Last Thursday my school took our children to Seoul Land, a fantastic and exciting amusement park a little over an hour from Pyeongnae. The lead up to the trip was a little like Christmas for me, as I was so excited. I love amusement parks! The weather was absolutely gorgeous the day of-a toasty 80-some degrees, perfect conditions for a day out. All I could sing for a day or two prior was “Soul Man”, but changing the lyrics up a bit to “Seoul Land”. Clever, I know.
Since the field trip was taken with around 80 children under the age of 7, we were split into groups with our partner teachers and their classes. Because of the time constraints-we arrived around 11 am, and were set to leave at 3:30 pm-we only got to experience 5 or 6 of the rides at the park. Gloria and I took our combined class of 20 Lions and Koalas around the park, riding the plume water ride (known as the “flume ride” in Korea), a kiddy coaster, a giant swing-like contraption, bumper cars, and a viking boat. The whole of RT also joined together to watch a small bit of theatre entitled “Who Pooped On My Head?” which involved adults dressed as moles running around and examining felted creations of various animal feces to discover which animal pooed on the protagonist’s head-it ended up being a dog, in case you were wondering. Fun for the kiddies, perhaps not as amusing for the adults. All in all, the day was super fun. I want to head back at some point to enjoy the entertainment with some adult friends. I’ve heard Everland, another Korean theme park, is also pretty exciting. Either way, there are more rollercoasters in my near future.
In other news, poor Marisa B. has come down with the strep throat-or tonisilitis as they’ve diagnosed it here. I’m just hoping that 1. she recovers quickly, and 2. that I don’t get the germs myself. That would be pretty horrible. We are hosting a little shindig at our place in honor of Frank’s birthday on Saturday, and it should be a rollicking good time. All in all, another lovely weekend is in the works. Now just to get through the weekday part…good thing I love the job. And the children. And speaking of…here is a beyond-cute video of little piglet Kevin showing me his taekwondo skills. I tried to get him to show me his astonishly good breakdance steps-really, he’s 3 and can break it-but no dice on that one. This is equally adorable though. Bask in the cute.
Edit: I can’t post the video! I am a bit perturbed by this, but will look into it. I really want the homies to see Kevin in all his glory. It makes your heart twitch a little.