Confucius in Korea.
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The same co-teacher took me on a drive after work last week.
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I told her I needed a picture so my parents could see my face.
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I was feeling sick the last three days so earlier today she brought me homemade ginger tea and my favorite sauced fried chicken. She’s been amazing since I arrived.
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Jeanette was feeling sick today so Uro, Brodie and I had soup at her place.
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My blog updates will probably be slowing down now that the weather is colder but I will continue to update when I have fun things to show. Love you all!

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