Today I was met with a pleasant surprise other than that most of my classes were canceled due to career day. Actually, all of today has been great! The day began as I woke up from a full eight hours of sleep; these days more sleep is necessary due to my doctor telling me to lay off the caffeine for a while. Once I arrived at school I found that the first three classes were canceled due to career day, and later I discovered that my fourth class was canceled due to some assembly for the students. Next, I had lunch; Wednesdays have a lunch campaign of “clear your tray” to avoid waste. cafeteria finds that the best way to make this campaign effective is to serve a delicious meal. So today we had some tasty bibimbab. During lunch I was invited to take a survey for KOSTAT (Korean Statistics) concerning foreign workers. As a thank you, I was given a 5,000 won gift certificate. As I was walking back up to the office I had no idea that the best part of the day (that I yet know of) was yet to come. I arrived at the office with one of my co-teachers to see that the other co-teacher had prepared a cake for celebrating my second year in Korea!
It was a delicious mocha flavored cake with macaroons on top! I am very grateful to have such kind and fun co-teachers! Once the candles were lit they began singing a pieced together version of “Happy Birthday”, but changed to “Happy Two Years”.
By the way, Korean cakes tend to be very well decorated.