“Teacher! Your face! ……….Beautiful.”

I finally got to teach on Thursday and Friday (March 3rd & 4th). My co-teacher spent about 20 minutes introducing the class and the rules and I had the other 20 minutes to introduce myself and my country. It was so much fun! The kids’ reactions were amazing. I’ve noticed that gasping is pretty common in Korea and my presentation got quite a few gasps, like…

When I told them that Texas is so big that it takes me 4 hours to drive to my dad’s house.

When I showed them the picture of the World’s Largest Pecan in Seguin.

When they saw the picture of Dallas at night and again when I told them there’s a restaurant in Reunion Tower… And it turns around in a circle!

But the biggest gasp came when I showed them the picture of my family… And they counted all 20 of them.

The kids loved seeing pictures of my family members. I showed pictures of…

My dad

My mom

My brother & his girlfriend

My brother & his wife

My niece & nephew

Nana

They loved my dad’s grey hair, that I look like my mom and thought my brothers were handsome and their significant others were beautiful. They also really loved seeing my niece and nephew.

Here are some of my favorite comments…

From a boy: “Teacher! Your face! ……….Beautiful.”

From a girl: “You are….. very.” (I took it as a compliment)

Also, one student said the boy sitting next to him thought my niece was cute. The whole class giggled.

Overall, the first week was great and it made me feel a lot more confident about teaching.

5 thoughts on ““Teacher! Your face! ……….Beautiful.”

  1. I like the “You are … very” comment. Hilarious! I also got a lot of nice compliments. Still do sometimes. One girl just the other day looked like she wanted to ask me a question, but she looked embarrassed when I confronted her about it. She could only touch my arm and say, “Handsome.”

    –Brian

  2. Hey there!!
    Got your email! What an amazing adventure you are on!! and I laughed so hard when you said you had found butt cheese!! I must have a picture!!!
    So proud of you and what you are doing!!
    Be safe, have fun and keep the adventures coming!

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