Six months ago there were 120 students that paid to attend our after-school English Academy. Now, the school has only 90 students. After Wednesday, the school will react to the natural consequence of losing 25% of it's customers. A 25% reduction of it's teachers.
Or more specifically...me.
I've been laid off.
However, with the help of my boss and the franchise of schools that my school is a part of, I already have a new job lined up. After a brief, free and legally necessary trip to Japan (visa laws...), I will start my new job next week.
My address will change (the reason I've been anti-mail this month) The scenery will change. My students will change. My co-workers will change. My classroom (the picture) will change.
Lots of change...and yet...so much will remain the same.
I will still live on the outskirts of Seoul. I will still be teaching English. I will still have to dry my clothes on a rack (rather than in a dryer). I will still call "sushi" well that's "gim bap", "won tons" those are "mandu" , and "bacon" tasty tasty bacon is "sam gip sal"