Day 442

Tuesday | May 14th, 2013

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Tuesdays are supposed to be easy days. This one lagged. Class lagged. The students didn’t want to do anything. I couldn’t get anyone to volunteer or help out. They just sat there. 20% of their grade is participating. I’m starting to feel like I didn’t make myself clear enough in the first week.

Next semester I think I’m going to need some sort of quota system for their participation. Just sitting and doing nothing should be a penalty. I can’t shouldn’t be talking all 100 minutes of class or even more than 10-15 minutes. I don’t need help, my English is amazing. I need students that beg and fight to volunteer in class, not this zombie shit. Something’s broken, somewhere. It’s most definitely on my end, but where, where?

Walking home was mundane too. And taking pictures today, mundane. Sitting at home was mundane. Maybe my teaching has gotten so mundane that it’s destroyed everything I come into contact with.

The Daily Bullet

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Daily Report

I didn’t sleep last night. I struggled to write or create a script that would grab an .mp3 from a folder, open it, insert markers in pre-determined places, split the audio file into eleven segments based on those

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Gyeongju

Out beyond the fake lake (Bomun) for Christmas Day lunch at a place called the Healing Kitchen. It’s all farms and hilltops here. And roads to more farms and hilltops. Except for the noise from the cars, I

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The Fourth Wall

I’m here and alive. Ten days behind the reality of my written life, yet here and alive. TOEIC is the predominant motif of life from the end of the semester until … today. This is the end, after

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This Old Hanok

When we had the bathroom done, we wanted to design our own window for the part of the wall which straddles the storage space along the side of the house. This way we could have clean airflow through

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