Monday, January 9, 2012

Just Want You to Know


Today was the first day of class at the Owl Preschool.  Let me tell you, it was exhausting. It is 8:33 pm, and I'm just about ready to hit the sack.  I hope it is not like this everyday, I will be completely burnt out in a week, for sure.  And I am now known as "Teacha Milk."  Do not ask me why, because I do not know.
We had to do one 20 minute lesson three times, one 30 minute lesson three times, and then a 45 minute lesson twice. It was crazy. And we have to do it all over again tomorrow, and almost everyday for the next 6 months. Hopefully it will get a lot better when we have a topic, and are not just making it up as we go.

I still haven't gotten my luggage, and I'm getting really sick of these gross clothes I've been wearing since Thursday/Sunday. Luckily I packed a few clean things in my carry on.  My bags are now in Taiwan, but they were supposed to get here this afternoon, and I have not seen them yet, so cross your fingers they come in the morning maybe.

Today after school we met up with the Sister Missionaries and they took us to the famous night market, which is full of different little restaurants.  Transfers are on Sunday, and we're crossing our fingers neither of them leave us, we love them already.  I practically ate a whole pineapple.  And some gross pancake thing with cabbage and ham in the middle, maybe I picked out the cabbage and ham to eat...
Next time I'm definitely sticking to the rice, beef, and veggie plate.  Mmhmm.

Sister Wu and Sister Kang


Also, today I named a kid.  Yep, you read that right.  Yuling (the principal) said that there were two children that hadn't received English names yet.  She then said that sometimes the parents like them to sound like their Chinese names.  She pointed at a little boy running around and said "he needs a manly name, he is strong." Then she said his Chinese name that was something like "Juoin-gin," so immediately I said Justin (Juoin-gin fast, and in the Chinese tones sounds exactly like Justin).  And there you have it, the kid's name is now Justin.  It wasn't until a couple hours later did I put together his new name and my love for the teen dream JB. Weird, "Baby" just shuffled on. It's a sign.

2 comments:

  1. o my goodness you did not just name a child after Justin Bieber!! Thats hilarious that they asked you to do that! While you are there will you name one of the kids Verwould its a a horribly ugly name but its got a great message too it unfortunately I doubt any husband of mine will let me use it- so it would be nice to know there was a little Verwould out there somewhere. Also that food Market-that sounds like the best thing in the world. Please try every single thing they have there! JEALOUSY!!

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  2. BA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....
    If they wanted Western culture.. you definitely just brought it to them! I'm so proud of the inspiriation and legacy you just provided that young Asian boy with! Now go reward yourself with some pineapple, and eat a few bites in remembrance of me. Thank you, and Goodnight.

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