My little kids love to say â€œbery goodâ€...all the time! As hard as I try to get those â€œbâ€™sâ€ to become â€œvâ€™sâ€ it just isnâ€™t happening. So for now all day I hear â€œbery gooodâ€. Jay and I find ourselves talking like our little Korean kids after school. It is quite funny how English sounds with their little accents.
Before coming to Korea we read in one of our â€œLiving in Koreaâ€ books that as Americans we would be gawked at a lot. Surprisingly, this has not been the case. We do get a random person here and there that says â€œHELLO!â€, just so they can speak English but no gawking. Itâ€™s not that we donâ€™t stand out here though. We rarely see other Americans or Canadians while we are out and about. Our boss Richard informed us that there are several other Americans living in our building but we have yet to see them. One of the other teachers lives in a high rise building a couple blocks from the bus stop and each morning he looks for my hair to know when he should head down to the bus. I guess I stick out that much.
Jay sticks out a lot here too, more for his height than anything else. Every time we get on the bus Jay has to duck so not to hit his head on the ceiling. The Korean teachers at our school (and I think many of the little girls too) find Jay very attractive. They told the other teachers they think he looks like Ashton Kutcher. I think there is more gawking going on at school than anywhere else.
If my blonde hair and Jay being tall doesnâ€™t make us stick our behavior probably does. We are constantly taking pictures, talking, laughing, and having a good time. While most of the people here are very quiet and to themselves. That is until they get a little Soju in them. Soju is a distilled potato beverage native to Korea and Koreans love it!
Today Jay and I are off to explore Seoul. Check back later forÂ pictures and a post about our adventure. We have to take the subway so you know it will be an adventure! Bery Gooood!