Friday, August 07, 2015

Week 1, Check

Tonight marks the end of our first week at Branksome Hall Asia, and what a busy week it's been.  From going to the hospital, to immigration, to spending a couple of days learning more about how the International Baccalaureate program works.  To be honest, I haven't had much experience out among the Korean population yet.  We've been so busy and we've always been with other English speakers from the school that I haven't felt... "surrounded" by Korea yet.  It's like a weird in between moment as I know that the feeling will come.

To close off the week, the new faculty went for a fancy outdoor dinner at the Hyatt Hotel.

Photo Cred: Soo (center).
A couple of the other teacher dons and myself.  We got all dolled up to go.
In the few K-dramas that I have watched, whenever characters go to Jeju-do, they always frequent these lovely hotels along the coast.  The Hyatt is gorgeous and my pictures don't do it justice.  (I also didn't take very many pictures so I didn't have many to choose from).

View of the pool area as you go out the back of the hotel.
Looking back toward the main building from the green.
There were a number of these statues chilling around the hotel.
More on them another time... 
 It was a wonderful evening full of good food and good people.  We're quite an assortment of faculty.  A number of us are from Canada, but then there is another big group from Australia.  A handful from the States and China and a sprinkling of South Africans and British--and that's not considering the returning staff who arrive this weekend.  I've already made some great friends and am really looking forward to getting better acquainted with the other staff members.  It's going to be a good year.

Love and hugs to my family and friends around the world!

View to the left of where we were...

...And the view a little ways to the right.

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