December 16, 2011
So, here’s an interesting question that someone asked, about interesting questions that we’ve been asked:
What are the weirdest questions that your students have ever asked you?
Now, we wish we can say that there were some profound questions that we were asked by out former students, something that, in their curiosity, revealed to us an aspect of Korean culture that we hadn’t seen before…but I think we kind of already shared the more interesting questions in our “TL;DR- What South Korean students think of North America”
So now you guise are stuck with the awkward stuff. The kind of special memories and special moments teacher have that can be awkward stories to tell other people, but other teachers understand what we’re trying to say. So, we don’t want to ruin the surprise in the video, but we’ll give you a hint:
Martina’s question was about the real meaning of “magic stick” and “lollipop” as found in a song. Yeah. She kind of panicked. And Simon’s was in a similar field, but we’re starting to think that someone was dared to ask Simon that question…
Now to be clear, these are not common questions (although Martina did get a lot of questions about the meaning of slang used in English songs) but just really memorable ones for us. I guess this is kind of a light and fluffy TL;DR! YAY! Something light and fluffy was needed this week…like…a giant pink unicorn toy. <---clearly Martina typing So after you watch the video and witness our awkward moments, we'd love to hear your awkward stories that you've had with students (or maybe even younger siblings?) Both Simon and I are the youngest children so we'll have to hold our sisters/brothers back from spilling any embarrassing stories about us. *Martina's eyes narrow...put that family picture album away....