Thursday, July 26, 2007

One day, I will be shot dead because of this blog

Yes, I'm still alive and my cyber life is still kicking ass. Let it be known that although I haven't been leaving comments in your blogs, I am reading your entries through my reader. All is not lost.

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My billable-per-hour job is keeping me busy. It is funny how friends say I am becoming Korean with every minute I spend with my kids. Minus the looks, of course. About two days ago, I was discussing Geography with a student for a conversation class. We drifted off to talking about food and I asked him what his favorite Asian food is. His eyebrows met and this is the sign where I elaborate my question AKA speak in broken English. But still, he didn't understand, and asked me what "Asia" meant.

As pronunciation is the key to this joke, let it be known that I pronounced "Asia" as any person would in English: "ey-shuh". As I am the kind of teacher who doesn't spoon-feed her students, I went on telling nearly all the Asian countries and also naming the other continents as clues. But still, nothing. I wished at that moment God would leave Iraq for a while and shower me with patience.

Until the little Korean me took hold of the discussion. I said "ah-see-yah" with complete Korean accent. And like an incandescent bulb would react in a flinch of the switch, my student finally got it.

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I have finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last Monday. Since then, I have spent every idle moment I have in thinking what will Daniel Radcliffe look like when they film the Deathly Hallows.

We all know that nothing in this world is permanent, but it's funny when we are always taken aback when change hits us right in the face.

I can't wait to grow old. As in a 90-year-old old.


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15 comments:

watson said...

So how do you find the Koreans, attitude-wise?

the philosphical bastard said...

i was gonna post a really stupid comment and then i saw watson's. and that got me thinking...

and how did you find HP?

Anonymous said...

"One day, I will be shot dead because of this blog" --

Yes, mahirap kasi pag feeling beautiful ka. E hindi naman.

Lisa said...

went home last saturday after a 3-week vacation just to get our reserved copy of book 7, which i read, at a leisurely pace, and finished last sunday so nico could take his turn. then on tuesday i got summoned back by my mom to manila. good thing i got to read it before nico.

i thought it was as well-written as book 4, but i hated the epilogue. without that chapter, books 8-18 could have been written still -- but i gues she does not intend to add any more.

how are you, little girl?

lei said...

watson and paolo re:attitude of koreans i know lots of nice and kind koreans. depends, really. there are good ones, and there are bad ones. like any other kind of people.

paolo re:hp7 i found the encounter between voldemort and harry err.. corny. i cried half the time i was reading the book though. pero as the whole world knows, mababaw lang talaga luha ko. lol~

anonymous hi i-know-who-you-are. thank you for always visiting my blog. yeah, i know your IP address and everything about you. so flattering to have a stalker. lol~ pero you know what, don't hate me because i'm ugly, HATE ME BECAUSE I'M UGLY, BUT I STILL LOOK BETTER THAN YOU.

lisa i hated the eiplogue too. maybe she wrote it that way so that people will buy the hp dictionary or something, to see the family tree of everyone.

i'm good, lisa. a frequent visitor of your blog is stlaking me, did you know that? how are you? getting a lot of rest, i suppose?

i miss atenara...

earth to bella said...

hi ticha! di 'ko alam na pwede palang mag-leave ng comment kahit na hindi ako blogger.
anyway, yeah, yung epi ng HP was disappointing. i was thinking na sana hindi super fast forward di ba? ang awkward and i guess i can't get over the harry-ginny thing.
(harry-hermione shipper kasi. hehe)

kubs said...

i miss you, lei. T.T

freeeeeeeed!!! whaaaaaaaayyyyy? huhu...

what you said about change, it's very zen. and very true. we all know nothing is permanent, but are always surprised when we are faced with change.

Anonymous said...

"anonymous hi i-know-who-you-are. thank you for always visiting my blog. yeah, i know your IP address and everything about you. so flattering to have a stalker. lol~ pero you know what, don't hate me because i'm ugly, HATE ME BECAUSE I'M UGLY, BUT I STILL LOOK BETTER THAN YOU." --

"HATE ME BECAUSE I'M UGLY, BUT I STILL LOOK BETTER THAN YOU."

With or without our IP Address, tell that to the dogs and they might believe you pathetic woman.

With or without our IP Address, we'd like to tell you that you've been tryin' darn hard to get attention at the expense of other people.

You have no sense of justice nor sense of remorse.

Someday, you will just feel that the joke is on you -- not as a curse but as good, old Karma.

lei said...

earth to bella hehe natanggap ko na na hindi si harry at hermione. thanks sa pagbisita ticha ^_^

kubi i know. sabi ko nga i practically cried the whole time.

anonymous you know what, i prepared a long reply for you, but then i remembered something: Fighting on the internet is like participating in the Special Olympics: even if you win, you're still retarded. I'm sorry for the comparison. thank you for judging my entire being for a single blog entry. but i guess that says so much about you than you will ever say about a nobody like me.

Poli said...

I've yet to meet a Korean but there are A LOT in our campus. One time, a Korean student went up to one of my friends and told her that she would pay her P500 if she would engage in a 30 minute conversation in English.

Sana, malapitan din ako! Hehe!

Maybe Daniel Radcliffe would look 30!

The final battle was lame and the epilogue was corny, no?

iskoo said...

ang bilis nga magka-edad ni harry. dahil kaya sa puti siya? tayo parang di naman tumatanda, hehehe. pero sana maranasan ko tumanda, feeling ko mga 1 yr nalang buhay ko, haha

Gean said...

"One day, I will be shot dead because of this blog"

Me too. I'll be found dead because of my blog. LOL.

I like you blog. :) *bookmarks

Jake The Miserable said...

Akshweli, na-cancel 'yung flight ko sa South Korea. Last week dapat 'yun, as an exchange student. E wala e. Nagkaroon ng mga problema and thingamajiggit.

Pero kahit papaano naman nakaka-encounter naman ako ng mga Koreans. It happens that a friend of mine is also a teacher of English to Koreans. :D

Janette Toral said...

Wow I miss Korea! The ones I met are very nice and they try their best to communicate. I hope you are enjoying your stay there.

may said...

CONGRATULATIONS! isali mo na lang ako sa celbration :)