The problem: Our protagonist finds himself running out of socks. He is down to two lonesome pairs of socks. He has not yet run out of undershirts (although he is getting close) and he has plenty of boxers.

Should he learn how to do the laundry in Korea or buy some more socks, thus delaying the problem for a few days?


For the first time in a long while, I've had the opportunity just to hang out for some time. This week so far I've left the apt around 8am and come back around 10pm. Pretty killer.

I found out they disconnected my free cable TV (I guess paid from the previous tenant)... time to go find out how much it costs to turn it back on.

I'm really loving being in Korea. Even if I'm pretty lonely, I've always believed that people should (while young) always be pushing for new experiences. This is definitely a trying period, but I can feel myself growing. And that's what it's all about, right? Growth.

I never realized how much preparing I would have to do to teach. I mean, it's one thing just to teach for 6 hours a day, but it's a whole another thing to prepare.

My voice is starting to wear down really badly. I've never had to talk for so long so loudly (I'm a pretty soft-spoken person).

So two of my classes has to cover 75 SAT vocabulary words a day. It's pretty intense for kids who don't even speak English. But I'm pretty amazed at the kids who do well on the vocab quiz (although I'm pretty sure that they're doing rote memorization instead of learning the meanings) ...

I totally want to try to push these kids not only to just do rote memorization, but to understand. To that end, I've really started making a fool of myself, to try to open them up. I think building rapport with the students is essential; once you build that rapport I can really understand their strengths and weaknesses and try to tailor some of their workloads to addressing these strengths and weaknesses.
Posted by roy on June 16, 2004 at 04:48 AM in Travel | 3 Comments

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Comment posted on June 16th, 2004 at 07:26 PM
- Put dryer sheets in the socks OR alternatively roll the socks together.
- Wet your hand and dampen the socks with them. Just a little goes a long way.
- Place the socks in the microwave on MEDIUM HIGH (NOT HIGH) heat for 33-60 seconds. (Wattage may vary)
- Remove the socks and allow them to cool.
- Use them with long pants so they are hard to see if they are obviously dirty.

Comment posted on June 16th, 2004 at 08:01 AM
oppa did you know that the lakers were *killed*?
Comment posted on June 16th, 2004 at 07:09 AM
I\'d buy more socks. Then learn how to do your laundry in Korea.

Socks always get lost, always get soaked, always get ripped, torn, bashed, and bruised.

Hacing more pairs of socks than needed would be wise.