Tuesday, September 28, 2004

vacation winds down

One more day of vacation, then it's back to the grind. I work three Saturdays in October. What's worse, my morning partner and I will be acquiring two new students who already have a bad reputation among other EC teachers. Apparently, these students tend to complain a lot and are moving around from teacher to teacher-- an obvious case of dumbassitude. Bad students tend to project their badness onto everyone around them. I remember this from my days as a high school French teacher in Virginia: the students who grumbled, "This is so stupid!" were, without fail, the stupidest students. Obviously this is true cross-culturally (another reason to be wary of PoMo's attempts at anti-totalization; there is a such thing as human psychology-- the unity that's in bed with diversity).

I'm thinking about heading out to Wolmido, an island not far from Inchon. My students recommended it to me, but with the caveat that there's little else to see but the sunset. Inchon itself is a port city, and an old one at that; there's very little in the way of natural wonders in that region, from what I've heard. Most of the nature is long gone. All the same, it'll be nice to skip out of Seoul and see something a bit different, even if only for a few hours.


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