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Chasing the cool

Friday night; another roller coaster ride through the Korean hagwon crashes and burns with my Friday afternoon class. Breaking into my trivial conversation with a student, she throws both middle fingers high into the air with a proud look of defiance– as if to say, “Hey, look what someone showed me… Fuck you.” But all she actually said was, “My [insert deadbeat role model here] goes like this.” My eyes lit up like a hey field as I bit my tongue Download Christmas games for free. “Do you know what that means?” She said it was an “American” gesture, and that she really wasn’t directing it at me herunterladen. Really, she must think I’m stupid.

Teaching is a hard job only when you have to deal with this type of crap. Really though, they are just kids sap note. Remember when you were 12? That’s when I discovered being ‘cool’, and that was waaaaay more important than learning the seven continents or how to write a business letter.  This lead to some painful teenage years… for my parents herunterladen.