Probably one of the kids best days and for one reason...This was the 1st morning that all of the boys woke up on time and were ready to go. Part of that was that yesterday I drug one room of boys in the hallway and had them do some morning exercises because they refused to wake up after numerous doorbell rings and telephone calls. Needless to say, there were all up this morning.We left the hotel at 7:30 in order to get to the Siheung Middle School on time for our day with Korean students. They met us at the gate and had name tags with our names on them. We then proceeded to their auditorium where the opening ceremonies were held. Everything was well planned out and there had to be English and Korean translations for each speaker.They presented our school with a gift of framed ancient Korean masks and Mathurine had purchased an Arabic teapot for their principal. Their principal and assistant principal had a few welcoming words and I spoke on behalf of our school. Luckily, I had some translation experience. The students then exchanged gifts and prepared for their performances.Two Korean students performed on bamboo flutes, two more performed a couple of classical songs on the violin and piano, 6 girls performed a modern pop dance, and the finale was an AMAZING Korean drum performance by 7 students. The principal said it was the "pride of their school" and they won competitions for it.
|From Jamie's Philippines Pics|
We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.
We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.
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