I thought with my grad school all finished, I’d have more time to do stuff. Apparently, in my euphoric state, I forgot about work. This is spring break week, so that means the kids I work with are on vacation, and my workplace scheduled a field trip EVERY DAY this week for them. I am mentally and physically exhausted from chaperoning. Amidst that, I also managed to have a social life, so yay for that. My week is broken down into the following:
Monday: Field trip to the Korean Folk Village in Suwon. This place is divided into two parts: the folk village and the amusement park. Guess which side the kids and I stayed at? Yep, the amusement park. This is a place I visited many time as a kid, but the amusement park section didn’t exist back then, so I remembered how bored I was with the folk village, so I stayed far away from that place!
Tuesday: Field trip to Namsan Tower with a hike down the Namsan Mountain. We explored the tower and this strange fun house, but I didn’t like the hike. I thought we were hiking down a paved road, but instead we hiked down a dirt road filled with rocks and branches. With my weak ankles and knees that never healed right from my injury years ago, this hike was not safe for me. I took baby steps and was very slow coming down the mountain.
Wednesday: Field trip to Kidzania, a theme park that is broken up into sections based on occupation. So depending on the occupation, the kids “paid” to learn to be a cook, or got “paid” to learn how to be photographers. It was a great place, but the adults were NOT allowed to participate with the kids. :( I was very sore when I was told I couldn’t cook with the kids! I couldn’t even go into the rooms to take pictures of the kids! Boo!
Thursday: Field trip to Trick Eye Museum with a stopover at the Hello Kitty Cafe (TOO PINK!!!) and Daiso. I did not like the museum because it was too small of a place to take 60+ kids to. It was crazy! Plus, we had to transport the kids on the street, and with Korean traffic, I suffered from an anxiety attack on making sure I didn’t lose any of the kids or that they didn’t get into any accident!
Friday: I didn’t go on the field trip (it was at Everland, another amusement park) because I had to stay behind and watch the kids who were unable to go. This made for a super long day. I swear, that clock did not want to move. However, after work, I met a new friend, “Tessa”. She’s new in Korea and contacted me on OkCupid, wanting to make new English-speaking friends. We met up in my area, and we had went to Taste of Thailand for dinner, took a coffee break at Chansbros, and had a drink at Noxa Lounge.
Saturday: I had to work two hours at this fun fair. My organisation was in charge of the face painting. My colleagues painted, and I was the “water girl”, meaning I changed their water for them LOL. After work, I went to Chansbros to read and wait for my friend “CS”. He’s someone I hadn’t met in like two years, so we met up, had dinner at Casablanca and then had couple drinks at Noxa Lounge. It was a blast catching up with him!
And that was my week. I’m pooped! Tomorrow is going to be my be-a-bum day. I am so not leaving the flat, and I am going to just read and play video games or something to unwind and recuperate from this super busy week!