------48 hours since my arrival in Seoul.-------
In a word: Amazing.
5:45am - Walk up to one of my two alarm clocks (I cannot sleep in). Fall out of the bed in my hotel (called a "love hotel" because of the "love" that often occurs within) and stumble to the tiny but surprisingly western toilet. After getting ready, I walk up a floor, meet Steve, and leave the hotel.
6:15am - Walk across the back alley to the convenience store and purchase a rice roll and yogurt for breakfast. Walk 30 seconds to the back of the School.
6:25am - Enter the school and prepare for my first classes.
7:00am - First class. Level 2. 6 sleepy business people. I realize the hardest part of the job will be remembering names (Heoug Ji or Ji Heoug or Jeoug Hi or Hi Jeoung. or Jimmy...)
8:00am - Second class. Level 2. Younger group of 8 more awake Koreans.
9:00 am - Break until 11am, which is a level 1 class with one student for two hours. Quite a long class...
1pm - Big break. 6 hours to sleep, eat, explore. Yesterday, Steve and I walked from our home base of Shincheon to the Han River, 3 subway stops away.
6:45pm - Return to work for 7pm and 8pm class. More names I cannot remember. Quite tired now.
9pm - School is over and you have the option of SLEEP or go out. Last night, we went out and met Steve's friend GiSu at a Bar in Hongik called the Crazy Monkey. Food was amazing and a strange "happy birthday" song erupted (a different version of Happy Birthday, but in English).
1am - Return home by subway and fall into bed. Watch hilarious Korean TV for 1 sec before falling asleep.
Luckily, I had set my alarm clocks. And so the cycle continues....
The weekend is looking mighty tempting right about now!
Clarence Doore, pulp artist
5 hours ago