The Truth Thus Far


“You can’t be American…you’re not Black like 50CS Teacher.”
Reading (13 yrs old) Class

Reading (13 yrs old) Class

The kids are officially confused. I think it’ll be my task next week to explain multiculturalism to them. The other day they told Jen Teacher that she couldn’t be American because she wasn’t Black like me. Jen tried to explain that America has all types of people, but I”m not quite sure they get it. It makes sense though. Chinese people live in China, Japanese in Japan, and Koreans in Korea. So they can’t quite grasp the idea of everyone living together. It’s just nonsense to them. Eventually! Eventually they’ll get it.

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Friendless people are people too
September 17, 2008, 6:49 am
Filed under: Couchsurfing, Friends, Korean Friends, Korean Life | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Okay okay…so I have no friends anymore (other than Player and Brazil but they don’t count). I left Mount Holyoke and then suddenly…bam…utter loneliness and nights spent on language exchange websites begging people to let me teach them English so that my life can have meaning. What’s funny is that this new addiction has actually become pretty useful. It’s both minimized my fear of continued loneliness once hitting Korean soil and enabled me to teach foreigners phrases like “If you’re gonna act like a bitch, I’m gonna treat you like a bitch” and learn useful Korean words like 뷴태(sp?) byuntae (pervert). Plus, I’ve actually managed to make some pretty close buddies that I’m looking forward to meeting upon my arrival to Korea.

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