For the past couple of weeks I've really been thinking that I need to do more with this blog. I mean, teaching at an international school in Asia is a pretty cool gig, and people would probably be interested in reading about it. And yet I never update.
There's a few reasons, I guess. I teach writing at school and I am writing a novel in my spare time, so I tend to think that if I'm going to blog I better sound like a National Geographic journalist or something. I put insane pressure on myself to think of headlines and captions like:
In a country where rote memorization and cramming dominate Korean public schools, many Korean parents are looking to a Western education to help their children get ahead.
Which is all well and good, but come on. That just seems like work. I work enough already.
My friends Tom and Bonnie have a fabulous blog that really captures not only their personalities, but what life at our school and in Korea is like. They update it every week too, which seems a big job to me!
Finally, last week I asked Bonnie how she manages it. "Well," she said, "it helps to have two people, obviously. But keep it short and sweet - that helps too."
"Short and sweet," as you all know, is not really my style. I tend more toward "longwinded". However, in the interests of documenting a pretty cool existence here, I think I should make the effort...so here goes!
I have a six hour rehearsal with the kids in the play today. I'll pick up some batteries for my digital camera and see what I can accomplish. I bet I can get some good shots to upload.