And the beat goes on…

Next week is Festival Week here at DaeguDae. Already there are tents, stages, lights and mammoth speakers being erected around campus. It should be a fun week. My students are already excited about it, and have been inviting me to come visit their tents (each faculty has a beer tent, with snacks, games and, well, … beer).

We’re expected to teach next week…even though the music is so loud we’ll hardly be able to hear ourselves talk, only 4 or 5 of the keenest students will actually come to class, and even they will be hung-over. So, I’ve told my students that I’ll be there, but I won’t be taking attendance. To my students, this translates as “Oh, I don’t have to go to class.”

On Saturday, 2 of our teachers will be close to their birthdays, so all the teachers are getting together to play volleyball and/or frisbee in the afternoon, and rounding off the evening with a big BBQ bash. There are big brick BBQ’s in a little park near our apartments, and everyone is always up for a good reason to slap some meat on the coals.

All this makes me realize that I’ve been here for 3 months (nearly a whole semester), and I still don’t feel as though I’ve been working. I feel as though I’ve been on holidays ever since the weather turned nice. Ahhhhhh….. Life is Good.

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