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Billions in KRW Found at Garlic Farm















Billions in KRW found at a garlic farm?

Police have dug out more than 8 billion won ($7.1 million) in cash from the soil of a garlic farm owned by an unemployed man in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, officials said Monday.

The money is believed to be part of a slush fund raised by running an illegal gambling website, the officials said, adding the total amount of the illegal fund reached 11 billion won.

It get’s better. Read the full story on the Korea Herald today.

Cock: Korean Food

funny signs cock korean food

Found this gem across from a Smoothie King right in the heart of downtown Gwangju today. Reading one of my student’s journals a little bit ago, I came across the sentence “this weekend I ate lots of cock,” and dismissed it as a simple mistake. It’s clear to me now that there is a much larger misunderstanding of the English language going on here.

return of the burger king

Another bizarre ritual that is the Korean Kinder birthday party celebration took place today. Thankfully, it was not my turn to emcee, so I had a few rare moments to space out and stare at the floor. I had to be the emcee last month, which basically means you stand up front with a microphone and introduce the kids before their big entrance onto the main floor. They give you a script to follow, and wouldn’t you know it, mine had a typo. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, put your hands together for a cute little girl from Cornell class. Her name is….” And out walks a confused little boy with a frown on his face. Shit.

Mean Kids Give Teacher a Hard Time

Middle schoolers; if the sign said ‘pull’ they would push.  They are (without comparison) the most difficult group of kids for me to teach. Coming from a full day of school prior to arrival in my classroom, their behavior is most indignant; always interrupting the lessons with baiting questions or babbling non-sense. Are you married? How tall are you? Is your nose real?

“Teacher, what did you do this weekend?”

I met up with this friend of mine named G-Dragon (a well-known Korean Pop Star they obsess over) and we had a couple non alcoholic drinks, then played Starcraft until our eyes bled. He said he was famous or something. You ever heard of him?

“G-Dragon!? Really Teacher???”

Yeah. You want to meet him? I could arrange it — if you are sitting down, quiet, and listening all class to the lesson.

“You lie, Teacher… You lie!”

It gives me a chance to connect with the students on a more personal level, so that is nice. Recently, this backfired. One week after the above exchange, I got a journal entry from this one particular student titled I Hate You. It read,  “You, I don’t like. For false talking favorite man singer”.  She closed with, “friend say G-Dragon best in USA!! We are starting fan cafe. True. You are false!”  A week later during the same class, I turned around from the whiteboard, and everyone started laughing. Strange… I didn’t hear anybody fart, speak Korean, or hit them selves in the forehead. Then one them blurted out, “We are smarter than you, Teacher!” Sure you are, Sally. Now let’s finish learning how to ask for more peas.

I found out (after the fact, of course) that one of the angels took my storybook and hid it in the back with the other books.  Those meddling little… Normally, not such a big deal, but when a fellow teacher needed to borrow the book after class, and I couldn’t find it in my basket, I wasn’t laughing. Before seeing them again, the class was berated by two sets of Korean teachers and moved from the fifth to the first floor. Next week’s journal entries should be marvelous..