Category Archives: Lost in Translation

Magic Pooh

“Hunter, why are your hands purple?” I asked.  He hesitated so I asked, in Korean. “손들이 보라색, 왜요?” “Magic pooh,” he replied uncertainly.     **I have since discovered that ‘magic pooh’ is a real thing. It’s a powder taken to

Magic Pooh

“Hunter, why are your hands purple?” I asked.  He hesitated so I asked, in Korean. “손들이 보라색, 왜요?” “Magic pooh,” he replied uncertainly.     **I have since discovered that ‘magic pooh’ is a real thing. It’s a powder taken to

I <3 ajummas

What’s not to love?   ‘Ajumma’ is the Korean word for a married, middle-aged woman. The term has a lot of social connotations and stereotypes. 

I <3 ajummas

What’s not to love?   ‘Ajumma’ is the Korean word for a married, middle-aged woman. The term has a lot of social connotations and stereotypes. 

Boys are stupid…

One of my little girls came to school with this bag. I assumed that she knew or maybe her parents knew what it said…nope. When I asked her where she got it, she got really embarrassed and admitted she didn’t

Boys are stupid…

One of my little girls came to school with this bag. I assumed that she knew or maybe her parents knew what it said…nope. When I asked her where she got it, she got really embarrassed and admitted she didn’t

Breakthrough!

To be honest, teaching kindergarten age children is difficult enough when you speak the same language. When you don’t speak the language it basically becomes a free for all. I used to have a coteacher who would translate and keep

Breakthrough!

To be honest, teaching kindergarten age children is difficult enough when you speak the same language. When you don’t speak the language it basically becomes a free for all. I used to have a coteacher who would translate and keep

Pink dogs

So this is a thing here. This is my teacher’s dog. I’ve seen some spectacles that were more unfortunate (I’ll try to capture evidence for further posts).

Pink dogs

So this is a thing here. This is my teacher’s dog. I’ve seen some spectacles that were more unfortunate (I’ll try to capture evidence for further posts).

Frustrated

Currently, my chore list at my new academy is to clean and tidy the library after classes, as well as my own classroom. I found this gem the other day. I seem to recognize this series (mom, did we have

Frustrated

Currently, my chore list at my new academy is to clean and tidy the library after classes, as well as my own classroom. I found this gem the other day. I seem to recognize this series (mom, did we have