I'm writing this blog a lot later than usual. I just came back from doing my online Korean conversation class in my office on campus up on the hill where the internet access is more secure and the computer there functions better than this little netbook for such purposes.
The air is cool and a bit damp outside, which makes my hair get wavy as though the humidity of the summertime was already upon us. It is still necessary to wear sweaters and warm jackets except in the middle of the day.
I had a productive day. Bearing in mind the need to rise early so as to make important international phone calls, I woke up too early, at around 5:30. I got to campus around two hours later. There, I was able to take care of some outstanding banking issues over the phone and internet. It is a relief to have accomplished that.
Then I had a full day of classes. I have been preparing students for their first quizzes and assignments and we have launched into the second units of their textbooks. That is pretty good for the third week of classes. I am right on schedule.
I came home to have dinner but did not feel like cooking much so I just mixed some tuna from a tin with some cooked rice and ate a spinach salad on the side. I relaxed for a while watching Dateline docu-mysteries. I love the ones narrated by long time master journalist and teller of yarns, Keith Morrison, so I have been watching them twice or more.
On campus, I took care of some petty admin chores, and more online tasking, then reviewed the lesson and bided the last few minutes catching up with the village game and other games. Two marriages and one coming of age in the village just today! I keep getting so behind that the poor little avatars go hungry and thirsty for long stretches.
This new Korean teacher is good. I feel very comfortable with these lessons. There is not too much material and the lesson is organized cohesively and systematically using everyday speech. The online speaking practice session, run like a class with simultaneous participation of more than one student with the tutor for a whole hour, gives students lots of repetition and opportunity to ask questions. The tutors are very patient. They have great methods. I only wish I could do it several times a week.
It's almost eleven o'clock and I am getting very drowsy. Time to hit the hay.