So i think that i’m getting used to everything here because the ‘korean funny’ ideas i had don’t seem so funny anymore.
Korean not so funny anymore:
I suppose we could talk about umbrellas....I had never used an umbrella before i got here. Not for real anyways. i remember me and chy used to take them out in the front of the house when i was raining and play with them but we certainly weren’t USING them....just twirling them around...catching water from the roof in them. Well umbrellas are pretty important here. It rained pretty hard a couple times and when i told sister jeong i usually don’t use umbrellas because i like the rain, she said...’no. you don’t use an umbrella here and people think you are crazy.’
because it rains so hard for long, you would literally be soaking wet for like 3 weeks straight. The rainy season is coming up in a few weeks—Right now though everone uses sun umbrellas. Because koreans really don’t like their skin getting darker—they all carry around this snazzy, bedazzled sun umbrellas and wear long sleeves to keep the sun off. They are always concerned for me when they see my skin getting darker—always trying to share their umbrellas with me :)
We had 12 week followup this last week...after only 5 weeks. Thats because they’re getting so many new people they’re just speeding everything up and we could be training after 12 weeks....it mostlikely will be after 18 wks but that is still insane seeing how i still really can’t understand what people are saying to me most the time! ah what an adventure! We’re still not really teaching anyone...just a whole lot of less-active work and street contacting.
Its just starting to get hot and humid here. It will start raining soon and have about 3 weeks of rainy season, then after that it gets REALLY hot and humid because of all the moisture from the rain i guess. I’m excited for the rain, but not the heat!!
I’m doing well, thanks for all the emails/prayers!!
— 와시번 자매