Thursday, March 10, 2011


I went out to eat with what I thought was the new teachers.  We ate octupus.  The table was set with veggies already in the hot plate burner in the sit-down table.  They brung more side dishes and I sit on the floor a waitin' to see what would happen next.  The lady walked up with scissors in her hand carrying a octupus in her hand.  She began cutting apart the poor little ole' guy one arm at a time.  She didn't cut his head off.  Instead, she dropped hiim into really hot water and boilt it.  LOL!  I tried to not look shocked, but it was clear.  Then they allowed it to boil and put the head in my bowl for me.  There sit a head and then they cut it and dark blackish stuff flowed out of it.  Yep, I picked it up and eat it.  No problem.  I had to avoid looking at the blackish stuff as it rolled out of the poor ole' things head. 

Then when I thought it was about over, we finally did finish.  Well 9 of us was done and the principal continued eating in order to force everyone to remain there.  Nobody can leave until he is done.  One of his clear goals is to force people to hang out.  It isn't the easiest thing to do regardless of the cultural 'work party' event that must happen 1 or 2 times a month.  We finally finished and 4 of us went to a bar.  I'm really trying to not drink a lot, but that is seriously all they do here.  I couldn't say no and I really had no idea where home was despite being only a couple blocks from my main area.  I give in and went with them.  I mostly just sit there listening to them talk in Korean and not knowing what they was sayin'.  Every now and then they would fill me in.  I appreciated it.

Tomorrow I work 8 hours, but I have to teach 2 classes.  So, tomorrow I'll be desk-warming.  No problem!  I don't mind.  It is pretty sweet, but I am not looking forward to the time when I will be the only person in the building except the janitor. LOL!  That's during summer and winter break.  I'll just sit there all day with nothing to do.  Wow!


hillary said...

ewwwwwwww. :)

The Red One said...

Glad your enjoying it man. Try sending me a facebook message or something before you call so I have an idea your calling and I will have better chance at answering it. I tried calling you and forgot that I don't have international calling lol.

OneBigHappy said...

You are a brave man. A brave, brave man.