I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Korea is the only East Asian country to recognize Christmas as a national holiday, so that means I had the day off, yay! It was a little hard being so far from loved ones, but I managed to enjoy my day anyway. I had brunch with a few friends, then I spent the rest of the day relaxing and watching movies.
My apologies for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been a little under the weather and have been a bit lazy…more posts to come soon! In the meantime, here are a few photos from the past few weeks.
I was showered with holiday love from my students.
My living room was quite cozy on Christmas. The English teacher that lived here last year left a tree behind for me to decorate and get in the Christmas spirit.
The great thing about my rural school is having very small classes. The third graders are the cutest.
Here I am with the fifth graders. They love pictures.
I have much larger classes at my main school. This is one of my 4th grade classes (the smallest of the classes at this school). They all wanted to stand next to me in the picture so I got squished in the middle.
Its been very cold lately. It was 8 degrees (Fahrenheit) on this particular morning. I hate the cold but must admit the dusting of ice and snow made the view that day quite beautiful.
This is the view from my office. I had no idea it was going to snow so often here.
I went on a temple stay last weekend (more on that later) and this sign was on the door of my room. I have yet to see any “wild animals” in this country.
Palsangjeon in the sunlight at Beopjusa Temple.
Beopjusa Temple, Songnisan National Park
I’ve been to this temple multiple times. Winter seems to be the only time it’s not cluttered with people.
Look at the size of those icicles!