Monday, February 7, 2011

Younger, Smarter, Korean

Unable to sleep last night in anticipation of returning to work (what is it about that 1st day back, post-break?!), I was nervous about how I'd get through the day. Fortunately, upon walking into my morning class, all anxieties were quelled. Flattery or not, students' comments inevitably have a way of elevating my energy. My favorite:
"You're so different from my family! It's weird to be with westerners now after being with my relatives. You're friendly and outgoing. I missed you!"
Students also noticed my haircut; their remarks are particularly amusing when viewed collectively:
"I like your hair!"
"You look younger."
"You look smarter."
"You look more Korean."

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