There are a lot of times when I don't feel like I'm a foreigner. But, there are times when I feel totally foreign. For some reason, when I walk into the building where I teach and I see these announcement posters that I can't read, I feel it every time. One of my friends said she feels it when she sees elementary students wearing their red neck scarves. Lately I've been more conscious of people staring at me. You'd think I'd be over it.
Tomorrow, I'm showing a movie in the American Culture class I teach. I'm pretty excited to not have to prepare a lecture. Today has been much more fun as a result. This is the door going in to the language lab where there is one computer screen for every two students. The doorway is funny to me...with the big lock and metal door it looks sorta like a medieval torture chamber.
These two styles of stockings are popular now. Especially the one on the right. The one on the left is perhaps a little dated now. But, doesn't it look like these girls could have just bought one pair of black stockings and shared them?
I've baked two birthday cakes in the past two weeks. This one has imported sprinkles and pudding frosting from the States and cute candles that say happy birthday in Korean. Today I went to a bakery supply store that has cocoa (no need to import it from America anymore!) and cupcake liners! They had something that looked like shortening and frozen nondairy whipped cream too, but I was a little leery.